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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

China Studies Minor

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Political Science, International Affairs, and Public Administration

China Studies Minor Program Information

Box 70561
Phone: (423) 439-6632

Weixing Chen, Ph.D.

The purpose of the minor in China Studies is to provide students with a multidisciplinary approach to acquiring knowledge of China. The objectives to achieve this goal are to provide students a multidisciplinary understanding of Chinese culture, art, politics, history, economics, and language; engage students in critical thinking about Chinese choices of economic development, political strategies, and social aspirations; to enhance understanding of the diversity of life-ethnically, politically, historically, socially, and economically in China and expose students to China’s vision of itself and the pursuit of its place internationally through the impact of its history on the contemporary world and through needs of international cooperation in the global economy.

At the conclusion of the minor, the student will be expected to analyze in a multidisciplinary fashion Chinese culture, politics, history, economics, and language; to judge critically Chinese options in economic development, political strategies, and social goals; navigate through the diversity of the Chinese experience to interpret its ethnic, political, historical, social, and economic problems; and to evaluate China’s changing visions of itself historically, its place in the global economy, and its role in the contemporary world order.

China Studies Minor: 21 Credit Hours

A minor is a secondary area of study outside of the major program of study with a structured curriculum composed of at least 18 semester credit hours of which at least 9 hours must be at the 3000-level or above.


Elective Courses: 12 Credit Hours

Students may take any courses related to Chinese history, language, culture, and politics as long as the courses are approved by the minor director.  Below is a sample list.