China Studies

China Studies Minor

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.
Core Courses....................................................................9 credit hours
HIST 3740  History of Asia ....................................... 3
PSCI 3010  Chinese Politics ..................................... 3
HIST/PSCI 4740  Seminar in Chinese Studies
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3
Elective Courses.....................................................................15 credits
Students can 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.
ARTH 4087/5087  Asian Art ............................................... 3
CHIN 1010  Beginning Chinese ............................................. 3
CHIN 2010  Intermediate Chinese I ................................................. 3
CHIN 2020 Intermediate Chinese II ................................................. 3
HIST 4707  East Asia since 1900 ................................................. 3
HIST 4937 World War II in the Pacific ................................................. 3
INTL 2000  Introduction to International Studies ................................................. 3
PSCI 4007/5007  Study Abroad (China) ................................................. 6
RELI 3220  Eastern Religions ................................................. 3
PUBH 4707  International Health: An Overview of Problems and Issues ................................................. 3
Total Credits for Minor .................................................21 credit hours

For more information regarding the China Study Minor, please contact Dr. Henry Antkiewicz, Department of History at 439-6689 or .