Undergraduate Programs

Information about Chinese Minor

The Chinese Minor program at the University of Louisville provides learners of Mandarin Chinese with a standards-based, topically organized curriculum. Taught by specialist faculty of Chinese and Chinese culture from Classical and Modern Languages, this program promotes effective communication in Chinese, understanding of the Chinese civilization, and appreciation of the global cultural diversity. Through full-fledged coursework from elementary to advanced levels, extra-curricular activities, and a summer study-in-China program, this program compliments majors such as Business, Political Science, Asian Studies, Humanities, Geography, Language, or History. Working with US governmental scholarships programs and institutes/organizations at home and in China, this program opens scholarship or job opportunities.

Chinese is the most spoken language in the world -- spoken in China, Taiwan, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto, Flushing, New York, and so forth.

Chinese (Minor)

CHNS Unit: College of Arts and Sciences (AS)

Department: Classical and Modern Languages

Required Courses

CHNS 202, 301, 302 --- (9 hours)

CHNS 311, 321, 322, 455, 456, 551; CHST 313, 335, (select 3 courses) --- (9 hours)

Minimum Total Hours: 18

Substitutions may be made with the approval of the Chinese minor advisor. Students must, however, complete a minimum of 12 hours in Chinese language. At least three (3) semester hours of the requirements for a minor must be successfully completed while enrolled in the University of Louisville.


For more information please contact 
Dr. Li Zeng, Associate Professor and Advisor of Chinese 
l0zeng01 (@) louisville.edu