Chinese, Minor

We live in a truly  global world where the leaders of tomorrow will dwell in and negotiate all transactions in spaces not claimed in exclusivity by a single people, language or culture. Knowing Chinese will help you become a truly global citizen. Our minor certifies that you have attained intermediate to advanced levels of listening, speaking, reading and writing proficiency in the language. It also opens  before you a fascinating cultural and intellectual world in and beyond the classroom with a myriad of opportunities to travel, live and work abroad.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.

Students will be required to take a total of five classes. These classes may include courses and language classes at or above the intermediate level in Dialogues of Civilization at NU. A maximum of two courses of transfer credits, including transferable courses taken abroad, may count towards the five classes in the minor.

Required Culture Courses

CLTR 1120Introduction to Languages, Literature, and Culture4

Required Language Courses

Students may waive any of these courses by taking the language exam in the World Language Center.

CHNS 2101Intermediate Chinese 14
or CHNS 2301 Intermediate Chinese Immersion 1
CHNS 2102Intermediate Chinese 24
or CHNS 2302 Intermediate Chinese Immersion 2


Advanced Chinese 1
Advanced Chinese Immersion 1
Advanced Chinese 2
Advanced Chinese Immersion 2
Special Topics in Chinese
Special Topics in Chinese
Directed Study
Modern Chinese History and Culture
Cultural Engagement Abroad
Law, Justice, and Society in Modern China
History of Capitalism in East Asia

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor