Courses

The Chinese Studies Program, through various departments and other programs, offers a variety of courses to students that wish to deepen their understanding of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, etc.  Besides the study of Chinese history, politics, economics and society, there are also courses that allow students to build their Chinese Language skills.  Additionally,  courses that touch upon the visual arts and cultural aspects are also available to accommodate students on a wide range of interests.

Fall 2016 Non-Language Courses

For CHIN Language Course offerings, use UCSD Schedule of Classes

The following is a list that shows what courses are being offered by various departments at UCSD. These listed courses may be applied towards a Chinese Studies B.A. and minor. Read the information carefully as some courses may only qualify for the minor or may have special requirements. The Chinese Studies Program CANNOT AUTHORIZE you for any of the courses listed below, contact the home department via email or Virtual Advising Center for approval requirements, prerequisite information or authorization. Always use UCSD Schedule of Classes to confirm times/dates/locations and to enroll.

Course Name
Section
ID
UD/LD
(Units)
Days
Time
Instructor
Location
Notes
Status

HILD 10
: East Asia The Great Traditions
SEE
TRITONLINK
LD
4.0
MWF
1100-
1150am
Schneewind

WLH
2001
This course is only compatible with a minor
You must enroll in a secrion via WebReg
LTCH 101: Readings in Contemporary Chinese Literature
882107
UD
4.0
W
 500-
750p
 Heinrich

lnheinrich@ucsd.edu
LIT
255
You MUST Contact LITERATURE
via Virtual Advising Center
To be authorized , you need to have 4th year Mandarin skills or higher
POLI 113A: East Asian Political Thought
881621
UD
4.0
MWF
1200-
1250p
Magagna
PRICE Theater
You may enroll via WebReg
SPACE
AVAILABLE
Majors & Minors Must Petition this Course
POLI 113A: East Asian Political Thought
881622
UD
4.0
MWF
100-
150p
Magagna
PRICE
Theater
You may enroll via WebReg SPACE
AVAILABLE
Majors & Minors Must Petition this Course
 VIS 127C: Arts of Modern China
879004
UD
4.0
TuTh
 330-
450p
Shen
kshen@ucsd.edu
Center
105
You may enroll via WebReg SPACE
AVAILABLE

VIS 258: Graduate Seminar in
Chinese Art
879031
GRAD
4.0
W
1200-
250p
Shen
kshen@ucsd.edu
VAF
366
You need to
request permission with an ADD CARD
This is a GRAD course and Prof. Shen may accept a few exceptional UNDERGRADS
IRGN 404: Graduate Seminar in
Chinese Politics
876369
GRAD
4.0
MW 1100-
1220p
Shih
RBC
Garden
You need to
request permission with an ADD CARD
This is a GRAD course and Prof. Shih may accept a few exceptional UNDERGRADS
IRGN 455: Graduate Seminar
 in Financing Chinese Miracle
876379
GRAD
4.0
T
630-
920p
Shih
RBC 3201
You need to
request permission with an ADD CARD
This is a GRAD course and Prof. Shih may accept a few exceptional UNDERGRADS

Special Enrollment Requirements for:

  • HILD 10 is a lower-division East Asian history course that is only compatible with a Chinese Studies minor. Use WebReg to enroll yourself in an of the available sections and you will automatically be enrolled in the lecture on MWF with Professor Schneewind.
  • POLI 113A East Asian Thought from a Comparative Perspective is only applicable to a Chinese Studies major or minor when you submit a student petition. Please bring a syllabus to HSS 1009 to petition this course.
  • VIS 258, IRGN 404 and IRGN 455 are graduate courses and a student must acquire approval from the instructor to enroll in this course. Explain to the professor why you would be a good participant in this advanced course and bring an ADD CARD to get the instructor's approval signature. Then take the ADD CARD to the department for an approval stamp and then take the ADD CARD to the Registrar.
Summer 2016 Chinese and Chinese Studies Non-Language Courses

The following is a list that shows what courses are being offered by various departments at UCSD. These listed courses may be applied towards a Chinese Studies B.A. and minor. Read the information carefully as some courses may only qualify for the minor or may have special requirements. The Chinese Studies Program CANNOT AUTHORIZE you for any of the courses listed below, contact the home department via email or Virtual Advising Center for approval requirements, prerequisite information or authorization. Always use UCSD Schedule of Classes to confirm times/dates/locations and to enroll.

Course
Section
LD/UD
(Units)
Day
Time
Instructor
Location
Notes
Status

CHIN 185A
: Readings in Chinese Culture and Society I

Special Summer Session
DATES: June 27 - July 16
874582
UD
4.0
MWF
 600-
950p
 Wang
XiW004@ucsd.edu
HSS
2305B
You MUST INTERVIEW
with
Instructor
Wang
SPACE AVAILABLE

CHIN 185B
: Readings in Chinese Culture and Society II

Special Summer Session
DATES: July 18 - Aug. 06
874581 UD
4.0
MWF
 600-
950p
 Wang
XiW004@ucsd.edu

HSS
2305B
You MUST INTERVIEW
with
Instructor
Wang
SPACE AVAILABLE

MUS 13AS
: World Music of Asia & Oceania

Summer Session II
DATES: Aug. 01 - Sept. 3
883360
LD
4.0
TuTh
and
TuTh
200-450p
and
500-550p
 Guy
nguy@ucsd.edu
PCYNH
121
You may
enroll via
WebReg
SPACE AVAILABLE

POLI 113A
: East Asian Political Thought

 Summer Session I
DATES: June 27 - July 30
872995
UD
4.0
MW
1100-
150p
Magagna
SOLIS
107
You may
enroll via
WebReg
FULL

HIEA 131
: China: War
and Revolution

Summer Session II
DATES: Aug. 1 - Sept. 3
873998
UD
4.0
MTuWTh
930-
1050a
staff
HSS
2321
You may
enroll via
WebReg
FULL

VIS 105D
: Aesthetics of Chinese Calligraphy

 Summer Session I
DATES: June 27 - July 30
874360
UD
4.0
TuWTh
1200-
400p
Li
h3li@ucsd.edu

 MANDE

220A
You may
enroll via
WebReg
SPACE AVAILABLE

VIS 127C
: Arts of
Modern China

Summer Session II
DATES: Aug. 1 - Sept. 3
874366
UD
4.0
TuTh
1100-
150p
Shen
kshen@ucsd.edu
Center
109
You may
enroll via
WebReg
SPACE AVAILABLE


Fall 2013 Non-Language Courses

For CHIN Language Course offerings, use UCSD Schedule of Classes

The following is a list that shows what courses are being offered by various departments at UCSD. These listed courses may be applied towards a Chinese Studies B.A. and minor. Read the information carefully as some courses may only qualify for the minor or may have special requirements. The Chinese Studies Program CANNOT AUTHORIZE you for any of the courses listed below, contact the home department via email or Virtual Advising Center for approval requirements, prerequisite information or authorization. Always use UCSD Schedule of Classes to confirm times/dates/locations and to enroll.

Course Name
Section
ID
UD/LD
(Units)
Days
Time
Faculty
Location
Notes
HILD 10: East Asia
The Great Traditions
SEE
TRITONLINK
LD
(4.0)
MWF
LEC.
100-150p
Schneewind
CENTER
119
You must enroll in
a section via TritonLink
LTEA 110B Modern Chinese Fiction in Translation 788478
UD
(4.0)
MWF
1100-1150a
staff
HSS
1128A
 SPACES
LTEA 120B Taiwan Films
784618
UD
(4.0)
TuTh
500-620p Liao
SOLIS
104
 SPACES
HITO 87 Freshman Seminar: Ming China in Short Stories
788838
LD
(1.0)t
Th
100-150p
Schneewind HSS
4025

1 unit only
Freshman Seminar

POLI 113A East Asian Political Thought/ Comp. Perspective
786854
UD
(4.0)
MWF
100-150p
Magagna
PRICE C.
THEATER
SPACES
Must be petitioned
VIS 127B Arts of China
784905
UD
(4.0)
TuTh
500-620p
Shen
CENTER
216
SPACES
VIS 129E Art History - Asia 784908
UD
Seminar
(4.0)
W
300-550p
Shen
MANDE
106
Seminar. Request permission from VIS ARTS & Prof. Shen.

Special Enrollment Requirements for:

  • HILD 10 is a lower-division East Asian history course that is required for a Chinese Studies major and optional for a minor. Please note that the Department of History may not offer this course next academic so do not delay in completing this requirement. Use WebReg to enroll yourself in an of the six available sections and you will automatically be enrolled in the lecture on MWF with Professor Schneewind.
  • POLI 113A East Asian Thought from a Comparative Perspective is only applicable to a Chinese Studies major or minor when you submit a student petition. Please bring a syllabus to HSS 3084 to petition this course.
  • VIS 129E Asian Art History is a SEMINAR on W 300-550p with Professor Shen. You must request to enroll via email at kshen@ucsd.edu. Explain why you would be a good participant in this advanced course in Asian art history. Be sure to include your name, PID# and reason you wish to enroll. It may be a good idea to contact Visual Arts via Virtual Advising Center as well. One seminar course is a requirement of a Chinese Studies major.


Summer 2013 Non-Language Courses


For CHIN Language Course offerings, use UCSD Schedule of Classes

The following is a list that shows what courses are being offered by various departments at UCSD during Summer
Session 1 and Summer Session 2. These listed courses may be applied towards a Chinese Studies B.A. and minor.
Read the information carefully as some courses may only qualify for the minor or have special requirements. The Chinese Studies Program cannot authorize you for any of the courses listed below with the exception of CHIN 169A/B.  Please contact the home department via email or Virtual Advising Center for approval requirements, prerequisite information or authorization. All courses are 4 units and upper-division unless otherwise noted. Always use UCSD Schedule of Classes to confirm times/dates/locations and Tritonlink Webreg to enroll.


Course Name
Section ID Session
Faculty
Days
Time
Location
Notes
Summer Session I 2013: July 1, 2013 - August 3, 2013
HIEA 126 The Silk Road 779509
1 Cahill
MW
500-750p CENTER 205
Instructor approval req'd
Contact Prof. & History Dept.
See Note below

HIEA 128 History of Material Culture in China
779510
1 Cahill TuTh 500-750p HSS 1106A
POLI 113A East Asian Thought from a Comparative Perspective
779715
1
Magagna
MW
200-450p
CENTER 115
Must be petitioned.
POLI 131C The Chinese Revolution
779717
1 staff
MW
1100-150p & 200-350p
CENTER 224C

VIS 105D Aesthetics of
Chinese Calligraphy
779795
1 Li
TuWTh 900-1150a
MANDE 220A
Contact the Dept. of VIS ARTS for approval via Virtual Advising Center
Summer Session II 2013: August 5, 2013 - September 7, 2013
HIEA 135 Thought & Religion
in China: Buddhism
780246
2 Cahill
MW
200-450p
CENTER 220
Instructor approval req'd
Contact Prof. & History Dept.
See Note below
HIEA 136 Thought & Religion
in China: Daoism
780247  2 Cahill TuTh 500-750p
YORK 4050A
LTEA 120A Chinese Film
Visions of the City
780275
2
Zhang
MW
1100a-150p & 200-350p
CSB
005
Film labs on MW
LTEA 120C Hong Kong Films 780277
2
Zhang
TuTh
1100a-150p & 200-350p CSB
005
Film labs on TuTh
VIS 127C Arts of Modern China 780506
2Shen
TuTh200-450pMANDE 106


Special Instructions for HIEA 126-136 and POLI 113A

  • HIEA 126, HIEA 128, HIEA 135 & HIEA 136 You may need to request permission from Professor Suzanne Cahill (SuzanneCahill@gmail.com) and the Department of History (historyundergrad@ucsd.edu) to enroll in this course.
  • POLI 113A East Asian Thought from a Comparative Perspective is only applicable to a Chinese Studies major or minor when you submit a student petition. Please bring a syllabus to HSS 3084 to petition this course. 

Spring 2013 Non-Language Courses

For CHIN Language Course offerings, use UCSD Schedule of Classes

The following is a list that shows what courses are being offered by various departments at UCSD. These listed courses may be applied towards a Chinese Studies B.A. and minor. Read the information carefully as some courses may only qualify for the minor or may have special requirements. The Chinese Studies Program cannot authorize you for any of the courses listed below, contact the home department via email or Virtual Advising Center for approval requirements, prerequisite information or authorization. Always use UCSD Schedule of Classes to confirm times/dates/locations and to enroll.

Course Name
Section ID
UD/LD
(Units)
Days
Time
Faculty
Location
Notes
ANSC 137 Chinese Popular Religion
772592
UD
(4.0)
TuTh
330-450p
Jordan
SOLIS
111
See TritonLink for
section info on W or F
HIEA 131 People's Republic
of China
774370
UD
(4.0)
MW
500-620p
Baum
HSS
1330
 SPACES
HIEA 132 China War
& Revolution
774371
UD
(4.0)
TuTh
500-620p Smith
CSB
002
 SPACES
HIEA 164 Seminar in Late Imperial Chinese History
774373
UD
Seminar
(4.0)
F
130-420p
Lu
HSS
4025

Instructor & Dept.
Approval Required.
SEE NOTE BELOW.

LTCH 101 Readings in Cont. Chinese Lit. Eileen Chang's Writings and Films
771979
UD
(4.0)
TuTh
200-320p
Zhang
WLH
2206
FULL
SEE NOTE BELOW.
LTCS 150 Topics in Cultural
Studies: Cinema Diaspora
771983
UD
(4.0)
MWF
200-250p
Liao
WLH
2215
SPACES
Must be petitioned.
LTEA 110B Modern Chinese Fiction in Translation 771987
UD
(4.0)
TuTh
1100-1220p
Chau
WLH
2209
FULL
LTWL 4C Fiction & Film in
20th Century Cinema
772047 LD
(4.0)
TuTh
330-450p Zhang
PCYNH
120
See TritonLink for
section info on W
LTWL 160 Women & Lit. Women Writers in Modern China 772032 UD
(4.0)
TuTh
200-320p
Chau
SEQUO
147
SPACES
Must be petitioned.
POLI 131C The Chinese Revolution 774203
UD
(4.0)
M
500-750p Hoston
WLH
2204
SPACES
SOCI 189 Special Topics: Chinese Society in Transition 774092  UD
(4.0)
TuTh
200-320p Madsen
CENTER
214
SPACES
VIS 105E Chinese Calligraphy as an Instillation
772174
UD
(4.0)
Tu
330-620p
Li
MANDE
220B
FULL
Contact VIS ARTS DEPT
with questions thru VAC

VIS 127N 20th Century Art
in China & Japan
772191
UD
(4.0)
TuTh
630-750p Bryson
PCYNH
109
FULL
Must be petitioned.
LTCS 52 Topics in Cultural Studies: Food & Culture in Lit. 771981
LD
(4.0)
MWF
100-150p
Liao
MANDE
B-152
FULL
Must be petitioned.

Special Enrollment Requirements for:

    • ANSC 137 Chinese Popular Religion is offered by the Department of Anthropology. Please be aware that you must also enroll and attend a section on either Wednesdays or Fridays. Use WebReg to enroll yourself.
    • HIEA 164 Seminar in Late Imperial Chinese History offered by the Department of History. Request to enroll via email with the instructor at w1lu@ucsd.edu  and historyundergrad@ucsd.edu. Explain why you would be a good participant in her course and be sure to include your name, PID# and reason you wish to enroll. If you have any questions about the course contact the Department. Enrollment in this course is not guaranteed is at the discretion of the professor. If you receive approval you will then use WebReg to enroll yourself.
    • LTCH 101 Readings in Contemporary Chinese Literature offered by the Department of Literature. You will need to request permission to enroll by contacting the Department of Literature via Virtual Advising Center. You must be able to speak, read and write in Mandarin at 4th year level to be successful at this course. Once you receive approval from the Department of Literature you will then use WebReg to enroll yourself.
    • LTWL 4C Fiction and Film in 20th Century Asian Cinema is only applicable to a Chinese Studies minor. You must also attend a section on Wednesdays. Use WebReg to enroll. 
    • LTCS 52 Topics in Cultural Studies: Food & Culture in Literature is only applicable to a Chinese Studies minor. Please bring a syllabus to HSS 3084 to petition this course.
    • LTWL 160 Women & Literature: Women Writers in Modern China is only applicable to a Chinese Studies major or minor when you submit a student petition. Please bring a syllabus to HSS 3084 to petition this course.
    • LTCS 150 Topics in Cultural Studies: Cinema Diaspora is offered by the Department of Literature. Please bring a syllabus to HSS 3084 to petition this course.
    • SOCI 189 Special Topics: Chinese Society in Transition is offered by the Department of Sociology. Please be careful there are two SOCI 189s offered in the spring only, Chinese Society in Transition is applicable to this major/minor. 
    • VIS 105E Chinese Calligraphy as an Instillation is offered by the Department of Visual Arts. The prerequisite is VIS 105D. Contact Visual Arts via Virtual Advising Center. This course will need to be petitioned, please bring a syllabus to HSS 3084 to petition this course.
    • VIS 127N 20th Century Art in China & Japan is only applicable to a Chinese Studies major or minor when you submit a student petition. Please bring a syllabus to HSS 3084 to petition this course.

Winter 2013 Non-Language Courses

For CHIN Language Course offerings, use UCSD Schedule of Classes

The following is a list that shows what courses are being offered that may be applied towards a Chinese Studies B.A./minor, read the descriptions carefully as some courses may only qualify for the minor.  (Use UCSD Schedule of Classes to confirm & enroll)  For an expanded description (if available), use the "Non-Language Course Descriptions" link on the left navigation bar or click here

Course Name
Section ID
UD/LD
(Units)
Days
Time
Professor
Location
Notes
ANSC 136 Traditional Chinese Society 762901
UD
(4.0)
MWF
200-250p
Jordan
CSB 001
FULL for WI13
ANTH 87 Freshmen Seminar: Chinese Takes & Values 760243
LD
Seminar
(1.0)
See TritonLink for more Info. 
See http://ugseminars.ucsd.edu/ for more info.
Cannot be applied to B.A./minor
LTCH 101 Readings in Contemporary Chinese Literature 761297 UD
(4.0)
TuTh 200-320p Chau
PCYNH 120 Dept. Approval Needed: SPACES
See Notes Below
LTCS 110 Popular Culture 761301 UD
(4.0)
TuTh 330-450p Liao WLH 2114 FULL for WI13
----------------------
1 SPACE
LTEA 110C Contemporary Chinese Fiction in Translation
761305
UD
(4.0)
TuTh
1100-1220p
Chau
LTEA 120A Chinese Films
761306
UD
(4.0)
MWF
1100-1150a Zhang WLH 2204 FULL Lab on Mondays
LTEA 120C Hong Kong Films 761308 UD
(4.0)
MWF
200-250p
FULL Lab on Tuesdays
HILD 11 Easy Asian & the West 1279-1911 See Note LD
(4.0)
TuTh 1100-1220p Lu PETER
110
Listed time is for LECTURE only

Sections are required,
enroll by section on TritonLink
HIEA 168 Classical &
Medieval Chinese History
761297 UD
Seminar
(4.0)
Th 300-550p Cahill HSS 5086
Dept. Approval Needed: SPACES
See Notes Below
SOCI 188G Chinese Society 764343 UD
(4.0)
MWF 1000-1050a Madsen CSB 001 SPACES
VIS 105D Aesthetics of Chinese Calligraphy 768135
UD
Studio
(4.0)
MW
1200-250p
Li
MAND 220A
FULL for WI13
Dept. Approval Needed:
See Notes Below

SPACES
VIS 129E Asian Art History 768170
UD
Seminar
(4.0)
W
300-550p
Shen
MAND 106

Special Enrollment Requirements for LTCH 101, HIEA 168 and VIS Courses:

    • LTCH 101 Readings in Contemporary Chinese Literature 761297 LECTURE on TuTh 200-320p in Pepper Canyon Hall. Request to enroll by contacting the Dept. of Literature via Virtual Advising Center. You must be able to speak, read and write in Mandarin. Once you receive approval you will use WebReg to enroll yourself.
    • HIEA 168 Classical & Medieval Chinese History 765139 SEMINAR on Th 300-550p with Prof. CAHILL. Request to enroll via email at SuzanneCahill@gmail.com and historyundergrad@ucsd.edu. Explain why you would be a good participant in her course and be sure to include your name, PID# and reason you wish to enroll. Once you receive approval you will use WebReg to enroll yourself.
    • VIS 105D Aesthetics of Chinese Calligraphy 768135 STUDIO on MW 1200-250p with Prof. LI. Request to enroll by contacting the Visual Arts Dept. via Virtual Advising Center. You will be instructed to contact VIS ARTS again ON Dec. 6th via VAC and approvals will be granted on that day. Its first-come-first-serve and you enroll yourself.
    • VIS 129E Asian Art History 768170 SEMINAR on W 300-550p with Prof. SHEN. Request to enroll via email at kshen@ucsd.edu. Explain why you would be a good participant in his course and be sure to include your name, PID# and reason you wish to enroll. It may be a good idea to contact Visual Arts via Virtual Advising Center.

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List of Non-language Courses

The following is a list of Chinese Studies non-language electives that have been approved by the Academic Senate as automatically compatible with a Chinese Studies major or minor. These are courses offered by other departments and are not hosted and cannot be modified by the Chinese Studies Program. If you have a question about a specific course list above or below you may need to contact the home department. The portion of the UCSD General Catalog with Chinese Studies Program information can be accessed at http://www.ucsd.edu/catalog/curric/CHIN.html.


Click here for Full list of non-language courses and course descriptions



Petitioning Courses

  • Upon returning from study abroad a student will need to petition each course for reviewed and approval by the Director of the Chinese Studies Program. A student may also need to petition a UCSD course that is not pre-approved.
  • Please provide all materials from a course with each petition, including but not limited to syllabus, textbooks, notes, handouts, presentations, final paper, exams, etc. Please see FAQ tab more information. Materials will be returned.
  • What form do I use for a Student Petition? Print this Student Petition Form use the examples below to complete the form.
Examples of wording for Student Petitions:
          
Use this example for a course taken at UCSD
  • Request: To review and approve COURSE & NUMBER: TITLE taught by INSTRUCTOR'S NAME at UCSD as an upper-division (or lower-division) non-language Chinese Studies elective.
  • Reason for Request: To use COURSE & NUMBER towards earning a major/minor in Chinese Studies.

Use this example for a course taken at a university other then UCSD (a.k.a. abroad)
  • Request: To review and approve COURSE & NUMBER: TITLE taken via EAP (or OAP) at NAME OF UNIVERSITY as an upper-division (or lower-division) non-language Chinese Studies elective.
  • Reason for Request: To use COURSE & NUMBER towards earning a major/minor in Chinese Studies.

Use this example for a course taken as a colloquium at UCSD
  • Request: To review and approve COURSE & NUMBER: TITLE as a colloquium/seminar. Professor (insert name) has agreed to enhance the content /assignments of this upper-division course so that it may qualify as a colloquium.
  • Reason for Request: To use COURSE & NUMBER to meet the colloquium requirement for earning a B.A. in Chinese Studies.

                   
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