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The Chinese Studies Program combines historical
understanding with an emphasis on modern and contemporary China. The
Department of History has a strong specialization in late imperial and
modern China. A full spectrum of courses on the politics, economics,
society, and culture of today’s China are offered via other departments
at UC San Diego. Another focal point of research interest is visual
culture and cultural history in modern and pre-modern China. The
interdisciplinary nature of the program (see departmental affiliation
of the participating faculty) can accommodate students of a wide range
of interests. In addition to our local resources, the University of
California Education Abroad Program (EAP) and Opportunities Abroad
Program (OAP) are affiliated with various universities and language
institutes in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. This, together
with other academic exchange programs with a number of Chinese
universities, provides the possibility of a junior year abroad, to take
both Mandarin Chinese courses and non-language courses dealing with
various aspects of Chinese studies. Such courses are subject to final
approval by the program director of an Undergraduate Student Petition
upon completion of the course(s). Please note that at least six of the
upper-division courses for the major must be taken at UC San Diego.
Chinese Studies is an interdisciplinary program that allows the student
interested in China to utilize the university’s offerings in various
departments to build a major leading to a bachelor’s degree. In
addition to coordinating courses in the various departments, the
Program in Chinese Studies offers courses directly under its own
auspices to round out the available offerings.
Language) Course Enrollment Information
All students interested in taking a CHIN Course, refer to the
following table. Select the category that best represents your
status at UCSD for CHIN course enrollment information pertaining
specifically to you.
Please be aware that you may need to take a short and
informal placement interview. Click here
for more information.
you are interested in earning a major or minor in Chinese Studies,
click here or visit the Undergrad tab above.
You are welcome to view the
Studies Program WASC approval