Study Abroad Resources

General Information

The Chinese Studies Program highly encourages students to expand their horizons by studying abroad and becoming global citizens. Please consult with the PAO (Programs Abroad Office) on the process for preparing to study abroad. We hope that you find this webpage helpful and informative. It should guide you what criteria a course needs to meet to be useful in earning a Chinese Studies major or minor. To the left you may click on the hyperlink titled: "Frequently Asked Questions"  that address many concerns of those considering travel abroad for educational purposes. Below you will also find a list of courses that have been completed by other UCSD students that have been previously petitioned and had an impact on the degrees UCSD students were earning with a successful student petition. It is important for a student to be informed and aware of how studying abroad can impact his or her own educational plans at UCSD. Check back as there are often updates to the list below.  When preparing to study abroad, students must meet with the program coordinator to discuss specific options and complete the EAP/OAP forms.  It is the student's responsibility to petition each course upon returning from your study abroad program.

When a student considers courses from a college other than UCSD, use the following guidelines:

  1. The course is 50% or more about China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, etc. to qualify as a non-language Chinese Studies Elective or be 100% about learning to speak Mandarin and be able to successfully comprehend, read and write in Chinese.
  2. The course must be 4 or more quarter units (or 3 semester units).  Combining courses may be permissible.
  3. Make sure that the course is upper-division if that is the requirement you are seeking to fulfill. 

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Study Abroad Courses

The following is a list of courses that have taken via various study aboard programs and have previously been considered as compatible with Chinese Studies Program course requirements. ALL courses, including the ones below on this previously approved list are still subject to review by the Director of the Chinese Studies Program via Student Petition. This review process also pertains to UCSD courses that are not on the previously approved list.

When submitting a petition it is highly recommended that a student include a syllabus, textbook, final papers, final exams, notes, presentations, quizzes/tests, coursework, and final grade(s). A student should submit as much evidence as possible to help back their claim that said course is acceptable as a lower or upper-division Chinese Studies course along with the Undergraduate Student Petition Form.

The list below is not a guarantee that your course(s) will be approved. It is merely a guideline showing which courses have successfully be approved via the petition process. Sometimes two courses need to be combined to meet the complexity and academic weight of a course at UCSD, especially language courses. 

  • If you are planning to study abroad, remember to bring back ALL study materials for each Student Petition.
  • Courses marked with ** are language acquisition courses. 

Courses below are organized by the university's name. 

| A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z |

The Beijing Center, China (OAP offered by Loyola Chicago)
Upper Division Courses
  • CHIN 103: Intermediate Chinese III **
    CHIN 104: Intermediate Chinese IV**
    Note: CHIN 103 & CHIN 104 must be combined to count as one upper-division course language course.
  • CHIN 250: Advanced Chinese I**
    CHIN 251: Advanced Chinese II**
    Note: CHIN 250 & CHIN 251 must be combined to count as one upper-division course language course.
  • LITR 292: Modern Chinese Fiction
  • MUN 260: China Through Film
  • PLSC 300: Chinese Political & Economic Reform
  • PLSC 300: Chinese Foreign Policy
  • PLSC 300: State and Society in China

Beijing Normal University, China
Upper Division Courses
  • CHIN 101S: Intensive Pre-Advanced Writing **
    CHIN 108S: Intensive Advanced Conversation I **
    Note: CHIN 101S & CHIN 108S must be combined to count as one upper-division course language course.
  • CHIN 101S: Intensive Pre-Advanced Writing **
    CHIN 102S: Intensive Lower-Advanced Conversation **
    Note: CHIN 101S & CHIN 102S must be combined to count as one upper-division course language course.
  • CHIN 103A: Lower-Adv. Reading **
  • CHIN 103B: Lower-Adv. Reading **
  • CHIN 104A: Lower-Adv. Conversation **
  • CHIN 104B: Lower-Adv. Conversation **
  • CHIN 105A: Lower-Adv. Aural Comp **
  • CHIN 105B: Lower-Adv. Aural Comp **
  • CHIN 109S: Intensive Adv. Writing II **
  • CHIN 110S: Intensive Adv. Conversation II **
  • CHIN 111A: Intermediate Adv. Reading **
  • CHIN 111B: Advanced Spoken Chinese II **
    CHIN 116B
    : Advanced Writing in Chinese II **
    Note: CHIN 111B & CHIN 116B must be combined to count as one upper-division course language course.
  • CHIN 113A: Intermediate Adv. Conversation **
  • CHIN 116A: Adv. Chinese Reading **
  • CHIN 117A: Adv. Chinese Newspaper Reading **
  • CHIN 118A: Adv. Chinese Conversation **
  • CHIN 119A: Adv. Aural Comprehension **
  • CHIN 129: Chinese Language & Culture
  • CHIN 144A: Modern Chinese Literature
  • CHIN 172A: Business Chinese **
  • ECON 120: Dynamics of Chinese Economy
  • HIST 159: Chinese History
  • SOCI 192A: Special Study: Sociology
Beijing Normal University, China (OAP via Princeton University)
Upper Division Courses
CHI 305C & CHI 306C: Third Year Chinese for Heritage Speakers **
Note: CHI 305C & CHI 306C must be combined to count as one upper-division course language course.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Lower Division Courses
  • CHIN 60: Int. Putonghua Vocabulary **
    CHIN 61
    : Int. Putonghua Oral **
    The courses above must be combined for credit equivalent to CHIN 20A
  • CHIN 62: Int. Putonghua Communication **
    CHIN 64
    : Int. Putonghua Speaking **
    The courses above must be combined for credit equivalent to CHIN 20A
  • HIST 11: China’s Traditions and Transformations
Upper Division Courses
  • ASIS 101: Introduction to Chinese Culture
  • ASIS 105: A Critical History of Modern China
  • ASIS 131: China on Screen
  • CHIN 2180: Chinese Culture & Society
  • ECON 114: Chinese & Hong Kong Economic Integrated
  • GOVT 254R: Government & Politics of China
  • HIST 140B: History of Traditional Chinese Thought
  • HIST 146: Chinese History in the Field
  • HIST 155: Ethnicity & Women in Conquest Dynasty/ China
  • SOCI 115: Globalization and China

Donghua University, Shanghai, China
Upper Division Courses
  • ECON SH230: The Chinese Economy

East China Normal University (Fudan), Shanghai, China
Upper Division Courses
  • CHIN 101S: Intensive Lower Advanced Writing **
    CHIN 102S
    : Intensive Lower Advanced Conversation **
    Note: CHIN 101S & CHIN 102S must be combined to count as one upper-division course language course.

Fudan University, Shanghai, China
Lower Division Courses
  • CHIN 50: Intermediate CHIN 1 = CHIN 20A ** (a.k.a. CHIN XX at UCSD via OAP)
  • CHIN 101S & 102S: Intensive Low-Advanced Writing & Conv. **
  • CHIN 101: Intensive Beginning Chinese II ** (similar to CHIN 20AN)
  • CHIN 301B: Spoken Intensive Advanced Chinese ** (similar to CHIN 20BM)
  • FUDL 301: Chinese Language ** (similar to CHIN 20BM)
Upper Division Courses
  • ASIS 117: Topics on Westerners in China
  • BUSN 129: Entering the Chinese Market: Problems & Prospects
  • BUSN 3XXX: Chinese Culture & Business Practices
  • CHIN 301A: Intensive Advanced Chinese II ** (similar to CHIN 100AM)
  • COLT 151: Globalization & Culture
  • COLT 165: Hong Kong Culture: Literature & Film
  • COGN 111Q: Chinese Media & Politics
  • ECON 115 or 116: Development of Chinese Economics
  • ECON 370: China's Economic Development c. 1978-present (aka ECCD 370)
  • HIST 125: China in the 20th Century
  • HIST 1XXX: History of Chinese Culture
  • INTL 111: Chinese Media in Politics
  • INTL 130: (aka POLI 130)
  • PHIL 137: History of Chinese Thought
  • POLI 134: Sino-US Relations & the Rise of Asia (aka POLI 3XXX)
  • SOCI 130: Debating Globalization (must be 50% or more about China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, etc.)
  • SOCI 146: Shanghai: A Global City
  • SOCS 260: Issues in Contemporary Chinese Society

National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Upper Division Courses
  • CHIN 100: News & Views **
  • CHIN 101S Chinese III ** (10.5 units) 
  • CHIN 122: Newspaper Readings **
  • CHIN 132: Talks in Chinese Culture **
  • CHIN 145: Advanced Reading/Novel **
  • CHIN 157: Expository Prose **
  • CHIN 159: Advanced Literacy Chinese **
  • CHIN 401A: Thought and Society **
  • CHIN 407D: First Course in Literary Chinese
  • CHIN 4XXX: Creative Writing
  • CHIN 504A: Chess King (Novel) **

National University of Singapore
Upper Division Courses
  • ASIS 105: Commerce and Culture in China's Past
  • HIST 107: China's Imperial Past: History and Culture
  • HIST 110: Modern China
  • HIST 132: Religion in the History of China and Japan
  • HIST 149: Japan and China (Relations): Rivals and Partners

Peking University, Beijing, China
Lower Division Courses
  • ASIS 101: Contemporary China
  • CHIN 10S: Chinese Folklore
Upper Division Courses
  • ASIS 100S: Contemporary China (a.k.a. ASIS 100)
  • ASIS 116S: China’s History of Trade (a.k.a. The Silk Road)
  • CHIN 108A: Inter. Advanced Chinese Writing **
    CHIN 110A
    137: History of Chinese Thought **
    Note: CHIN 108A & CHIN 110A must be combined to count as one upper-division course language course.
  • CHIN X: Chinese Language IV (Adv. Level)**
  • COGN 102S: Chinese Culture & Society
  • COMM X: Chinese Media
  • HIST 102S: Chinese History
  • HITO 102S: Chinese History
  • POLI 107S: Chinese Foreign Policy
  • POLI X: Chinese Political Reform
  • SOCI 114: Chinese Literature, Art & Society
  • SOCI 114S Population Aging in China 

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China (OAP)
Lower Division Courses
  • CHIN XX: Beginning Chinese ** (similar to CHIN 10A & B)

University of Hong Kong, China
Lower Division Courses
  • PHIL 24: Dao: Chinese Thought
  • SOCI 10: Introduction to Social Administration in China
Upper Division Courses
  • ANTHRO 2410: Chinese Culture & Society
  • ECON 165: Economic History of China
  • GovPoli A1070: Government & Politics of China
  • HIST 126: Modern Hong Kong History
  • SOCI 101: Traditional Chinese Society
  • SOCI 115: Hong Kong Pop Culture

University of Manchester, England
Upper Division Courses
  • ECON 109: The Chinese Economy

Yonsei University, Seoul Korea
Lower Division Courses
  • ASIS 129S: East Asian History
Upper Division Courses
  • ASIS 125: East Asian Cinema and Culture
  • POLI 108: Understanding of Chinese Politics
  • POLI 113S: China & Foreign Policy

Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou, China
Upper Division Courses
  • CHIN 2450: Business Chinese ** (similar to CHIN 165 series)
  • CHIN 2451: Labor in China **
  • CHIN 2454: Hangzhou Studies**

This section is always under construction. 
Updated October 2011

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Frequently Asked Questions

The FAQ page related to Study Abroad may be accessed here

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