Student Frequently Asked Questions
This page will be continuously updated with helpful and informative responses to the questions that are commonly asked. If the answer you seek does not appear below please contact the Chinese Studies Program.
When I used WebReg to enroll in a CHIN course, my enrollment was blocked and I was instructed to contact the Chinese Studies Program. Can you just approve me so I can enroll?
This answer varies according to your college or major. Below are links to the college websites where you will be able to locate the specific requirement and if taking a course as pass/no pass is permissable.
- Revelle College language requirement
- Muir College language requirement
Select "Two sequences selected from two of the following areas: Fine Arts, Humanities, or Foreign Languages" on Muir's webpage.
- Marshall College language requirement (PDF)
- Warren College language requirement (PDF)
- Roosevelt College language requirement
- Sixth College language requirement (PDF)
- International Studies Program major language requirement
- International Relations and Pacfic Studies (IR/PS) (PDF)
I took the AP Chinese Language and Culture test and scored a 3, 4 or 5. Which CHIN course should I take?
You will most likely be able to skip the CHIN 10 A-B-C series. A placement interview is the best way to evaluate which CHIN course is best suited for your ability and background.
I need the syllabus for a LTEA, MUS, or HIEA course. Can I get that from the Chinese Studies Program?
Why do I need to petition POLI 113A: East Asian Political Thought and other similar UCSD courses? Why do I need to bring in the syllabus for this course?
POLI 113A hasn't been approved by the Academic Senate as a permanent Chinese Studies elective. Not only does the title not specify that China will be the main forcus but the content has the potential to cover Japan, North Korea and South Korea than it does about China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. When submitting a petition it is best to include a current syllabus to offer a clear outline of a course and prove that said course is 50% or more about China.