Major ReqiurementsUndergraduate students may earn a B.A. in Chinese Studies by meeting the following requirements and must take each course for a letter grade:
- Two years of Mandarin Chinese (CHIN 10 A-B-C and CHIN 20 A-B-C or equivalent) or equivalent Chinese knowledge.
- Twelve upper-division courses on Chinese studies from at least three different departments or programs.
- At least one of those twelve courses must be a 4 unit colloquium in which students are expected to write a substantial term paper. Typically the Department of History offers at least one colloquium per academic year and courses are usually numbered HIEA 161-171. The student will need to request and receive permission from the professor and the Department of History before enrollment in such a course. Colloquium must be completed at UCSD.
- Three of the twelve upper-division courses must be Chinese history (i.e. HIEA 140, HIEA 132, HIEA 128, etc.)
- No more than six of those upper-division courses may be language acquisition.
- As a rule, all courses must be taken and completed for a letter grade for both the major or minor. Exception are granted for CHIN 198 and 199.
- No more than 6 upper-division courses taken abroad may qualify towards the major. No more than 3 of those courses may be upper-division Chinese language acquisition courses.
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