Chinese Minor

Overview of Program & Requirements

Students minoring in Mandarin Chinese will complete 18 credits in the language, starting at the beginning level or higher. For more information about the credit requirements for this minor, see the course catalog. Courses in Chinese can count toward the Asian Studies Concentration.

Why study Chinese? Take a look at this flier for more information about the language and employment opportunities available for those who speak Chinese!

Chinese Courses Offered

  • Beginning Chinese I & II: A learner-based, performance-based and task-based approach to Chinese, this course focuses on the development of the students’ ability to comprehend and communicate in the Chinese language.  It provides training in the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Introduces aspects of Chinese culture.
  • Intermediate Chinese I & II: Emphasizes development of the full range of language skills – reading, listening comprehension, the use of grammatical structures, and oral and written communication.  
  • Advanced Chinese I & II: An integrated, learner-focused course that develops reading, writing, listening and speaking along with cultural competency.  

Independent studies and readers may be available upon request.

Contact Information


Lily Liu, Professor of Chinese

To learn more about the Chinese program, contact Ms. Lily Liu.

Lily Liu 
304 O'Hara Hall