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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chinese Studies Minor


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This innovative program offers specialized study of China through course work in the related disciplines of language, anthropology, history, geography, literature, political science and business. China’s economic and political presence is increasingly prominent in the United States. According to a recent national survey, Chinese is the fastest-growing foreign language in American colleges and universities. CU Denver is uniquely positioned to make use of its location as the cultural, economic and political center of the Rocky Mountain region and of its diverse, well-trained and highly qualified faculty to offer a course of interdisciplinary studies related to China.

The increasing prominence of China in world affairs has made knowledge of Chinese language and cultures a valuable asset in numerous fields. Today, career opportunities abound for Chinese studies graduates in government, international business, banking and financial services, law, medicine, journalism and graduate study in sinology. The breadth of the program’s course offerings, coupled with the resources of the faculty, ensures that its graduates will be especially well prepared for any of these professional pursuits.

The program in Chinese studies offers a host of study abroad opportunities throughout the academic year and every summer. CU Denver has on-going programs at the China Agricultural University in Beijing. Study abroad programs of two weeks to one year in length may be arranged, and program faculty can help students enroll in intensive Chinese language programs. Students pursuing the minor in Chinese language and area studies are encouraged to complete the program with a period of residence and study in a Chinese-speaking region.

Program Director: Dr. Kuan-Yi Rose Chang
Advisor: Dr. Kuan-Yi Rose Chang, CLAS, Campus Box 144, NC 5014
Tel: 303-556-2434
Fax: 303-556-4861

These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus program.

Declaring This Minor

  • Please see your advisor.

General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements

  1. The minor requires a total of 21 semester hours.
  2. A minimum of 15 semester hours must be taken from Denver campus faculty.
  3. All courses must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better.