Bachelor of Arts in Chinese: Concentration in Chinese Language Roadmap
120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 44
To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet LLD and SF State Studies requirements (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) within your GE or major.
ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses.
Required of all candidates for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Chinese are 12 units of Complementary Studies, which must come from courses bearing a prefix other than CHIN, and not cross-listed with CHIN. Complementary Studies for the Chinese major can be satisfied via four possible routes:
12 units in any foreign language other than Chinese (may include up to 3 units of MLL prefix courses);
12 units of course work taken in an approved study abroad program (including CSU Study Abroad, SF State Bilateral, Chinese Flagship, and SLI Translation-Interpretation programs);
12 units of course work taken as part of a second major, a minor or a certificate;
12 units of course work in related disciplines with the approval of a Chinese Program advisor.
Related disciplines typically include linguistics, literature, philosophy, history, education, and any aspect of greater China, East Asia, or Asian Americans.
Where a course with a non-CHIN prefix is taken as a core requirement or elective for the Chinese major, the said course may also (double) count towards Complementary Studies only via the Study Abroad option or the 2nd Major/Minor/Certificate option listed above. Students satisfying Complementary Studies through the Foreign Language option are allowed a maximum of 3 units of overlap of FL-prefix courses between Chinese major and Complementary Studies units. Students satisfying Complementary Studies through the Related Subjects option are not allowed to double-count major and Complementary Studies units.
REGARDING STUDY ABROAD
(applies to all Chinese degrees, concentrations, and minors): Students are encouraged to study abroad through the International Programs of the California State University and the Bilateral Programs of San Francisco State University. For students opting to study abroad, all study abroad units will count as units in residence and can be used for graduation credit, but no more than half of the units required for the major or minor may be taken outside of the home campus. Flagship Language Concentration students, however, may apply all of their Study Abroad units towards the major.
Consider taking a class combined with a laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3 if not already satisfied.
CHIN 600 Topics in Chinese Language, Literature, and Culture in English (3 units)
CHIN 601GW The Poetic Tradition - GWAR (3 units)
CHIN 602 The Narrative Tradition in English (3 units)
CHIN 611GW The Revolutionary Tradition in Modern Chinese Literature - GWAR (3 units)
CHIN 612GW Negotiating Chineseness in the Late 20th and 21st Centuries - GWAR (3 units)
HUM 530 Chinese Civilization (3 units)
GWAR Course if not chosen from the 600 level courses above or upper division elective in Chinese or related area (upon advising).