Bachelor of Arts in Chinese: Concentration in Chinese Literature & Linguistics Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 33

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 1 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication (A2) 2 3
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 3
 Units15
Second Semester
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
 
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 3
 Units15-16
Third Semester
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
 
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 3
 Units15-16
Fourth Semester
Lower Division Elective in Chinese 3
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
GE Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 3 6
 Units15
Fifth Semester
CHIN 311 Conversation and Reading 3
MLL 325 Linguistics for Foreign Languages 3
Select One of the Courses Listed 5 3
GE Area UD-B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 3
 Units15
Sixth Semester
CHIN 312 Speech and Writing 3
GWAR Course (3 units) 6 3
Upper Division Electives in Chinese (9 units) 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 3
 Units15
Seventh Semester
CHIN 401 Advanced Chinese 3
CHIN 501 Introduction to Classical Chinese 3
Upper Division Electives in Chinese (9 units) 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 3
 Units15
Eighth Semester
CHIN 507 Traditional Chinese Culture 3
Upper Division Electives in Chinese (9 units) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Three 3 9
 Units15
 Total Units120-122
1

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.

2

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.

3

Complementary Studies

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 three units of overlap of MLL 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.

4

Consider taking a class combined with a laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3 if not already satisfied.

5

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)

6

GWAR Course (3 units) if not chosen from the 600 level courses above or upper division elective in Chinese or related area (upon advising).