Bachelor of Arts in Chinese: Concentration in Flagship Chinese Language Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 44

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
CHIN 101 First Semester Chinese 5
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
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 3
 Units17
Second Semester
CHIN 102 Second Semester Chinese 5
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
 
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 3
 Units14
Third Semester
CHIN 103 Third Semester Chinese 5
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 D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units14-15
Fourth Semester
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
GE Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 3
 Units15-16
Fifth Semester
CHIN 303 Intermediate Chinese 5
MLL 325 Linguistics for Foreign Languages 3
Select One of the Listed Courses 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
 Units17
Sixth Semester
CHIN 311 Conversation and Reading 3
GWAR Course (3 units) 6 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 – Take Two 3 6
 Units15
Seventh Semester
CHIN 312 Speech and Writing 3
CHIN 401 Advanced Chinese 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 3 6
 Units15
Eighth Semester
Flagship Content Course 7 3
CHIN 475
Flagship Chinese I
or Flagship Chinese II
3
CHIN 501 Introduction to Classical Chinese 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 4
 Units13
 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 three 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 (doubly) count towards Complementary Studies only via the Study Abroad option or the 2nd Major, Minor, or 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.

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).

7

Pre-existing university course taught in Chinese by Chinese-proficient faculty in any department.