Minor in Chinese Language

The Minor in Chinese is aimed at beginning level learners with little or no background in the Chinese Language.

All coursework used to satisfy the requirements of the minor must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

Note: Native speakers of Chinese and international students who have completed secondary and/or tertiary education in the Chinese language in a Chinese-speaking country are discouraged from choosing this minor.

Chinese Language Minor — 19 units

CHIN 101First Semester Chinese (High school prerequisite)4
CHIN 102Second Semester Chinese (High school prerequisite)4
CHIN 103Third Semester Chinese4
CHIN 303Intermediate Chinese4
CHIN 311Conversation and Reading3
or CHIN 312 Speech and Writing

NOTE: 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. 

NOTE: REGARDING HIGH SCHOOL ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP)
The following Advanced Placement (AP) scores in Chinese Language and Culture will result in the award of units that can be applied towards the Chinese major/minor. 

  • AP Chinese Score of 3 results in the award of 4 units to be used towards waiver of CHIN 101 First Semester Chinese.
  • AP Chinese Score of 4 results in the award of 8 units to be used towards waiver of CHIN 101 First Semester Chinese and CHIN 102 Second Semester Chinese
  • AP Chinese Score of5 results in the award of 12 units to be used towards waiver of CHIN 101 First Semester Chinese, CHIN 102 Second Semester Chinese, and CHIN 103 Third Semester Chinese.