Bachelor of Arts in Chinese: Concentration in Chinese Literature & Linguistics Roadmap
120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 30
This roadmap is a suggested plan of study and does not replace meeting with an advisor. Please note that students may need to adjust the actual sequence of courses based on course availability. Please consult an advisor in your major program for further guidance.
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.
To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet the SF State Studies (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) requirements within your GE or major.
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 coursework taken in an approved study abroad program (including CSU Study Abroad, SF State Bilateral, Chinese Flagship, and SLI Translation-Interpretation programs)*;
- 12 units of coursework taken as part of a second major, a minor, or a certificate;
- 12 units of coursework 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.
Civilization and Culture (3 units)
CHIN 228 Chinese Language and Society (3 units) (C2, GP)
CHIN 270 China and the West: Cross-Cultural Encounters Through Literature and Art from Middles Ages-Present (3 units) (E, SJ, GP)
Consider taking a class combined with a laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3 if not already satisfied.
Literature in Translation (3 units)
CHIN 600 Topics in Chinese Language, Literature, and Culture in English (3 units)
CHIN 601GW The Poetic Tradition - GWAR (3 units) (GP)
CHIN 602 The Narrative Tradition (3 units)
CHIN 611GW The Revolutionary Tradition in Modern Chinese Literature - GWAR (3 units) (GP)
CHIN 612GW Negotiating Chineseness in the Late 20th and 21st Centuries - GWAR (3 units) (GP)
HUM 530 Chinese Civilization (3 units) (UD-C, GP)
Graduation Writing Requirement (GWAR) (0-3 units)
Electives (0-3 Units)
Additional upper-division CHIN-prefix courses as needed to reach a total of 30 units in the major.
Content Course (3 units)
CHIN 341 From Yellow Music to Mando Pop: The History & Practice of Popular Music in 20th & 21st Century China (3 units) (GP)
CHIN 507 Traditional Chinese Culture (3 units)
CHIN 521 Chinese Modern Fiction (3 units) (GP)
CHIN 525 Chinese Applied Linguistics (3 units)
CHIN 537 Chinese Language and Modern China (3 units)
CHIN 580 Topics in Modern Chinese Language and Literature (3 units)
Given catalog rights, fall 2023 transfer students do not need to complete an Area F course.