Chinese Minor Requirements


The Chinese minor at the University of Kentucky is designed for those students who wish to supplement degrees in other fields with a strong foundation in Chinese language and culture. The total credits required for the minor in Chinese is 18.

A. Core Requirement. In addition to University of Kentucky UK Core, other UK graduation requirements, and requirements for the student's major course of study, all students must complete a minimum 6 credits from among the following courses in the Chinese minor core:

CHI 301: Advanced Intermediate Chinese (3) 
CHI 302: Advanced Intermediate Chinese (3) 
CHI 330: Intro to Chinese culture to 1840 (3) 
CHI 331: Intro to Chinese culture since 1840 (3) 

B. Elective Requirement. In addition, students must take at least 12 additional credits of the following toward a total of 18 credits. (Please note that courses on the core course list above NOT used to satisfy the Core Requirement may be used to satisfy the Elective Requirement.)

CHI 310: Sounds of East Asian Languages (3)
CHI 320: Gender Politics in Chinese Lit. (3)
CHI 321: Intro to Cont. Chinese Film (3)
CHI 322: Self and Society in Chinese Cult. (3)

CHI 323 Chinese Drama (3)

CHI 333 Chinese Short Stories (3) 
CHI 345: Introduction to Early Chinese Thought (3)
CHI 395: Ind. Work in Chinese (variable credit)
CHI 401: Advanced Chinese (3)
CHI 402: Advanced Chinese (3)
CHI 405: Top. TBA(3)
CHI 430: Popular Culture in Mod. China (3)
CHI 450: Daoism, East and West (3)
CHI 495G: Ind. Study (variable credit)
CHI 511: Literary Chinese (3)
CHI 520: Chinese Linguistics (3)
HIS 355: Non-West. History since 1789* (3)
HIS 597: Uses of the Past in Mod. China (3)
HIS 598: Emergence of Mod. China (3)
A&S 300: Special Top. Course* (3)
MCL 375: Language Study Abroad
MCL 376: Cultural Study Abroad

MCL 390 003 Traditional Chinese Medicine (3)

MCL 595 The White Snake (3)

C. China in East Asian Context. In addition to the courses listed above, students may choose to draw up to 3 credits maximum from the following list toward a total of 18 credits:

HIS 295: East Asia to 1800 (3)
HIS 296: East Asia since 1800 (3)
HIS 593: East Asia since WWII (3)
AH 310: Studies in Asian Art* (3)
TA 584: Asian Theater (3)
GEO 333: Geography of East Asia (3)
MUS 330: Music o/t World (Asian Music) (3)
PHI 343: Asian Philosophy (3)
PS 419G: Gov. and Politics of East Asia (3)

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