Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Chinese Language and Literature

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate Programs.

Program-specific curriculum:

Required
Introductory language sequence (16 credits or the equivalent):
CHIN 1001
CHIN 1002
Beginning Chinese I
and Beginning Chinese II
or CHIN 1011 Intensive Beginning Chinese
CHIN 2003Intermediate Chinese I
CHIN 2004Intermediate Chinese II
Courses (24 credits)
CHIN 3105Intermediate Chinese III
CHIN 3106Intermediate Chinese IV
CHIN 3109Introduction to Classical Chinese
CHIN 3110Introduction to Classical Chinese
CHIN 3111Chinese Literature in Translation
CHIN 3112Chinese Literature in Translation
CHIN 4107Readings in Modern Chinese I
or CHIN 4108 Readings in Modern Chinese
CHIN 4121WAdvanced Conversation and Composition I
or CHIN 4122W Advanced Conversation and Composition II
Electives
Three courses (9 credits) from the following:
CHIN 3123Introduction to Chinese Linguistics
CHIN 3124Introduction to Chinese Linguistics
CHIN 3136WChinese Women in Myth, Literature, and Film
or CHIN 3136 Chinese Women in Myth, Literature, and Film
or WSTU 3136W Chinese Women in Myth, Literature, and Film
or WSTU 3136 Chinese Women in Myth, Literature, and Film
CHIN 3163Taiwanese Literature and Film
CHIN 3171Poetry of the Tang and Song Periods
CHIN 3172Poetry of the Tang and Song Periods
CHIN 3173Chinese Drama and Theatre
CHIN 4108Readings in Modern Chinese
CHIN 4119WBusiness Chinese
CHIN 4122WAdvanced Conversation and Composition II
CHIN 4179Twentieth-Century Chinese Literature
CHIN 4180WTwentieth-Century Chinese Literature II
CHIN 4185Directed Reading I
CHIN 4186WDirected Reading II
CHIN 4198Proseminar: Readings for the Major in Chinese Language and Literature
CHIN 4199Proseminar: Readings for the Major in Chinese Language and Literature
Two courses (6 credits) from the following:
AH 2190East Asian Art
ANTH 3705Anthropology of East Asia
EALL 3811Confucian Literature in East Asia
or REL 2811 Confucian Literature in East Asia
EALL 3814Religion and Philosophy in East Asia
or EALL 3814W Religion and Philosophy in East Asia
or REL 2814 Religion and Philosophy in East Asia
ECON 2169Introduction to the Economy of China
HIST 3610China to 1800
HIST 3611History of Modern China
HIST 3614Writing Modern Chinese History
or HIST 3614W Writing Modern Chinese History
HIST 3615History of Chinese Communism
IAFF 2091East Asia-Past and Present
JAPN 3111Japanese Literature in Translation
JAPN 3112Japanese Literature in Translation
JAPN 3162Japanese Culture Through Film
or ANTH 3709 Japanese Culture Through Film
KOR 3111Korean Literature in Translation
KOR 3112Korean Literature in Translation
PSC 2370Comparative Politics of China and Northeast Asia
PSC 2371Politics and Foreign Policy of China
PSC 2475International Relations of East Asia
REL 2601Buddhism
REL 3831Daoism in East Asia
or REL 3831W Daoism in East Asia
or EALL 3831 Daoism in East Asia
or EALL 3831W Daoism in East Asia

In addition to the University General Education Requirement, undergraduate students in Columbian College must complete a further, College-specific general education curriculum—Perspective, Analysis, Communication, or G-PAC. Together with the University General Education Requirement, G-PAC engages students in active intellectual inquiry across the liberal arts. Students achieve a set of learning outcomes that enhance their analytical skills, develop their communication competencies, and invite them to participate as responsible citizens who are attentive to issues of culture, diversity, and privilege.

G-PAC approved courses, Dean's Seminars, and Sophomore Colloquia that may be available for registration are listed on the CCAS Advising website.

Coursework for the University General Education Requirement is distributed as follows:

  • Writing—one approved course in university writing and two approved writing in the disciplines (WID) courses.
  • Humanities—one approved course in the humanities that involves critical or creative thinking skills.
  • Mathematics or Statistics—one approved course in either mathematics or statistics.
  • Natural or Physical Science—one approved laboratory course that employs the process of scientific inquiry.
  • Social Sciences—two approved courses in the social sciences.

Coursework for the Columbian College general education curriculum is distributed as follows:

  • Arts—one approved course in the arts that involves the study or creation of artwork based on an understanding or interpretation of artistic traditions or knowledge of art in a contemporary context.
  • Global or Cross-Cultural Perspective—one approved course that analyzes the ways in which institutions, practices, and problems transcend national and regional boundaries.
  • Humanities—one approved course in the humanities that involves critical thinking skills (in addition to the one course in this category required by the University General Education Requirement).
  • Local or Civic Engagement—one approved course that develops the values, ethics, disciplines, and commitment to pursue responsible public action.
  • Natural or Physical Science—one approved laboratory course that employs the process of scientific inquiry (in addition to the one course in this category required by the University General Education Requirement.
  • Oral Communication—one course in oral communication.

Certain courses are approved to fulfill the requirement in more than one of these categories.

Courses taken in fulfillment of G-PAC also may be counted toward majors or minors. Transfer courses taken prior to, but not after, admission to George Washington University may count toward the University General Education Requirement and G-PAC, if those transfer courses are equivalent to GW courses that have been approved by the University and the College.

East Asian Languages and Literatures faculty recommend students for EALL departmental special honors based on the following criteria:

In addition to the general requirements stated under University Regulations, candidates for special honors must have attained by the end of the fall semester of the senior year:

  • A minimum 3.7 grade-point average in courses in the major.
  • A minimum 3.4 overall grade-point average.
  • A minimum grade of C- in all courses taken at GW.
  • Qualified students may be invited, by the beginning of the fall semester of the senior year, to write an honors thesis, under the supervision of a faculty member, through CHIN 4199 Proseminar. Only if a committee of three faculty members approves the completed project are special honors recommended; the research project must be graded A or A-.