For more information on the admission process, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Admissions website. Applications may be submitted via the Common Application.
Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
The George Washington University
800 21st Street NW, Suite 100
Washington DC 20052
Contact for questions:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-994-6040
The following requirements must be fulfilled:
The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate Programs.
39 credits in major-specificcourses.
|CHIN 1001||Beginning Chinese I|
|CHIN 1002||Beginning Chinese II|
|CHIN 2003||Intermediate Chinese I|
|CHIN 2004||Intermediate Chinese II|
|Required for the major|
|CHIN 3105||Intermediate Chinese III|
|CHIN 3106||Intermediate Chinese IV|
|CHIN 3109||Introduction to Classical Chinese I|
|CHIN 3110||Introduction to Classical Chinese II|
|CHIN 3111||Chinese Literature in Translation I|
|CHIN 3112||Chinese Literature in Translation II|
|CHIN 4107||Readings in Modern Chinese I|
|or CHIN 4108||Readings in Modern Chinese II|
|CHIN 4121W||Advanced Conversation and Composition I|
|or CHIN 4122W||Advanced Conversation and Composition II|
|or CHIN 4119W||Business Chinese|
|Three additional upper-level courses (9 credits) in Chinese language and culture, selected from the following list:|
|CHIN 3116||Language Policy of China|
|CHIN 3123||Introduction to Chinese Linguistics|
|CHIN 3124||Introduction to Chinese Linguistics|
|CHIN 3136W||Chinese Women in Myth, Literature, and Film|
|or WGSS 3136W||Chinese Women in Myth, Literature, and Film|
|CHIN 3163||Taiwanese Literature and Film|
|CHIN 3171||Poetry of the Tang and Song Periods I|
|CHIN 3172||Poetry of the Tang and Song Periods II|
|CHIN 3173||Chinese Drama and Theatre|
|CHIN 3175W||Dream of the Red Chamber|
|CHIN 4108||Readings in Modern Chinese II|
|CHIN 4119W||Business Chinese|
|CHIN 4122W||Advanced Conversation and Composition II|
|CHIN 4179||Twentieth-Century Chinese Literature I|
|CHIN 4180W||Twentieth-Century Chinese Literature II|
|CHIN 4185||Directed Reading I|
|CHIN 4186W||Directed Reading II|
|CHIN 4198||Proseminar: Readings for the Major in Chinese Language and Literature|
|CHIN 4199||Proseminar: Readings for the Major in Chinese Language and Literature|
|Two additional courses related to China (6 credits), selected from the following:|
|AH 2190||East Asian Art|
|ANTH 3705||Anthropology of East Asia|
|ANTH 3709||Japanese Culture Through Film|
|or JAPN 3162||Japanese Culture Through Film|
|EALL 3811||Confucian Literature in East Asia|
|or REL 2811||Confucian Literature in East Asia|
|EALL 3814||Religion and Philosophy in East Asia|
|or EALL 3814W||Religion and Philosophy in East Asia|
|or REL 2814||Religion and Philosophy in East Asia|
|EALL 3831||Introduction to Daoism|
|or EALL 3831W||Introduction to Daoism|
|or REL 2831||Introduction to Daoism|
|ECON 2169||Introduction to the Economy of China|
|HIST 3610||Imperial China (Song-Qing)|
|HIST 3611||History of Modern China|
|HIST 3614||Writing Modern Chinese History|
|or HIST 3614W||Writing Modern Chinese History|
|HIST 3615||History of Chinese Communism|
|IAFF 2091||East Asia-Past and Present|
|JAPN 3111||Japanese Literature in Translation I|
|JAPN 3112||Japanese Literature in Translation II|
|KOR 3111||Korean Literature in Translation I|
|KOR 3112||Korean Literature in Translation II|
|PSC 2370||Comparative Politics of China and Northeast Asia|
|PSC 2371||Politics and Foreign Policy of China|
|PSC 2475||International Relations of 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 (G-PAC) as well as CCAS 1001. 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.
Coursework for the University General Education Requirement is distributed as follows:
- Writing—4 credits in UW 1020 University Writing and 6 credits distributed over at least two writing in the discipline (WID) courses taken in separate semesters. WID courses are designated by a "W" appended to the course number.
- Humanities—one approved humanities course that involves critical 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 that employ critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, or scientific reasoning.
Coursework for the CCAS G-PAC requirement is distributed as follows:
- Arts—one approved arts course 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.
- Local or civic engagement—one approved course that develops the values, ethics, disciplines, and commitment to pursue responsible public action.
- Oral communication—one approved course in oral communication.
- Natural or physical science—one additional 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).
- Humanities—one additional approved humanities course that involves critical thinking skills (in addition to the one course in this category required by the University General Education Requirement).
- CCAS 1001 First-Year Experience
Certain courses are approved to fulfill GPAC requirements in more than one category.
Courses taken in fulfillment of G-PAC requirements may also 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.
Lists of approved courses in the above categories are included on each undergraduate major's page in this Bulletin.
East Asian Languages and Literatures faculty recommend students for ALL 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-.