Master of Arts in the Field of Chinese Language and Culture

Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

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

30 credits for the thesis option, 33 credits for the non-thesis option.

Required
Language Proficiency
Students whose Chinese language skills are determined by examination to be below the advanced level must take CHIN 4108: Readings in Modern Chinese. Students whose skills are determined to be at the required level take an alternative 3-credit course, which must be pre-approved.
Major Field Courses
A minimum of 18 credits from the following:
CHIN 6109Introduction to Classical Chinese
CHIN 6110Introduction to Classical Chinese 2
CHIN 6111Chinese Literature in Translation
CHIN 6112Chinese Literature in Translation
CHIN 6123Structure of Chinese
CHIN 6125History of the Chinese Language
CHIN 6126Chinese Phonology
CHIN 6128Chinese Semantics
CHIN 6163Taiwanese Literature and Film
CHIN 6171Poetry of the Tang and Song Periods
CHIN 6172Poetry of the Tang and Song Periods
CHIN 6173Traditional Chinese Theatre and Drama
CHIN 6179Twentieth-Century Chinese Literature I
CHIN 6180Twentieth-Century Chinese Literature II
CHIN 6199Graduate Seminar
CHIN 6201Second Language Acquisition of Mandarin Chinese
CHIN 6210Introduction to Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
CHIN 6310Practicum in Chinese Language Instruction
Electives
A minimum of 6 credits from the following:
CHIN 6550Independent Study for Chinese Language and Culture (Thesis Option) *
CHIN 6841Religion in Modern China
CPED 6557Second Language Acquisition
CPED 6627Teaching Second Language Reading and Writing
EALL 6811Confucian Literature in East Asia
EALL 6831Daoism in East Asia
EALL 6832Myth, Ritual, and Popular Religion in China
EALL 6881Women, Gender, and Religion in China
HIST 6610Readings Seminar: Late Imperial China (Thesis Option (3 credits)) *
Thesis option
For students pursuing the thesis option a total of 3 credits from the following:
CHIN 6998Thesis Research
CHIN 6999Thesis Research

*Or an alternative pre-approved course.

**Students must submit a research proposal before enrolling in CHIN 6550.

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