Catalog 2013-2014

Chinese Studies Program

253.535.7216
www.plu.edu/chinesestudies/
csp@plu.edu

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE
Major in Chinese Studies

32 semester hours

Students must take at least one Chinese history course.

Required Courses
24 semester hours
  • ANTH 343: East Asian Cultures
  • CHIN 201: Intermediate Chinese
  • CHIN 202: Intermediate Chinese
  • HIST 339: Revolutionary China
  • RELI 233: Religions of China
  • CHSP 499: Capstone: Senior Project
Electives
8 semester hours
  • ANTH 345: Contemporary China
  • BUSA 352: Global Management*
  • CHIN 271: China Through Film
  • CHSP 287: Selected Topics in Chinese Studies
  • CHSP 250: Urban Culture in China
  • CHSP 350: Chinese Culture and Society
  • CHIN 301: Composition and Conversation
  • CHIN 302: Composition and Conversation
  • CHIN 371: Chinese Literature in Translation
  • HIST 232: Tibet in Fact and Fiction
  • HIST 338: Modern China
  • HIST 496: Seminar: The Third World (a/y on China)**
  • MUSI 105: The Arts of China
  • POLS 381: Comparative Legal Systems
MINOR
20 semester hours
Required Courses
8 semester hours in Chinese language
  • CHIN 101: Elementary Chinese
  • CHIN 102: Elementary Chinese (or one equivalent year of university-level Chinese, upon approval of the program chair)
Electives
12 semester hours from at least two additional departments
  • ANTH 345: Contemporary China
  • CHIN 271: China Through Film
  • CHIN 371: Chinese Literature in Translation
  • CHSP 287: Selected Topics in Chinese Studies
  • CHSP 250: Urban Culture in China
  • CHSP 350 Chinese Culture and Society
  • HIST 339: Revolutionary China
  • MUSI 105: The Arts of China
  • RELI 233: Religions of China

*These courses may count for program credits only when the student’s course project is focused on China and is approved by the program chair.


** History 496 may be counted toward program requirements only when it focuses specifically on China.

Chinese Studies (CHSP) Undergraduate-Level Courses

CHSP 190: FYEP190: Inquiry Seminar

A four credit seminar to introduce students to the methods and topics of study within a particular academic discipline or field. Students practice the academic skills that are at the center of the General Education Program. (4)

CHSP 250: Urban Culture in China - C

Explores first hand the dynamic and rapidly transforming cultural life of four major Chinese cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. Our explorations will be carried out through face-toface meetings with contemporary artists and writers, as well as visits to culturally significant sites that form the background and context for artistic expression in China today. The urban focus will foreground tensions within China's major cities between global and local forces, and the ways in which those tensions are profitably transformed into contemporary art of all kinds. (4)

CHSP 287: Special Topics in Chinese Studies

Special Topics. (4)

CHSP 288: Special Topics in Chinese Studies

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

CHSP 289: Special Topics in Chinese Studies

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

CHSP 350: Chinese Culture and Society

This course will draw together the existing experiential components of the semester abroad program in Chengdu - orientation, service learning and the study tour - and focus them on the topic of an individual research project. The primary methodology of this project will be interviews with individuals in China, along with analysis of various Chinese media. (4)

CHSP 387: Special Topics in Chinese Studies

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

CHSP 388: Special Topics in Chinese Studies

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

CHSP 389: Special Topics in Chinese Studies

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

CHSP 487: Special Topics in Chinese Studies

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

CHSP 488: Special Topics in Chinese Studies

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

CHSP 489: Special Topics in Chinese Studies

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

CHSP 491: Independent Study

To provide individual undergraduate students with advanced study not available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as IS: followed by the specific title designated by the student. (1 to 4)

CHSP 499: Capstone: Senior Project - SR

A project, thesis, or internship which demonstrates competence in language and other dimensions of Chinese Studies. Must be approved in advance by chair of the Chinese Studies Program; tally card required. Upon prior application of the student, seminars in other departments or programs may substitute for this course. (4)