Chinese Studies Program

253.535.7216 www.plu.edu/chinesestudies/ csp@plu.edu
Paul Manfredi, Ph.D., Chair

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 109: East Asian Societies
  • RELI 233: Religions of China
  • CHSP 499: Capstone: Senior Project

Electives

8 semester hours

  • BUSA 352: Global Management*
  • CHIN 271: China Through Film
  • CHIN 301: Composition and Conversation
  • CHIN 302: Composition and Conversation
  • CHIN 371: Chinese Literature in Translation
  • CHSP 287: Selected Topics in Chinese Studies
  • CHSP 350: Chinese Culture and Society
  • HIST 232: Tibet in Fact and Fiction
  • HIST 338: Modern China
  • HIST 339: Revolutionary 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 343: East Asian Cultures
  • CHIN 271: China Through Film
  • CHIN 371: Chinese Literature in Translation
  • CHSP 287: Selected Topics in Chinese Studies
  • CHSP 350: Chinese Culture and Society
  • HIST 338: Modern China
  • 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.

Chinese Studies (CHSP) - Undergraduate Courses

CHSP 190 : FYEP190: Inquiry Seminar

A four-credit seminar to introduce students to the methods and topics of study within Chinese Studies. Students practice the academic skills that are at the center of Chinese Studies and the General Education Program. (4)

CHSP 287 : 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 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)

Last Modified: July 20, 2017 at 6:00 pm