Chinese (Minor)

Chinese (Minor)

Chinese minor student in class

What is Chinese?

In the Chinese minor, you’ll gain linguistic skills and a deeper understanding of Chinese literature and culture that will complement your studies in a wide variety of disciplines and fields within the arts, humanities and social sciences, or in business, health and human services, or life sciences. Students from a range of different majors find a minor in Chinese useful in their future domestic or international careers.

Why study Chinese at UNH?

Study abroad opportunities in Chengdu, China,are among the highlights of the Chinese program at UNH. The Confucius Institute at UNH is a partnership between the University of New Hampshire and Chengdu University that offers support for the curriculum in Chinese language and culture as well as an impressive schedule of high-impact extracurricular activities that will complement your studies.

Potential career areas

  • Business
  • Communications/public relations
  • Communityorganizing/advocacy
  • Diplomacy/foreign service
  • Education/language teaching
  • Government and non-governmental organizations
  • Healthcare/public health
  • Journalism/writing
  • Law/international law
  • Social services
  • Sustainability/conservation
  • Tourism


Wenjin Cui

Office: Languages, Literatures, & Cultures, Murkland Hall Rm G10E, Durham, NH 03824
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
210L Murkland Hall
15 Library Way
Durham, NH 03824

Phone: (603) 862-4005

Curriculum & Requirements

The Chinese minor provides students with linguistic skills and cross-cultural competence that will complement their studies in many other disciplines, such as business, international affairs, education, hotel management and social service. It prepares students for future academic and professional opportunities in which proficiency in Chinese is required or preferred. Students who have studied Chinese at UNH have gone on to use Chinese for a variety of career paths in both domestic and international settings. 

20 credits which consist of the following:

Four language courses above the 500 level:
CHIN 503Intermediate Chinese I4
CHIN 504Intermediate Chinese II4
CHIN 631Advanced Chinese Conversation and Composition I4
CHIN 632Advanced Chinese Conversation and Composition II4
Choose one of the following Chinese culture and literature courses: 14
CHIN 425
Introduction to Chinese Culture
CHIN 521
What does it Mean to be Modern? Lenses of Modern Chinese Literature and Film
Total Credits20

Up to two courses from our study abroad program in Chengdu may count towards the Chinese minor. 

At the beginning of your final semester of study, please complete a Certification of Completion of Minor form, obtain the necessary signatures, and submit it to your Dean's Office.

Explore Program Details

The College of Liberal Arts offers an interdisciplinary minor in Asian Studies.  Chinese coursework can count towards this minor. See the program website for more information.

Asian Studies Minor website

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