Chinese (Minor)

Chinese (Minor)
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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?

While studying Chinese at UNH, you’ll work closely with dedicated and caring faculty who will get to know you well. At the same time, you’ll be part of the larger, vibrant community in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Have fun and practice Chinese in our regularly scheduled Chinese conversation hours.You can take advantage of courses in anthropology, geography, international affairs, political science and other departments that offer complementary study of China. If you’d like to stretch yourself, work with our friendly staff at the UNH Global office to plan a study abroad experience in China.

Potential career areas

  • Business
  • Communications/public relations
  • Community organizing/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

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

Or another Chinese culture or literature course approved by the faculty. 

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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