May 21, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin

Chinese Studies, B.A.

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Helen Zhang, Languages

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Chinese studies is an interdisciplinary program drawing from the disciplines of political science, history, literature and language, business, and economics to prepare students for a variety of professional careers and academic programs related to China. The Chinese studies program, as a minor or second major in combination with other disciplines such as education, finance, or any of the engineering specialties, will offer TU students the means to enhance their understanding of China globally as well as locally in their discipline.

Program Objectives

Students will

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in Chinese language, literature, philosophy, and media that aid in effective cross-cultural communication.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in additional disciplines (anthropology, economics, history, international business, political science, translation studies, etc.) that deepen cross-cultural comprehension.
  3. Demonstrate competence and creativity in integrating varied disciplines to explore current issues; demonstrate critical thinking, initiative, and resourcefulness in leading future intellectual exchange.

Tulsa Curriculum Requirements (53 hours)

General Curriculum (25 hours)****

  • Block I Aesthetic Inquiry and Creative Experience (6 hours)
  • Block II Historical and Social Interpretation (12 hours)
  • Block III Scientific Investigation (7 hours including one lab)


*AS 1001  is required for freshmen matriculating at TU immediately after graduating from high school.

**AS 2001  is required for sophomores.

***Language requirement may vary depending upon placement.

****No more than two courses from any one discipline may be used to fulfill General Curriculum requirements. Two courses must be taken which meet the Cultural Diversity and Gender Studies  requirement.

Some students may be required to take ENGL 1004 Introduction to College Writing  and MATH 1053 College Algebra .

Chinese Studies Major Requirements (30 hours)

The Chinese studies major consists of 30 credit hours, of which at least 21 hours must be at the upper-division level (3000 and 4000-level courses) including minimum of 12 hours in advanced Chinese. Courses must be taken from at least three disciplines. In addition, a three-hour senior project on a China-related topic must be completed through one of the participating departments.

Students in the Chinese studies major are encouraged to complete a study abroad program in China for at least one semester.

Beginning Chinese (CHIN 1004  and CHIN 1014 ) and Intermediate Chinese (CHIN 2003  and CHIN 2013 ) or their equivalents are prerequisites for the major and minor.

Minor: 12-15 hours

General Electives (26-29 hours)

Total: 124 hours

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