Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024

Chinese Studies, Certificate (1755)

Department website: http://www.wku.edu/modernlanguages

Program Coordinator

Ke Peng, ke.peng@wku.edu, (270) 745-2118

Program Requirements (21 hours)

This certificate program prepares graduates for careers in a Chinese-speaking market. A total of 21 credit hours are required in this certificate. Twelve credit hours of core courses develop basic Chinese language proficiency and cultural expertise, and nine hours of electives provide students the flexibility to tailor the certificate to support their professional interests. Some of the required course work may be accomplished through approved methods for demonstration of previous knowledge. Students must earn a C or better in courses for the certificate.

Required Courses (at least 12 hours)
CHIN 101
CHIN 102
Elementary Chinese I
and Elementary Chinese II
Intensive Elementary Chinese I
and Intensive Elementary Chinese II
CHIN 201
CHIN 202
Intermediate Chinese I
and Intermediate Chinese II
Intensive Intermediate Chinese I
Total Hours12
Elective Courses9
Select three courses at the 200-, 300- or 400-level, at least one of which must be at the 300- or 400-level, delivered in Chinese or English related to China studies for a total (including the core courses) of 21 or more credit hours. Other China-related courses may be approved with permission of program advisor.
The Archaeology of Ancient China
Peoples and Cultures of Asia
Topics in Asian Religions and Cultures
Intercultural Communication
Geography of East Asia
Contemporary Chinese Society and Culture
Traditional East Asia
Modern East Asia
Modern China
Government and Politics in East Asia
Selected Topics in Comparative Politics
Topics in Drama
Students can also select from CHIN 2**, CHN 3**, CHIN 4**, CHNF 2**, CHNF 3**, CHNF 4**, and MLNG 4**
Total Hours9