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To complete an AOC in Chinese, students are required to take a minimum of 12 courses, tutorials and ISPs, both within the Chinese program and in related fields, and a thesis focusing on any aspect of Chinese literature and culture. In addition to regular courses, students are encouraged to do ISPs and tutorials in areas of their interest. They are welcome to create specific topics and/or do advanced work in a specific genre or a time period after consulting with faculty.
Required courses in Chinese include six semester language courses, one (1) advanced reading in classical or modern Chinese, one (1) survey courses in classical or modern Chinese Literature and culture, one (1) tutorial in subjects of students’ interests and one (1) special topic course in classical or modern Chinese culture. Special topics and tutorials are interchangeable depending on course availability.
In addition, students must take two (2) China-/East Asia-related courses in other disciplines of humanities and social sciences including but not limited to political science, philosophy, religion, art/art history, history, gender studies, anthropology and sociology.
Joint Disciplinary AOC Requirements
To complete a combined AOC with another program, students are required to take five-semester course (or equivalent) of Chinese language, two (2) courses in classical or modern Chinese culture, and one (1) China-/East-Asia-related course in Humanities or social sciences.
Students are strongly encouraged to study abroad at universities in China or Taiwan for at least one (1) semester since studying abroad is essential to language mastery and cultural learning. Credits will be transferred to New College, and placement tests will be given so as to place students in courses at appropriate levels. Please talk to faculty members in the Chinese program for additional information.