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As of Academic year 2016-17, we will no longer offer the Bachelor of Arts in Chinese. Students interested in majoring in Chinese studies may instead declare in the Bachelor of of Arts in East Asian Studies, China Subplan. Students who declared his or her major before September 1, 2016, are still "Chinese majors," completing the Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Chinese. Students declaring after September 1, 2016 may declare in the Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies, China Subplan; the requirements for the "China Subplan" can be found here.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Chinese

  1. Gateway course: CHINGEN 91
  2. Modern Chinese language requirement:
    1. First-year modern Chinese from among one of the following series: CHINLANG 1, 2, 3 (First-Year Modern Chinese), or CHINLANG 1B, 2B, 3B (First-Year Modern Chinese for Bilingual Students), or CHINLANG 5 (Intensive First-Year Modern Chinese)
    2. Second-year modern Chinese from among one of the following series: CHINLANG 21, 22, 23 (Second-Year Modern Chinese), or CHINLANG 21B, 22B, 23B (Second-Year Modern Chinese for Bilingual Students), or CHINLANG 25 (Intensive Second-Year Modern Chinese)
    3. Third-year modern Chinese from among one of the following series: CHINLANG 101,102 103 (Third-Year Modern Chinese) or CHINLANG 101B, 102B, 103B (Third-Year Modern Chinese for Bilingual Students)
  3. Beginning Classical Chinese: one course from among CHINLIT 125, 126, or 127
  4. CHINGEN 133 (Literature in 20th Century China) is the required Writing in the Major (WIM) course.
  5. Content Courses:
    1. Three courses in CHINGEN or CHINLIT at the 100 level, with one in each of the following areas: pre-modern China, modern China, and Chinese lingustics, as approved by the undergraduate adviser
    2. Five other content courses dealing with China, as approved by the undergraduate adviser.  One of these must be in the History Department.
  6. Capstone Requirement: CHINGEN 198, Senior Colloquium, including the completion of a capstone essay of approximately 7,500 words, written either in a directed reading course or for one of the courses above.

For questions or inquiries regarding the major, please contact the student services officer, Ai Tran (aitran@stanford.edu).