Wisconsin's Public Liberal Arts College


2012-2014 Catalog



Xingbo Li, Assistant Professor

Chinese Program

The Chinese program introduces students to the Chinese language and Chinese culture. The various courses offered enable students to lay the groundwork for fluency in Chinese and to enhance practical language skills for specific career purposes.

Students may complete a Chinese Language Minor or may elect to submit for approval a Chinese Studies major in conjunction with Fudan University in Shanghi, China, or Peking University in Beijing, China, which will provide a Chinese immersion experience.

The Chinese program seeks to educate students to become more effective participants in the global community by promoting international and ethnic awareness and sensitivity to other cultures.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing of the target language.
  2. Explain aspects of the target language culture, including differences from their own cultures.
  3. Understand how learning a foreign language positively impacts learning in other academic disciplines.
  4. Identify similarities and differences between the target language and their native languages.
  5. Demonstrate the importance of using the foreign language within their communities.

Chinese Minor Requirements

21 total credits

Chinese Required Courses (12 credits required):

CHIN 101 Beginning Chinese I -- 3 credits
CHIN 102 Beginning Chinese II -- 3 credits
CHIN 201 Intermediate Chinese I -- 3 credits
CHIN 202 Intermediate Chinese II -- 3 credits

(Any or all of the above courses can be reduced or eliminated by earning a grade of B- or higher in the next higher course. For example, a student who completes a 300-level Chinese course with a grade of B- or higher will receive retro-credits to his or her transcript for CHIN 101, 102, 201, and 202 for a total of 12 retro-credits in Chinese.)

Chinese Elective Courses (9 credits required): 

CHIN 300 Advanced Chinese -- 3 credits
CHIN 301 Chinese Conversation -- 3 credits
CHIN 351
CHIN 399
CHIN 498
Chinese Civilization and Culture -- 3 credits
Chinese Study Aboard -- 6 to 18 credits
Independent Study -- 1-6 credits

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