I-hao Victor Woo
Office: Department of Modern Languages, Plaza Building 118 V
The Minor Program in Chinese Studies is an interdisciplinary program offering specialized study of China and other Chinese speaking regions through coursework in the related disciplines of language and culture, anthropology, history, geography, philosophy, and political science. China's economic and political presence is increasingly prominent in the United States. CU Denver is uniquely positioned to make use of its location as the cultural, economic and political center of the Rocky Mountain region and of its diverse, well trained and highly qualified faculty to offer courses of interdisciplinary studies related to China. Students may choose to focus either on General Chinese Studies or Chinese Language and Culture. On the one hand, General Chinese Studies encourages an interdisciplinary approach of accepting courses from various departments that focus on history, political science, art, philosophy, and more from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. On the other hand, Chinese Language and Culture further develops students’ linguistic competence and cultural awareness. The minor program offers a wide variety and levels of Mandarin Chinese language and culture courses that not only improve students’ communication skills but also give a deeper look into different aspects of Chinese culture.
The Minor Program in Chinese Studies also offers a host of study abroad opportunities throughout the academic year and every summer. CU Denver has ongoing programs in Beijing and Taipei, as well as an association with Yunnan University in Kunming. Study abroad programs of five weeks to one year in length may be arranged, and program faculty can help students enroll in intensive Chinese language programs in Taiwan or on the mainland. Students pursuing the minor in Chinese language and area studies are encouraged to complete the program with a period of residence and study in China.
The minor requires a minimum of 15 credit hours. A minimum of 9 credit hours must be taken from Downtown Denver Campus or ICB campus faculty. Courses taken at other institutions may be applied to the minor but only with approval of a Chinese faculty advisor in the Department of Modern Languages. All courses must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better.
CHIN1000 (China & the Chinese, F 9am to 11:50am)
CHIN1020 (2ns semester Chinese, M/W 12:30pm to 2:45pm)
CHIN2120 (4th semester Chinese, T/Th 12:30pm to 1:45pm)
CHIN2970 (Contemporary Chinese Cinema. M, 5pm to 7:50pm)
RLST3410 (Asian Philosophies and Religions, M/W, 3:30pm to 4:45pm)
PSCI4615 (Politics and Government of China, T/TH, 11am to 12:15pm)