Students must seek course planning and approval from the program director or program advisor before starting the program.

All courses below are three (3) credits each unless otherwise specified.

Courses listed here are not all offered each semester. Offerings depend on student enrollment, instructor availability and previous semester offerings (meaning not all courses are offered every semester). Incoming student should discuss courses of particular interest with the Graduate Program Advisor.

1. Courses for Language Proficiency: (Up to 3 credits, pre-approval required)
  • All students must achieve advanced proficiency in modern Chinese.
  • The student proficiency level is first determined through an entrance exam. Those who pass the exam receive a waiver for the language course, and are expected to take another course to fulfill the credit requirement. 
CHIN 4108 Reading in Modern Chinese (or another course by permission)
2. Courses offered in the EALL department: (At least 18 credits / 6 courses should be chosen from the following. For courses in a sequence, students can take either or both.)  
CHIN 6109, 6110 Classical Chinese I, II
CHIN 6111, 6112 Chinese Literature in Translation I, II
CHIN 6163 Taiwanese Literature and Film
CHIN 6171, 6172 Chinese Poetry in Tang and Song Periods I, II
CHIN 6173 Chinese Drama and Theatre
CHIN 6179, 6180 20th-Century Chinese literature I, II
CHIN 6199 Graduate Seminar
CHIN 6123 Structure of Chinese [currently xlisted with CHIN3123 Intro to Chinese Linguistics I]
CHIN 6115 Chinese Sociolinguistics [currently xlisted with CHIN3116 Language Policy of China]
CHIN 6125 History of the Chinese Language [xlisted w/ CHIN3124 Intro to Chinese Linguistics II]
CHIN 6126 Chinese Phonology
CHIN 6128 Chinese Semantics
CHIN 6201 Second Language Acquisition of Chinese Language
CHIN 6210 Introduction to Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
CHIN 6310 Chinese Language Instruction and Practicum    
3.  Related courses from other programs (Up to 9 credits / 3 courses. Pre-approval required from the program director.)  
HIST 6610 Readings Seminar: Late Imperial China 
HIST 6611 Readings Seminar: 20th-Century China
CHIN 6811 Confucian Literature in East Asia
EALL 6831 Daoism in East Asia 
EALL 6832 Myth, Ritual, and Popular Religion in China 
CHIN 6841 Religion in Modern China
EALL 6881 Women, Gender, and Religion in China
CPED 6557 Second Language Acquisition  
CPED 6627 Teaching Second Language Reading and Writing
4. Independent Study  (Credits may vary from 1-3, proposal and pre-approval required.)  
CHIN 6550 Independent Study (1-3 credits)
5. The thesis option (3 credits. Proposal and pre-approval required.)  
CHIN 6998 or 6999 Thesis Research