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Chinese

Global Humanities Undergraduate Undergraduate Minor

College

College of Liberal Arts

School/Department

Degree Designation

Undergraduate Minor

Program Level

Undergraduate

Program Type

Minor

Program Academic Focus

Residential Program

Program Description

The Chinese Program offers a wide range of courses that promote language learning and the development of intercultural competence necessary for communication in Chinese. The curriculum focuses on the balanced development of language and cultural competence across proficiency levels.

Students who have completed more than one year of high school Chinese, or the equivalent, must take the foreign language placement test before enrolling in their first Norwich course in Chinese.

Goals

Students learn to communicate in Chinese at an intermediate-low to intermediate-mid level with an appropriate breadth of vocabulary, enhance their understanding of Chinese culture, and develop their critical thinking skills. The Chinese Program uses the Proficiency Guidelines from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language to achieve learning goals.  

Additional Program Information

Minor is eligible for residential programs.

Objective

Reach intermediate-low to intermediate-mid proficiency in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing

Objective

Demonstrate an extensive understanding of Chinese values and beliefs

Objective

Use critical skills to analyze Chinese cultural materials

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