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Global Humanities Undergraduate Undergraduate Minor


College of Liberal Arts


Degree Designation

Undergraduate Minor

Program Level


Program Type


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.


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.


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


Demonstrate an extensive understanding of Chinese values and beliefs


Use critical skills to analyze Chinese cultural materials

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