shanghai for china

Chinese Studies

For students interested in developing a well-rounded understanding of the Chinese-speaking world, the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures offers foundation courses in the Chinese Language at the elementary and intermediate level.These courses can then complement other region-specific courses in the disciplines of History and Political Science as well as courses with a global emphasis from a variety of disciplines such as Communications, Business, Economics, Environmental Science, Film and Art History.

Students who wish to further their proficiency in Chinese may conduct a semester of study abroad in Beijing or Hong Kong. In addition, the College regularly offers short-term and summer programs in China with a focus on Business, Communication, Fashion Merchandising, or other disciplines through the Marist Study Abroad Program. Upon their return, some students request special permission to maintain their Chinese language proficiency through independent study or a teaching internship. Such independent work must be approved by the Dean of the School of Liberal Arts.

Course Offerings in Chinese on Campus:

  • Elementary Chinese I (3 credits)
  • Elementary Chinese II (3 credits)
  • Intermediate Chinese I (3 credits)
  • Intermediate Chinese II (3 credits)
  • Advanced language and culture courses taken abroad will receive a special topic course title on the student's transcript

Sample Course Offerings on Campus from Other Disciplines:

  • ART 256 Chinese Art
  • COM 325 Intercultural Communications
  • HIST 267 Women In Asia
  • HIST 270 Traditional China
  • HIST 271 Modern China
  • HIST 272 The Ancient East
  • HIST 318 Drug Trade in Asia
  • POSC 255 Political Economy: The Rise of the Asia-Pacific
  • POSC 271 Nationalism and Communism in China and Taiwan