Requirements for the minor in Chinese include: 

  • A minimum of 24 quarter hours of approved courses beyond CHIN 2001 
  • Four of the 24 quarter hours must be from CHIN 3300 or above 

CHIN 1516: Contemporary China in Literature and Film, which fulfills an Analytical Inquiry: Society and Culture requirement, can be used to satisfy the Chinese minor requirements. 

Students who minor in Chinese are encouraged to study abroad in China. Options for study abroad are severely limited after COVID, but students are encouraged to discuss the current situation with their minor advisor and with the Office of International Education. Minors who choose to study abroad are strongly encouraged to enroll in a Chinese course, CHIN 3300 or above, upon their return. Up to 12 quarter hours of approved transfer credit can be counted toward the minor. 


The following course sequence is recommended for the fulfillment of the requirements: 

CHIN 2001, 2002, 2003: Intermediate Chinese Sequence 

CHIN 2100: Advanced Intermediate Chinese 

CHIN 2301: Chinese Conversation 

CHIN 2302: Chinese Composition 

CHIN 3300: Chinese Society in Transition 

Students who are interested in studying Chinese beyond the above sequence can also take : 

CHIN 3400: Chinese Cinema and Society 

CHIN 3650: Chinese-English Translation I 

For in depth information on the requirements for Chinese majors, visit the DU undergraduate bulletin.