The Chinese minor offers skill-based, articulated four-year courses in Mandarin Chinese. Coupled with Study Abroad and research opportunities, the program expects to provide students with opportunities to develop advanced proficiency in Chinese as well as cultural literacy.
Chinese Minor Learning Outcomes
Chinese minors will know:
Chinese minors will be able to:
Chinese minors will be able to demonstrate that they value:
The Chinese minor consists of 18 semester hours above the 102 level: CHIN 203, 204, 305, 306, and two 300-400 level content-based courses in Chinese. The CHIN 101, 102, 203, 204 series is recommended for those who seek a basic speaking, writing, and reading knowledge of the language. This series requires one hour of study/drill session in the language lab each week.
Chinese Placement Exam
Any student who has knowledge of or has had prior instruction in Chinese in high school, community heritage language school, or at a college or university other than LMU must take the Chinese Placement Exam.
This requirement includes students who have taken the AP Chinese Language and Culture Exam in high school. Generally, a student who receives a score of 5 or 4 on the AP Chinese Language and Culture Exam places in CHIN 204 or higher. Course credit will be given for CHIN 101, 102,and 203 once a student's official scores have been received from the College Board. Final placement is conditional upon the instructor's consent. It is the responsibility of each student to ensure that the official AP scores have been sent to Loyola Marymount University.
To know when and how a student should take a language placement exam in Chinese, please refer to the guidelines provided under Modern Languages and Literatures.