Foreign Languages and Literatures at MIT

Chinese Requirements

Advisor:  Haohsiang Liao

In light of the importance of foreign languages in today’s international world of science and engineering, the HASS Minor gives undergraduates a unique opportunity to combine a degree in science or engineering with a Minor in Chinese. The Minor in Chinese leads students who have already reached an intermediate level of proficiency (third semester or above) into a more advanced study of the language, literature, and culture. A minor in Chinese consists of six subjects arranged in 3 tiers typically each of which has to be represented in the minor. Please note that Chinese I & II do not count towards the Minor.

Advisor:  Tong Chen

There are several concentration options, depending on whether your focus is language or literature and culture. A language concentration consists of 3 or 4 language classes, depending on your incoming language competence. An upper level concentration may include 3rd or 4th semester language plus upper level classes taught in the foreign language. Classes offered in English may be applied towards fulfilling certain concentration requirements; please see the concentration advisor for approval.

Study Abroad
Advisor:  Min-Min Liang

You may also consider spending a summer, a semester, or a year abroad. Credits received from most accredited programs will count towards your major, minor or concentration if you consult with the Study Abroad Advisor in Chinese prior to your departure.

Transfer Credits
Examiner:  Jin Zhang

Language Coordinator:  Tong Chen

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