Supplementary Major

For students who matriculated in Fall 2019 and thereafter, the supplementary major in Chinese requires a minimum of 24 credit hours distributed as follows:

  1. Language Study: At a minimum, completion of third-year Chinese or its equivalent.
    • If students take their entire language sequence at Notre Dame, this will result in 18 hours beyond first year. Students who place out of third year at any point are encouraged to complete more advanced courses beyond the third year. Students who place out of third year at the time of their first placement test are required to take a minimum of 6 credit hours of Chinese language classes.

    • 10000-level language courses do not count toward a major, supplementary major, or minor.
    • Students are allowed to use a maximum of 2 credits from language reading courses beyond the first-year level to fulfill requirements of the supplementary major in Chinese.
    • Students with grades lower than B- are not advised to proceed to the next level.
       
  2. Literature and Culture: Two upper-division 3-credit courses in Chinese literature and culture taught by EALC faculty, including at least one literature course. Any exception must be approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies. University seminars do not satisfy this requirement.

 


For students who matriculated before Fall 2019, the supplementary major in Chinese requires a minimum of 24 credit hours distributed as follows:

  1. Language Study: At a minimum, completion of third-year Chinese or its equivalent.
    • If students take their entire language sequence at Notre Dame, this will result in 18 hours beyond first year. Students who place out of third year at any point are encouraged to complete more advanced courses beyond the third year. Students who place out of third year at the time of their first placement test are required to take a minimum of 6 credit hours of Chinese language classes.

    • 10000-level language courses do not count toward a major, supplementary major, or minor.
    • Students are allowed to use a maximum of 2 credits from language reading courses beyond the first-year level to fulfill requirements of the supplementary major in Chinese.
    • Students with grades lower than B- are not advised to proceed to the next level.
       
  2. Literature and Culture: Two upper-division 3-credit courses in Chinese literature and culture in residence at Notre Dame, including at least one literature course taught by EALC faculty. Any exception must be approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies. University seminars do not satisfy this requirement.