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Faculty of Humanities and Education

Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature


Minor in Chinese


About the Programme

The Chinese programme is offered to students who are interested in doing Chinese as an elective or as a minor

What Will I Study?

You will learn and discover:
  • the Mandarin language
  • Chinese culture
  • the Chinese writing system

Facilities and Resources

Make full use of our Language Laboratory


Our section conducts research in various field related to Chinese, but particularly with respect to culture and literature.

Career Opportunities

If you want to become:
  • a language teacher
  • a translator
  • an interpreter
  • a reporter
  • a curator
  • a tour guide
or if you want to work in foreign affairs and trade sectors, then minor in Chinese at Cave Hill!

Why Study in Barbados

Our degree is internationally recognized. Come and study for one or two semesters in a culturally diversified environment. We welcome local, international and regional students.

At a Glance

  • Degree Level: Undergraduate
  • Qualification: BA
  • Duration: 3 years


Programme Details

You will need to complete seven (7) courses for twenty-one (21) credits, distributed as follows:

  • CHIN 1001 Chinese Language IA
  • CHIN 1002 Chinese Language IB
  • CHIN 2001 Chinese Language IIA
  • CHIN 2002 Chinese Language IIB
  • CHIN 2200 Introduction to Contemporary China
  • CHIN 3001 Chinese Language IIIA
  • CHIN 3002 Chinese Language IIIB

You must do the following courses:
  • CHIN 1001
  • CHIN 1002
  • CHIN 2001
  • CHIN 2002
  • CHIN 2200
See complete course list


We offer low tuition fees and several scholarships and financial aid are available. Choose a payment plan that fits your education budget. View Tuition Costs »

Applications are accepted from November to February. However, expressions of interest are accepted ALL year. Visit the Admissions website to view Entry Requirements and to Apply Now »

Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature
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