Minor in Chinese
About the programme:
Equip yourself with the linguistic and intercultural knowledge to access the world's fastest growing consumer market and one of its most diverse cultures! The undergraduate Minor in Chinese, which requires no prior knowledge, can give you a competitive edge in almost any professional field and combines particularly well with Majors in Humanities and Social Sciences.

You will discover:

  • How to communicate orally in functional Mandarin Chinese, the most commonly spoken variant.
  • The basics of the Chinese writing system.
  • The key social, cultural and political elements of China today.
  • Appropriate social etiquette in China in a variety of situations.

Courses:

All courses are taught by Chinese nationals, including our LLL Lecturer in Chinese and tutors from our award-winning Confucius Institute. The Minor in Chinese comprises seven courses, six in Chinese language and one survey course on contemporary China.

Level I
  • CHIN 1001 CHINESE LANGUAGE IA
  • CHIN 1002 CHINESE LANGUAGE IB
Level II
  • CHIN 2001 CHINESE LANGUAGE IIA
  • CHIN 2002 CHINESE LANGUAGE IIB
  • CHIN2XXX INTRODUCTION TO CONTEMPORARY CHINA (full code available on CHOL shortly)
Level III
  • CHIN 3001 CHINESE LANGUAGE IIIA
  • CHIN 3002 CHINESE LANGUAGE IIIB

Who should do this programme - career opportunities:

Professional spheres in which knowledge of Chinese language and culture is valued include the following:
  • International business and trade.
  • International relations and diplomacy.
  • Tourism.
  • Development.
  • All professions requiring global and intercultural knowledge: teaching, journalism, politics, civil society, etc. 

Added value:

Study abroad in China! As well as enhancing your career prospects and broadening your cultural horizons, taking the Minor in Chinese will give you preferential access to study abroad opportunities in China hosted by the Confucius Institute.

How to apply:

If you're now applying for entry to Cave Hill, simply include the Minor in Chinese on your application form or, if you've already started your programme, contact Coordinator of Modern Languages Dr. Desrine Bogle at desrine.bogle@cavehill.uwi.edu for advice on how to request a Change of Programme to add the Minor in Chinese to your officially registered programme of study.

Reach us:

Have more questions?
Contact the Coordinator of Modern Languages Dr. Desrine Bogle at desrine.bogle@cavehill.uwi.edu
Or visit: Faculty of Humanities & Education, Department of Language, Linguistics & Literature (upstairs, facing quadrangle)
Tel: (246) 417-4405 (Administrative Assistant, Ms Joyce Harris, email: joyce.harris@cavehill.uwi.edu)
Office hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm

Faculty of Humanities and Education
Telephone: (246) 417-4385/87 Fax: (246) 424-0634 E-mail: humanities@cavehill.uwi.edu