The BA in Chinese emphasizes knowledge and awareness of the Chinese language, including Chinese literary history and the cultural contexts in which particular works were written. Students gain critical language skills that can be applied across a range of careers, including the skills to address challenges, deficiencies and possible gains inherent in the process of translating from one language to another.

  • Learn to read modern and classical Chinese

  • Be able to speak and comprehend Mandarin

  • Explore critical approaches to the study of Chinese language and civilization