In an economy that's becoming increasingly global, a foundational knowledge of Chinese language and culture connects us with over one-fifth of the world's population. In light of this, Calvin has developed the only comprehensive program in Chinese offered by a Christian college in North America.

Overview

As a Chinese major at Calvin, you will get a truly 360 degree view of Chinese culture by taking classes in Chinese philosophy, history, culture, religion and more. Many Chinese majors pair their major/minor in Chinese with majors/minors in business or international relations. Interested in studying abroad? Take advantage of Calvin's faculty-led semester in Beijing, China. Or, consider an interim studying the art or medicine of China, or spend a summer in China working at a grant-funded internship.

Careers in Chinese Studies

  • Interpreter
  • Engineer
  • International Businessperson
  • Government Employee
  • More

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Student involvement

Participate in Asia Club; Join the International Student Association Committee; Help out with Rangeela.

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Course Requirements 2013-14

Chinese Studies group minor

(25 semester hours)

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Scholarships

New students are automatically considered for general academic scholarships ranging from $1,000-15,000 based on a careful review of their application materials.

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Faculty

Larry Herzberg

Larry Herzberg
Associate Professor of Asian Languages
Department of Chinese
HH 458
herz@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6363

Diane Obenchain

Diane Obenchain
Professor
Department of Religion
HL 377
dbo5@calvin.edu
(616) 526-8669

Wayne Ten Harmsel

Wayne Ten Harmsel
Assistant Professor, Director of China Semester Program
wtenharmsel@gmail.com

Talk to us

Larry Herzberg Larry Herzberg
Department Chair
Department of Asian Studies
HH 458
herz@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6363

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