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.
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
- International Businessperson
- Government Employee
See job placement rates for Calvin grads.
Participate in Asia Club; Join the International Student Association Committee; Help out with Rangeela.
By the numbers
- Off-campus semester programs in places like Ghana, England, China and Hungary.
Course Requirements 2013-14
Chinese Studies group minor
(25 semester hours)
- CHIN-101 Elementary Chinese
- CHIN-102 Elementary Chinese
- CHIN-201 Intermediate Chinese
- CHIN-202 Intermediate Chinese
- Three from:
- HIST-245 East Asia to 1800
- HIST-246 East Asia Since 1800
- HIST-346 Modern China
- HIST-371 Asia & Pacific Since 1850
- STCH-210 Emerging China
- PHIL-225 Chinese Thought and Culture
- POLS-277 Asian Politics
- REL-255 World Religions
- REL-355 Buddhism
- Any one interim course on China including a Calvin-approved interim trip to China.