Chinese | Wittenberg University

The Chinese minor is designed to give students a solid foundation in the Chinese language and the skills to thrive in a Chinese language environment.

Degrees Offered:

  • Minor: Chinese
  • Students may also self-design an interdisciplinary major in Chinese. If interested, please contact Dr. Shelley Chan ( for more information.

Course Listings

  • Click here to read complete descriptions of the Chinese courses offered at Wittenberg.

Degree Requirements:

Minor in Chinese


  • Completion of Chinese 112: Elementary Chinese II, or placement, is a prerequisite for entering the minor.

  • A total of at least 22 additional credits is required for completion of the minor, 18 of them from Chinese language study and 4 of them from other areas of Chinese studies.

  • Language Study (18 credits): Two full years of Chinese language study beyond Chinese 112: Elementary Chinese II. Students are encouraged to study abroad in China, and up to two language classes taken in China may be accepted for the minor. Eighteen credits of Chinese language courses can be obtained by taking Chinese 211: Intermediate Chinese I (5 credits), Chinese 212: Intermediate Chinese II (5 credits), Chinese 311: Directed Readings: Newspapers (4 credits), Chinese 312: Directed Readings: Literature (4 credits).

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