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Modern China Studies
 Certificate Program

Certificate Program In Modern China Studies
China plays a major role on the world stage of the 21st century.  The Certificate Program in Modern China Studies affords students from different majors an opportunity to study Modern China in an interdisciplinary fashion. Upon successful completion, students will have acquired a breadth of knowledge that will prepare them to confront the complex reality of contemporary China and provide them with certain advantages in seeking employment after graduation. The certificate is interdisciplinary and will draw upon courses in Chinese language, history, literature, and political science. All undergraduates are eligible to participate in the certificate.

Four courses (16 credits) are required for the certificate, including one core course (HST 213) and one course in Chinese language.  Students may use two courses (one language) from the CUNY Programs in China to fulfill the requirements.

Modern China Studies Curriculum:

  • HST 213 Chinese Civilization (4 credits)

A Chinese language course selected from the following: (4 credits)

  • CHN 113
  • CHN 114
  • CHN 213
  • CHN 215
  • CHN 313

Choice of two from the following: (8 credits)

  • CIN 203 Chinese Cinema
  • BUS 200 Introduction to International Business
  • ENH 207 Asian Literature Before 1900
  • ENL 335 Modern Asian Literature
  • HST 206 Modern China
  • HST 327 The World of Late Imperial China
  • POL 256 East Asian Politics
  • POL 353 China: Politics and Foreign Relations
  • PSY 217 Psychology and Chinese Culture

Total credits: 16 credits

Courses Offered in China On CUNY-Wide Programs
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The overseas courses are listed in CAPITAL LETTERS, and the CSI course equivalent is shown below.

The following courses are offered on the semester program at Nanjing University.

  • BEGINNING CHINESE
    CHN 112 Basic Chinese I, and CHN 113 Basic Chinese I; 8 total credits.
  • INTERMEDIATE CHINESE I
    CHN 214 Contemporary Expression, and CHN 299 Chinese 200-level; 10 total credits.
  • INTERMEDIATE CHINESE II
    CHN 312 Continuing Chinese, and CHN 399 Chinese 300-level; 10 total credits.
  • CHINESE CULTURE AND SOCIETY
    HIST 204 Asian Civilization; 3 credits.
  • SURVEY OF CHINA'S HISTORY
    HIST 205 Chinese History; 3 credits.
  • SURVEY OF CHINESE LITERATURE
    ENH 207 Classics of Asian Literature; 3 credits.
  • GEOGRAPHY OF CHINA
    GEG 299 Geography; 3 credits.
  • CHINA'S POLITICAL SYSTEM
    POL 353 China: Politics and Foreign Relations; 3 credits.

The following courses are offered on the 4-week January Winter intersession and summer
session program at Shanghai University.

  • BUSINESS IN CONTEMPORARY CHINA
    BUS 513 Special Topics, 3 credits
  • INTENSIVE BEGINNING SURVIVAL CHINESE
    CHN 113 Basic Chinese I, 3 credits
  • INTENSIVE INTERMEDIATE CHINESE
    CHN 114 Basic Chinese II, 3 credits