College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York

Modern China Studies

Modern China Studies is an undergraduate certificate program and has been identified as an academic priority of the College of Staten Island.  The program affords students from different majors an opportunity to study modern China in an interdisciplinary fashion. Four courses (16 credits) are required for the certificate.  All undergraduates are eligible to participate in the certificate.

As China surpassed Japan as the second largest economy in the world in 2011, knowledge on China and the Chinese language have become increasingly valuable assets in the 21st century globalized world. Modern China Studies at CSI offers opportunities to learn about this vast and complicated country and culture, its 4000 plus years of history, its language, literature and cinema, its recent monumental growth, and opportunities to study in China.

Modern China Studies is an interdisciplinary program, involving various academic departments of the College, including Business, English, History, World Languages and Literatures, Media Culture, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work. The World Languages and Literatures Department teaches courses in Mandarin and has a state-of-the-art Media Center designed to enhance the study of Chinese language and culture. The Center for International Service has been the locus for the program’s exemplary array of scholarly exchanges, artistic performance, and social and civil events.

The Modern China Studies Group at CSI consists of faculty from diverse academic departments of the College and offers courses in various fields, including language, history, political science, cinema, and literature.  Many of the participating faculty are scholars and artists with national and international reputations.  We look forward to your participation in Modern China Studies.

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