Chinese Language and Culture: Communicating with Chinese Speakers

Arts and Humanities

Chinese Language and Culture: Communicating with Chinese Speakers

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  • Academic Plan
  • Cognate
    Arts and Humanities
  • Responsible Academic Unit

    Contact Info
    • Name: Rebecca Doran
    • Email:
    • Phone: Please contact by email
    • Location: 210-11 Merrick
  • Recommended for
    Students interested in East Asian languages and cultures, International Studies, or intercultural contact in general.
  • Required Courses
    Students must complete at least 3 courses for at least 9 credits.
  • Number of Groups: 1

Cognate Categories


Centered on the Chinese (Mandarin) language and culture courses offered by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, this cognate covers the linguistic skills and cultural competencies needed to communicate within a Chinese (Mandarin)-speaking environment and to interpret the cultural products of the Chinese-speaking world. The introductory and intermediate language courses teach oral and written communication and cover cultural practices and norms through examples from history, literature, and visual media. Thus they teach students how to communicate in the language and according to its cultural codes. The advanced language course continues to teach oral and written communication while delving into literary and cultural analysis.

Option Groups

Complete exactly 1 of the following option groups:

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