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Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science - Chinese

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science - Chinese

Tufts University

Medford - Somerville Campus, Medford, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    =312
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
The degree of Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science is conferred on all students who complete this program. Students whose major concentration is applied mathematics, applied physics, astrophysics, biochemistry, biology, biopsychology, chemical physics, chemistry, cognitive and brain Sciences, computer science, engineering psychology, environmental studies (as second major only), geological sciences, geology, mathematics, and physics are eligible to receive a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree. Those majoring in psychology, psychology/clinical and quantitative economics may choose to receive the degree of Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts at the time they complete their degree sheet. Students in all other majors will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree. Students whose multiple majors make them eligible for either a Bachelor of Arts degree or a Bachelor of Science degree may choose between the two when completing their degree sheet. The Chinese major is designed to equip students with a solid foundation in cultural and linguistic literacy, an in-depth understanding of the Chinese literary tradition, and critical awareness of contemporary cultural issues through studies of literature, film, and other cultural products. The minor in Chinese is intended for students wishing to apply their training in Chinese to a broad range of professional and academic pursuits. Students of Chinese have found that their knowledge of the language and culture gives them a competitive advantage in public and private sectors as well as in further study. Our graduates, some after training in graduate and professional schools, have gone on to careers in government, foreign service, law, academia, banking and international business from the mainland and Taiwan to Hong Kong and Singapore. As China continues to strengthen trade ties and develop joint economic ventures with the United States, the demand for Americans who know Chinese is bound to increase. The Chinese major is designed to equip students with a solid foundation in cultural and linguistic literacy, an in-depth understanding of the Chinese literary tradition, and critical awareness of contemporary cultural issues through studies of literature, film, and other cultural products. Major Requirements The major in Chinese requires nine courses in the Program beyond Chinese 4, plus one in a related field. Those who place out of language courses still need to complete ten approved courses. At least one course from categories B must be a seminar approved by the Chinese program director. If qualified, a student may opt to do an honors thesis. Language requirement: 4 courses beyond Chinese 4: 21, 22, 121, 122. Students placed above 21 or higher, upon completion of 122 or its equivalent, can take more advanced language courses (123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128), or additional culture courses, or a combination of both. Chinese 61 and four additional literature and cultural courses (taught in English) from Chinese Program offerings in the department. The four additional courses must include at least one seminar course. If approved, a student may opt to do an honors thesis, which can be counted as one seminar course. One culture course from Tufts-in-China will be counted in this category. CHNS52 or one China-related course offered by another program or department (PS 120, 126, 188-44; HIST 40, 41; FAH 13/CR13; REL 53). One culture course from Tufts-in-China will be counted in this category. Courses not listed above require approval by the Chinese program director. One seminar, or honors thesis, double counted as one course in category B. Please see category B above for more information.