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Minor in Chinese

The Chinese Program in the Department of World Languages and Cultures at UNLV offers you a unique opportunity to study and immerse yourself in Chinese languages and culture. The various courses offered will help you obtain languages skills and knowledge about China and ultimately prepare you for a much broader range of potential career paths in an increasingly international work environment.

Learning Objectives

Communication

  • Students will be able to engage in conversation, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.
  • Students will be able to understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics.
  • Students will be able to present information, concepts and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics.

Cultures

  • Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the cultures studied.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the products (artifacts) and perspectives of the cultures studied.

Connections

  • Students will be able to reinforce and further their knowledge of other disciplines through the foreign language.
  • Students will be able to acquire information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are only available through the foreign language and its cultures.

Comparisons

  • Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of the nature of language through comparisons of the language studied and their own.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own.

Communities

  • Students will be able to use the language both within and beyond the school setting.
  • Students will be able to show evidence of becoming life-long learners by using the language for personal enjoyment and enrichment.

Career Possibilities

An important trade partner of the US, China is America’s fastest growing export market. The trade between the US and China continues to grow and has surpassed $ 130 billion per year. As the world’s most industrialized country, the US has established close interdependent relations with China, the largest developing country. Boundless business opportunities in many fields call for people equipped with a sophisticated knowledge of the Chinese language and culture. The UNLV Chinese program provides students access to this knowledge.

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