The Chinese Studies Program is your gateway to one of the world’s oldest and richest civilization. We open and pave your way to multiple China-related fields with solid preparation in the Chinese language, literature, and culture. We train you to achieve advanced language proficiency in Mandarin Chinese and to think critically about Chinese cultural phenomena.
The B.A. in Modern Language and Culture has four concentrations to choose from:
There are many compelling reasons to study Chinese:
At Chinese Studies Program we offer a five-week intensive Chinese language and culture immersion program in Shanghai and Beijing, China. It is designed to quickly move students into a higher level of proficiency in Chinese. The program offers multi-level classes and no prior knowledge of Chinese is required. Students can earn 9 credit hours from the lower-division and/or upper-division courses in Chinese language and culture, applicable towards the Chinese minor, Asian Studies minor, International Affairs major (Applied Languages Concentration), International Business major, etc. Excursions to cultural and historical centers, partner activities outside of class, and cultural activities are organized to further advance the acquisition of spoken Chinese. This program also includes a service-learning component, where students will provide paid tutoring services in English language and American culture to local college students. For more detailed information, pleasecontact program director Dr. Liuxi Meng at email@example.com.
Internship opportunities in China are available through the International Cooperative Education and American Education and Culture Ambassador Program. You may earn up to six credit hours for a registered internship course. For detailed information please contact Dr. Wenhua Jin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Organizations (Language Clubs)
Every year the Chinese Language and Culture Club organizes a series of cultural events, including a celebration of the Chinese New Year with food and student performances, Chinese cultural workshops, excursion to the local Chinese communities, and guest lectures on China-related topics. To learn more about Chinese Club, please check https://owllife.kennesaw.edu/organization/clcc and also contact club president Jan Strydom at email@example.com