3185 Chinese Language and Society

Program Offered:

  • Bachelor of Arts in International Economics and Modern Languages
    • Concentration in Chinese Language and Culture

Department of World Languages and Cultures
841 Langdale Hall

Bill Nichols, Chair
Germán Torres, Associate Chair
Faye Stewart, Undergraduate Director

The Department of World Languages and Cultures serves a threefold purpose: to encourage an appreciation of humanistic values through the study of foreign languages, literatures, and cultures; to teach foreign languages as a means of communication; and to prepare students for academic careers and the opportunities available in the field of international business. As part of a dynamic urban university in a city of growing international awareness and status, the department is fulfilling its responsibility to meet the increasing foreign language needs of the governmental, business, and professional communities. The department recognizes that an active command of the foreign language and a thorough exploration of the foreign culture form an essential basis for further study in the various areas of its curriculum. To this end, the department sponsors a study-abroad program in Perugia, Italy.

The department maintains a state-of-the-art multimedia Language Acquisition and Resource Center (LARC) with a digital audio laboratory with 50 student computer workstations. The digital lab serves a dual purpose in allowing both independent student access to digitized audio files and interactive software that accompanies the language texts, and also in providing a multimedia environment for teacher-led listening, speaking, and recording activities. In addition to the audio lab, the LARC features a tutoring center and resource library, as well as 17 stand-alone computers for student use. To assist in the development of the student’s active language skills and to provide added cultural enrichment, the LARC contains a wide range of audiovisual materials, including an extensive collection of videos, CD Roms and DVDs.

For students who view language study as a preparation for a career in the business world, the department offers a program in conjunction with the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies: the Bachelor of Arts Major in International Economics and Modern Languages (IEML).

Program Financial Information

Effective summer 2009, lab fees will be assessed automatically for students who register for certain courses. As a result, students will no longer be required to purchase lab fee cards. For more information, please feel free to contact the department or review the GoSolar or catalog course listings to determine if a course includes a lab fee.

Bachelor of Arts in International Economics and Modern Languages with a Concentration in Italian

Students majoring in this program should contact the Andrew Young School of Policy studies for advisement. Information for this program is available at www.aysps.gsu.edu/oaa.

Program Admission

There are no admission requirements above the requirements for admission to the University for enrollment in the

B. A. program with a major in international economics and modern languages.

Program Financial Information

There are no additional fees other than the tuition and fees charged by the University for enrollment in this program.

Program Degree Requirements

For degree credit, a minimum grade of C must be attained in ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102 and all courses in the economics common core curriculum and modern languages core curriculum.

Complete descriptions of requirements for Areas A through E of the Undergraduate Core Curriculum can be found in the “University Degree Requirements and Graduation” chapter of this catalog. The number of semester credit hours required for each section is shown in parentheses.

In addition to courses in the language major, you are advised to choose courses in other areas that complement your language study. Such courses include other languages, history, philosophy, art and music, business, and education. Faculty advis0rs in the department are eager to discuss your academic plans with you as you design your course of study. In addition to the Program Degree Requirements, students must fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences Degree Requirements (see section 3030) and the University Degree Requirements (see section 1400).

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Major (18)

  1. ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  2. ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  3. MATH 1070 Elementary Statistics (3) – If taken in Area D, a 1000/2000 level elective from Areas A-E may be substituted.
  4. Choose one of the following language options:
    • CHIN 2001 Intermediate Chinese I (3)
    • CHIN 2002 intermediate Chinese II (3)
      Note: Students who have not already attained elementary-level proficiency in their chosen language will be required to take prerequisite courses: CHIN 1001 and/or CHIN 1002. In that case, the 1002 language course may be used to satisfy 3 credit hours of core requirements in Area C, Humanities and Fine Arts.
      Students who have already attained intermediate-level competency in the primary language may substitute 1000/2000 level courses in another language for CHIN 2001/CHIN 2002) upon approval of the Department of World Languages and Cultures advisor.
  5. Elective: One 1000/2000 level course chosen from Areas A-E.

Area G: Economics Common Core Curriculum (24)

A minimum grade of C is required for all courses in this area.

  1. ECON 3900 Macroeconomics-CTW  (3)
  2. ECON 3910 Microeconomics (3)
  3. ECON 4600 Economic Development (3)
  4. ECON 4800 International Trade (3)
  5. ECON 4810 International Finance (3)
  6. ECON 4999 Senior Capstone in Economic Policy-CTW (3)*
  7. Choose two 4000-level Econ courses (6)
    *ECON 4999 is only offered during the Fall and Spring semesters of the academic year. The prerequisites for ECON 4999 are ECON 3900, ECON 3910, and two 4000-level economics courses with a grade of C or better. Students are to plan accordingly with regard to the course pre-requisites and graduation.

Area H: Modern Languages Common Core (24)

A minimum grade of C is required for all courses in this area.
Chinese Language and Society:

  1. CHIN 3001 Advanced Chinese I (3)
  2. CHIN 3002 Advanced Chinese II (3)
  3. CHIN 3080 Topics in Chinese Studies (CTW) (3)
  4. CHIN 3081 Cultural Dimensions of Language Learning (CTW) (3)
  5. IB 4030 China’s Economy and International Business Environment (3)
  6. CHIN 4011 Chinese for International Business I  (3)
  7. CHIN 4012 Chinese for International Business II  (3)
  8. Choose 1 from the following list of courses (3)

Area I: Electives (12)

Choose any four 3000/4000 level courses, in consultation with the academic advisor.
Total Semester Hours for Degree: 120