Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature

As a Minor

Chinese is the number one spoken language in the world. Knowledge of Chinese language and literature is all the time more important for both professional careers and cultural understanding.

Chinese course offerings are of two types: language and literature conducted in the foreign language as well as courses in literature conducted in English. The courses taught in a foreign language are designed to develop students’ command of modern languages for use orally and in writing, both in everyday experience and in the realm of literature and ideas.

Students choosing to minor in Chinese should select two courses at the 3000-level or above from the Chinese section of the department's course offerings. Any 4000-level course in Chinese will serve as the capstone course for the Tier III Minor requirement.

For more information, check the current Student Bulletin.


Department of Modern Languages, 646-312-4210
Professor John Yu, 646-312-4219

The City University of New York