The growing importance of China's economy, along with long-established centers of commerce and culture in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao and Singapore, attract many students eager to learn about Chinese culture and the Chinese language.
What to Expect
Established in 2014, the Chinese studies major is one of the university's newest majors. The four core faculty members in the Chinese program are distinguished scholars who offer courses in Chinese culture that range from medieval poetry to contemporary film, drama and media.
Language instruction in the Chinese program is supported by the Confucius Institute at USC. Every semester, the program sponsors academic and cultural events either independently or in collaboration with the Confucius Institute, the Center for Asian Studies or other organizations in the university.
B B.A. in Chinese Studies
The Chinese studies program belongs to the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures in the College of Arts and Sciences. The department is one of the largest and most diverse departments in the college, providing instruction in 10 languages.
The following courses fulfill some of the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Studies:
- Intermediate Mandarin Chinese
- Chinese Culture, Tradition and Modern Societies
- Women in China
- Modern Chinese Literature
- Screening China
Our Office of Undergraduate Admissions provides the most current information on the application process so you can check the requirements based on your current status and find university scholarships.