2021-2022 Humboldt State University Catalog 
    Jun 22, 2024  
2021-2022 Humboldt State University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mandarin Language and Culture Studies Minor

The minor in Mandarin Language and Culture Studies, housed in the Department of World Languages and Cultures, is characterized by its interdisciplinary nature. It consists of a minimum of 25 credit units including core and elective classes. The minor program gives students a language experience and solid cultural base upon which to build an understanding of Chinese culture and society. Additionally, students are encouraged to participate in authorized programs abroad to complete minor requirements. Selection of courses is to be made with the counsel of a faculty advisor.

Special Scholarship and Awards. The Department of World Languages and Cultures has three permanent scholarships and awards:

  • The Benavides-Garb Family International Travel Award
  • The Joe and Helen Bottino Memorial Travel Award
  • The Frank B. Wood Scholarship

All language students are encouraged to apply for these important scholarships and awards to enhance language studies with an international residence. See the Department of World Languages and Cultures webpage for further information.

Requirements for the Minor (25 units)

Core Courses (11 Units)

Complete the following three courses.

Chinese Program Courses (5 Units)

Complete a minimum of 5 units selected from the following list:

Interdisciplinary Courses (9-12 Units)

Complete a minimum of three courses (9-12 Units) from the following list:


Courses offered by various departments, often under the rubric of Special Topics, may be relevant and appropriate to the Chinese Studies minor. Such courses will be approved by the Chinese Studies faculty advisor on a case-by-case basis.

Study Abroad Options

Students pursuing a Chinese Studies Minor are strongly encouraged to participate in an HSU or CSU study abroad program in China. They may study for one semester or one year. Classes taken in such programs can be counted toward the minor upon prior consultation and approval by a Chinese Studies faculty advisor.

The cost of the residency abroad varies according to the program and world region. Students should understand the costs involved and plan ahead. Consult with the HSU Center for International Programs.