Languages and Cultures

Chinese Minor

Minors can choose 20 credits (five courses) from the following offerings:

CHIN 211 (4) or 215 (4) abroad; CHIN 212 (4) or 216 (4) abroad; CHIN 279 (4); 311 (4) or 315 (4) abroad; 312 (4) or 316 (4) abroad; 321A (4); 321B (4); 330 (4); and/or one course from the Asian Studies Program course list with a focus on China (4). See Asian Studies for details.

You can complete the Chinese Minor in ways that cater to your Chinese language proficiency, academic interests and schedule. You can take CHIN 211, CHIN 212, CHIN 311, CHIN 312 out of sequence.

The following are some examples for courses taken at CSB and SJU: 
  • Example One: CHIN 211, CHIN 212, CHIN 311, CHIN 321A, CHIN 321B
  • Example Two: CHIN 211, CHIN 212, CHIN 312, CHIN 279, CHIN 321B
  • Example Three: CHIN 212, CHIN 311, CHIN 312, CHIN 321A, CHIN 321B
  • Example Four: CHIN 211, CHIN 212, CHIN 311, CHIN 312, CHIN 321A
  • Example Five: CHIN 211, CHIN 212, CHIN 279, CHIN 311, CHIN 312
  • Example Six: CHIN 212, CHIN 311, CHIN 312, CHIN 321A, One Asian Studies course with a focus on China
  • Example Seven: CHIN 211, CHIN 312, CIN 321A, CHIN 321B, One Asian Studies course with a focus on China
  • Example Eight: CHIN 211, CHIN 212, CHIN 279, CHIN 311, One Asian Studies course with a focus on China

The Chinese Language and Culture Program encourages immersive learning experiences in China. If you participate in the CSB/SJU study abroad program in Beibei, China, some of your credits can count toward your Chinese Minor. If you have other college-level Chinese language credits from institutions off-campus, they may count toward your Chinese Minor as well. Please contact Dr. Sophia Geng for further details.

College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Ana Conboy
Chair, Languages and Cultures Department
CSB Richarda P16
320-363-5754

Jennifer Schwichtenberg
Department Coordinator
CSB Richarda P38
320-363-5067
SJU Quad 253A
320-363-3093