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Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Certificate in Advanced Chinese Language and Culture

Students on Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020 requirements ACLCACRT
The Certificate in Advanced Chinese Language and Culture allows undergraduates to attain language proficiency in a critical language, Mandarin Chinese, while demonstrating cultural competency and regional expertise through a study abroad experience. The collaboration with the Chinese Language Flagship program allows students to take advantage of professional development activities, such as individual tutoring in Chinese, extracurricular activities, learning about a variety of career opportunities through guest speakers and collaboration with SGIS career coaches, and participation in the Capstone year internship.

Requirements

The certificate requires at least 38 credit hours* (most students will need to take at least 44 credit hours in the certificate), including the requirements listed below.
  1. Chinese Language.
    1. Language. Each of the following or demonstrated proficiency (4 courses)**:
      • EALC-C 301 Third-Year Chinese I
      • EALC-C 302 Third-Year Chinese II
      • EALC-C 401 Fourth-Year Chinese I
      • EALC-C 402 Fourth-Year Chinese II
    2. Language through Culture. Six (6) credit hours:
      • EALC-C 457 Chinese in Humanities
      • EALC-C 467 Chinese in Social Science
  2. Regional Studies.
    1. Introduction to East Asian Studies. One (1) course:
      • EALC-E 310 Introduction to East Asian Studies
    2. Cultural Studies. Two (2) courses associated with EALC-C 457 and/or EALC-C 467 from the 300–399 EALC Cultural Studies list.
      • EALC Courses
        • EALC-E 300 Studies in East Asian Literature
        • EALC-E 301 Chinese Language and Culture
        • EALC-E 331 Traditional Chinese Literature
        • EALC-E 332 Chinese Literature since 1300
        • EALC-E 333 Studies in Chinese Cinema
        • EALC-E 336 Ghosts, Immortals, Animal Spirits: Encountering the Supernatural in Traditional Chinese Culture
        • EALC-E 350 Studies in East Asian Society (course must be on a China related topic and approved by EALC academic advisor)
        • EALC-E 351 Studies in East Asian Thought (course must be on a China related topic and approved by EALC academic advisor)
        • EALC-E 352 Studies in East Asian History (course must be on a China related topic and approved by EALC academic advisor)
        • EALC-E 371 Twentieth-Century Chinese Literature
        • EALC-E 374 Early Chinese Philosophy
        • EALC-E 390 Contemporary Chinese Politics
        • EALC-E 391 Law and Authoritarianism through the Lens of China
        • EALC-E 392 Chinese Foreign Policy
        • EALC-E 393 China's Political Economy
      • History, Literature and Culture courses in other College departments and programs
        • ANTH-E 345 Changing China
        • ANTH-P 399 Undergraduate Seminar (course must be on a China related topic and approved by EALC academic advisor)
        • ARTH-A 360 Topics in East Asian Art
        • ARTH-A 464 Art and Archaeology of Early China
        • ARTH-A 466 Early Chinese Painting
        • ARTH-A 467 Later Chinese Painting
        • CEUS-R 395 Politics of Identity in China and Inner Asia
        • CMLT-C 375 Imagining China, Translating China
        • FOLK-F 305 Asian Folklore/Folklife/Folk Music (course must be on a China related topic and approved by EALC academic advisor)
        • HIST-G 380 Early China
        • HIST-G 382 China: The Age of Glory
        • HIST-G 383 China: The Later Empires
        • HIST-G 385 Modern China
        • HIST-G 387 Contemporary China
        • MSCH-F 398 National and Transnational Cinemas (course must be on a China related topic and approved by EALC academic advisor)
        • REL-B 300 Studies in South and East Asian Religions (course must be on a China related topic and approved by EALC academic advisor)
        • REL-B 310 East Asian Buddhism (course must be on a China related topic and approved by EALC academic advisor)
        • REL-B 410 Topics in the Buddhist Tradition (course must be on a China related topic and approved by EALC academic advisor)
        • REL-B 440 Topics in Daoism and Chinese Religion (course must be on a China related topic and approved by EALC academic advisor)
        • REL-B 460 Topics in East Asian Religions (course must be on a China related topic and approved by EALC academic advisor)
        • THTR-T 468 Asian Performance (course must be on a China related topic and approved by EALC academic advisor)
      • Political, Social Science, and Business courses in other College departments and programs
        • ANTH-E 345 Changing China
        • ANTH-P 399 Undergraduate Seminar (course must be on a China related topic and approved by EALC academic advisor)
        • CEUS-R 330 Politics in Modern Xinjiang
        • CEUS-R 395 Politics of Identity in China and Inner Asia
        • HIST-G 380 Early China
        • HIST-G 382 China: The Age of Glory
        • HIST-G 383 China: The Later Empires
        • HIST-G 385 Modern China
        • HIST-G 387 Contemporary China
        • POLS-Y 333 Chinese Politics
    3. Elective. One (1) additional course from the Regional Studies Elective list.
      • History, Literature, and Culture
        • EALC-C 306 Literary Chinese I
        • EALC-C 307 Literary Chinese II
        • EALC-C 421 Introduction to Chinese Linguistics
        • EALC-C 431 Readings in Modern Chinese Literature
        • EALC-C 451 Advanced Classical Chinese I
        • EALC-C 452 Advanced Classical Chinese II
        • EALC-E 300 Studies in East Asian Literature
        • EALC-E 301 Chinese Language and Culture
        • EALC-E 331 Traditional Chinese Literature
        • EALC-E 332 Chinese Literature since 1300
        • EALC-E 333 Studies in Chinese Cinema
        • EALC-E 336 Ghosts, Immortals, Animal Spirits: Encountering the Supernatural in Traditional Chinese Culture
        • EALC-E 351 Studies in East Asian Thought (course must be on a China related topic and approved by EALC academic advisor)
        • EALC-E 352 Studies in East Asian History (course must be on a China related topic and approved by EALC academic advisor)
        • EALC-E 371 Twentieth-Century Chinese Literature
        • EALC-E 374 Early Chinese Philosophy
        • ANTH-E 345 Changing China
        • ARTH-A 464 Art and Archaeology of Early China
        • ARTH-A 466 Early Chinese Painting
        • ARTH-A 467 Later Chinese Painting
        • CEUS-R 395 Politics of Identity in China and Inner Asia
        • CMLT-C 375 Imagining China, Translating China
        • FOLK-F 305 Asian Folklore/Folklife/Folk Music (course must be on a China related topic and approved by EALC academic advisor)
        • HIST-G 380 Early China
        • HIST-G 382 China: The Age of Glory
        • HIST-G 383 China: The Later Empires
        • HIST-G 385 Modern China
        • HIST-G 387 Contemporary China
        • MSCH-F 398 National and Transnational Cinemas (course must be on a China related topic and approved by EALC academic advisor)
        • REL-B 300 Studies in South and East Asian Religions (course must be on a China related topic and approved by EALC academic advisor)
        • REL-B 310 East Asian Buddhism (course must be on a China related topic and approved by EALC academic advisor)
        • REL-B 410 Topics in the Buddhist Tradition (course must be on a China related topic and approved by EALC academic advisor)
        • REL-B 440 Topics in Daoism and Chinese Religion (course must be on a China related topic and approved by EALC academic advisor)
        • REL-B 460 Topics in East Asian Religions (course must be on a China related topic and approved by EALC academic advisor)
        • THTR-T 468 Asian Performance (course must be on a China related topic and approved by EALC academic advisor)
      • Politics, Social Science, and Business
        • EALC-C 421 Introduction to Chinese Linguistics
        • EALC-E 350 Studies in East Asian Society (course must be on a China related topic and approved by EALC academic advisor)
        • EALC-E 390 Contemporary Chinese Politics
        • EALC-E 391 Law and Authoritarianism through the Lens of China
        • EALC-E 392 Chinese Foreign Policy
        • EALC-E 393 China's Political Economy
        • ANTH-E 345 Changing China
        • ANTH-P 399 Undergraduate Seminar (course must be on a China related topic and approved by EALC academic advisor)
        • CEUS-R 330 Politics in Modern Xinjiang
        • CEUS-R 395 Politics of Identity in China and Inner Asia
        • HIST-G 380 Early China
        • HIST-G 382 China: The Age of Glory
        • HIST-G 383 China: The Later Empires
        • HIST-G 385 Modern China
        • HIST-G 387 Contemporary China
        • POLS-Y 333 Chinese Politics
      • Other Courses
        • The following require permission from the Director of Undergraduate Studies to count towards this requirement:
          • EALC-H 399 Reading for Honors
          • EALC-H 499 Honors Thesis
          • EALC-X 473 Internship in East Asian Languages and Cultures
          • EALC-X 490 Individual Readings
          • SOC-S 346 Topics in Cross-Cultural Sociology
        • ANTH-A 200 Topics in Anthropology of Culture and Society (course must be on a China related topic and approved by EALC academic advisor)
        • CMLT-C 257 Asian Literature and Other Arts (course must be on a China related topic and approved by EALC academic advisor)
        • CMLT-C 265 Introduction to East Asian Poetry (course must be on a China related topic and approved by EALC academic advisor)
        • CMLT-C 291 Studies in Non-Western Film (course must be on a China related topic and approved by EALC academic advisor)
        • HIST-G 200 Issues in Asian History (course must be on a China related topic and approved by EALC academic advisor)
        • HIST-H 208 American-East Asian Relations (course must be on a China related topic and approved by EALC academic advisor)
        • REL-B 202 Issues in South and East Asian Religions (course must be on a China related topic and approved by EALC academic advisor)
        • REL-B 230 Introduction to Chinese Religion
  3. Capstone Year. One (1) of the following for at least eight (8) credit hours:
    1. Overseas Study at Nanjing University.
      1. Core Courses. Each of the following courses:
        • EALC-C 496 Flagship Overseas Study in China
        • EALC-C 450 Chinese Writing and Rhetoric
        • EALC-C 433 Foreign Study in Chinese, Fourth Year
      2. Internship. One (1) course:
        • EALC-C 498 Flagship Overseas Internship in China
    2. Overseas Study at National Taiwan University.
      1. Core Courses. Each of the following courses:
        • EALC-C 496 Flagship Overseas Study in China
        • EALC-C 450 Chinese Writing and Rhetoric
        • EALC-C 433 Foreign Study in Chinese, Fourth Year
      2. Internship. One (1) course:
        • EALC-C 498 Flagship Overseas Internship in China
  4. Certificate GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. At least 9 credit hours in the certificate must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. At least 9 credit hours in the certificate must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the certificate.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the certificate—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to certificate requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.