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Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Certificate in Advanced Chinese Language and Culture

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 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 HLS career coaches, and participation in the Capstone year internship.

Requirements

The certificate requires at least 38 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Chinese Language.
    1. Language.
      1. Third-year Chinese I. One (1) course:
        • EALC-C 301 Third-Year Chinese I
      2. Third-Year Chinese II. One (1) course:
        • EALC-C 302 Third-Year Chinese II
      3. Fourth-Year Chinese I. One (1) course:
        • EALC-C 401 Fourth-Year Chinese I
      4. Fourth-Year Chinese II. One (1) course:
        • 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, each to be taken concurrently with EALC-C 457 or EALC-C 467:
      • EALC Courses
        • EALC-E 300
        • 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
        • EALC-E 374 Early Chinese Philosophy
        • EALC-E 390 Contemporary Chinese Politics
        • EALC-E 391
        • 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:
      • History, Literature, and Culture
        • 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
        • 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
        • 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
        • EALC-E 374 Early Chinese Philosophy
        • 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
        • 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
        • 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
        • EALC-E 392 Chinese Foreign Policy
        • EALC-E 393 China's Political Economy
        • 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
        • 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
        • 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
  3. Capstone Year. One (1) of the following for at least eight (8) credit hours:
    1. Overseas Study at Nanjing University.
      1. Core Courses. Three (3) courses:
        • EALC-C 433 Foreign Study in Chinese, Fourth Year
        • EALC-C 450 Chinese Writing and Rhetoric
        • EALC-C 496 Flagship Overseas Study in China
      2. Internship. One (1) course:
        • EALC-C 498 Flagship Overseas Internship in China
    2. Overseas Study at National Taiwan University.
      1. Core Courses. Three (3) courses:
        • EALC-C 433 Foreign Study in Chinese, Fourth Year
        • EALC-C 450 Chinese Writing and Rhetoric
        • EALC-C 496 Flagship Overseas Study in China
      2. Internship. One (1) course:
        • EALC-C 498 Flagship Overseas Internship in China
  4. Certificate GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. Certificate GPA. 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.
    2. Certificate Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the certificate.
    3. Certificate Upper Division Credit Hours. At least 9 credit hours in the certificate must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    4. Certificate Residency. 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.

Certificate Area Courses

Unless otherwise noted below, the following courses are considered in the academic program and will count toward academic program requirements as appropriate:

  • Any course at the 100–499 level with the EALC subject area prefix—as well as any other subject areas that are deemed functionally equivalent
  • Any course contained on the course lists for the academic program requirements at the time the course is taken—as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent—except for those listed only under Addenda Requirements
  • Any course directed to a non-Addenda requirement through an approved exception
Exclusions

The following courses cannot be applied toward certificate requirements:

  • EALC-C 101 Elementary Chinese I
  • EALC-C 102 Elementary Chinese II
  • EALC-J 101 Elementary Japanese I
  • EALC-J 102 Elementary Japanese II
  • EALC-K 101 Elementary Korean I
  • EALC-K 102 Elementary Korean II
  • EALC-C 201 Second-Year Chinese I
  • EALC-C 202 Second-Year Chinese II
  • EALC-J 201 Second-Year Japanese I
  • EALC-J 202 Second-Year Japanese II
  • EALC-K 201 Second-Year Korean I
  • EALC-K 202 Second-Year Korean II
  • EALC-E 496 Foreign Study (East Asian Exchange Programs)

This program of study cannot be combined with the following:

  • Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Language and Culture (EALCBA1)
  • Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies (EASTBA1)
  • Minor in East Asian Languages (EALANMIN)
  • Minor in East Asian Studies (EASTMIN)

Exceptions to and substitutions for certificate requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.