Department of Asian Languages and Cultures

College of Letters & Science

Undergraduate Major in Chinese

UW-Madison students at the 2016 Beijing Chinese Speech Contest at Peking University in July, 2016.
UW-Madison students at the 2016 Beijing Chinese Speech Contest at Peking University in July, 2016.

 

The Chinese program offers students a range of courses and activities which impart an understanding of the culture and civilization of China. With the completion of three basic years of the language, students will be prepared to handle various types of colloquial Chinese. Most of our majors pursue advanced studies in Chinese linguistics or literature, while others combine an interest in China with a degree in business, education, engineering or journalism.

Declaring the Major

Students may declare the major at any time during their undergraduate career and their study of Chinese. Make an appointment with the Undergraduate Advisor

Rachel Weiss
Office: 1244 Van Hise Hall
E-mail: rweiss@wisc.edu

Schedule an advising apointment with Rachel via Scheduling Assistant.

Majors are urged to begin coursework early, ideally in the freshman or sophomore year. If, however, this is not possible, summer courses at UW-Madison or elsewhere are available which speed the student's progress. Those who have Chinese credits from high school or summer sessions may enter advanced courses on the basis of placement tests.

Placement into Chinese Language classes at UW Madison.

 

Other certificate programs at UW-Madison

Undergraduate Certificate in East Asian Studies (Center for East Asian Studies)

World Language Education Certiticate program in Chinese (School of Education)