Undergraduate Program


Students who choose Chinese to fulfill the language requirement must complete CHI 2220 or the equivalent. All students graduating from the College of Arts and Sciences must fulfill this requirement; selected majors in other colleges may also have a language requirement. Students who enter the university with no previous Chinese fulfill the requirement by completing CHI 1120-1121 and 2220. Each course carries 4 credit hours for a total of 12 hours for the entire sequence.


A student who has taken any college-level Chinese at another institution must continue the sequence at Florida State University at the nearest equivalent level through CHI 2220 in order to fulfill the language requirement.
After one year or less of Chinese in high school, the student is advised to enter CHI 1120. After two years of study, the student is advised to enter CHI 1121. After completing three years, the student may take a course at the 2000 level or above. If the student received a grade of "C" or below in the last high school course of if the last course was two or more years ago, the student is advised to begin the sequence one level lower.

Note: Native speakers may be exempt from the language requirement. However, no university credit is awarded for courses exempted by this method. Contact Mary LePoer at (850) 644-2606 for more information.


Twelve (12) semester hours in courses numbered above 1999 are required for the Chinese minor. Credit earned in meeting the foreign language requirement for graduation may not be used in satisfying the minor.



Thirty (30) semester hours numbered above 2220 are required, including a minimum of six (6) semester hours at the 4000-level.A maximum of nine (9) semester hours from CHT 3000-level courses in Chinese culture and literature may count toward the 30 semester hour requirement. A minor of the student's choice is required with the Chinese major.Download the Academic Map.

(2) Co-Major in Chinese and Japanese

Fifteen (15) semester hours in Chinese language courses and fifteen (15) semester hours in Japanese language courses all numbered above 2220, plus twelve (12) semester hours of CHT/JPT 3000-level courses in culture and literature. Of the combined thirty (30) Chinese/Japanese language coursework, at least six (6) semester hours must be taken from two 4000-level courses in one language and three (3) semester hours from a 4000-level course in the other language. The student should consult with the Chinese and Japanese advisors to select appropriate courses. No minor is required with the co-major program.Download the Academic Map.

(3) Major in Chinese with Business Concentration

A major in Chinese with a concentration in Business may be selected. The program consists of eighteen (18) semester hours of Chinese language courses beyond the A & S language requirement, plus a total of twenty-seven (27) hours in the business components (at least 12 hours of core courses and 9 hours in a specialized track from designated courses in the College of Business; a maximum of 6 hours of CHI 3000-level courses in Business Chinese may count toward the 27 business components requirement). The student should consult with an advisor to select courses. No minor is required.Download the Academic Map.


language courses
  • CHI 1120 Elementary Chinese I
  • CHI 1121 Elementary Chinese II
  • CHI 2220 Intermediate Chinese
  • CHI 3240 Reading and Conversation
  • CHI 3404 Chinese Calligraphy and Poetry
  • CHI 3420 Chinese Grammar and Composition
  • CHI 3440r Business Chinese I
  • CHI 3440r Business Chinese II
  • CHI 3501 Readings in Short Stories and Essays
  • CHI 4410 Advanced Chinese I
  • CHI 4411 Advanced Chinese II
  • CHI 4503 Readings in Chinese History
  • CHI 4905r Directed Individual Studies
  • CHI 4930r Special Topics
Literature and culture courses in English translation
  • CHT 3391r Chinese Cinema
  • CHT 3930r Modern Chinese Literature in Translation
  • CHT 3123rPre-Modern Chinese literature in Translation
Business Courses for Chinese major with business concentration
Core Courses:

ECO 2013 - Economics of the National Economy (Prerequisite - none)
ECO 2023 - Economics of the Price System (Prerequisite - none)
ACG 2021 - Introduction to Financial Accounting (Prerequisite - none)
ACG 2071 - Introduction of Managerial Accounting (Prerequisites - ACG 2021 with grade of C- or more)
MAN 3600 - Multinational Business Operations (Prerequisites ECO 2013, ECO 2023)
Plus one of the 3 following specialized tracks:


FIN 3403 Financial Management of the Firm (Prerequisites - ECO 2023, ACG 2021)
FIN 3244 Financial Markets, Institutions, and International Finance (Prerequisites - ECO 2013, ACG 2021)
FIN 4604 Multinational Finance Management (Prerequisites - FIN 3403, FIN 3244)
Plus one of the following (3 cr): MAN 4605,orMAN 4631,oran advanced Finance course (3000-4000 level)


MAR 3023 Basic Marketing Concepts (Prerequisites - ECO 2023, one behavioral science)
MAR 4156 Multinational Marketing (Prerequisites - MAR 3023, MAN 3600)
Plus two of the following (6 cr): MAN 4605,orMAN 4631,oran advanced marketing course (3000-4000 level)


MAN 3240 Organizational Behaviors
MAN 4605 Cross-Cultural Management (Prerequisite - MAN 3240)
Plus two additional advanced Management courses (3000-4000 level)

Total Business component: 27 semester hours (may include 6 hours in Business Chinese)


Students wishing to strengthen their Chinese language skills are strongly encouraged to participate in the six-week FSU Summer Study-Abroad Program in Tianjin, China. Courses in Chinese language (at all levels), culture, and business, are offered. Participants can earn up to ten (10) undergraduate credits. For more information, visit the Program’s Website, or contact Dr. Lan at (850) 644-8389, or room 334 Diffenbaugh Building.

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