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There are plenty of opportunities to study Chinese language and culture at Birmingham-Southern

  • With a full-time professor of Chinese on our faculty, BSC offers Mandarin-language classes from CHN101, an introduction designed for students with no prior knowledge, through the continuation CHN102; CHN220 and 221, Intermediate Chinese and its continuation, and CHN270, Conversational Chinese, which emphasizes oral proficiency and cultural awareness.

  • Combine your language study with a major or minor in Asian Studies, an interdisciplinary major that emphasizes the changing traditions of Asia—including i’s incredible economic growth—contemporary issues faced by Asian nations, and their relations with western nations. Or take history courses on ancient or modern China, philosophy courses on Confucianism and Daoism, or an economics class that follows products from Chinese factories to the shelves of Wal-Mart. 

  • Enjoy a growing Chinese cultural community on campus and in the Birmingham area. BSC’s popular student group, Love Asia, hosts a Chinese New Year celebration each year, as well as other cultural events.