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The following are guidelines for students and advisors as approved by the Center of Asian Studies.

NOTE: For the most current listing of courses, please contact the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations

To enter the certificate the student:

  • must be an undergraduate degree student enrolled in the College of Engineering & Applied Science
  • be in good standing with a 2.75 GPA or higher
  • submit an “addition of certificate program” adding the certificate
    (forms may be obtained from the director of international programs in the Engineering Dean’s Office)

Chinese Requirements (5 courses/16-23 hours)

     Language Courses (3 courses/9-15 hours)

  • Three college level ( 9-15 hours) of Chinese language courses take at a level commensurate with the student’s ability
  • Placement in language courses will be determined by the undergraduate advisor for Chinese based on placement testing, personal interview and/or examination of transcripts. For example, a beginning student with no Chinese language instruction might take CHIN 1010, 1020.2110 ( 15 hours) but a student with several years of high school Chinese might take CHIN 2120, CHIN 3110, CHIN 3120 ( 15 hours).
  • Courses that repeat a student’s prior knowledge of Chinese will not apply to this certificate.

     Chinese Literature/Culture (2 courses/7-8 hours)

  • Students should take CHIN 1012 Intro to Chinese Civilization, plus one additional course in Chinese literature or culture. The latter may include courses taught in English.
    Note: The Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations is undergoing a curriculum revision process, which means students may need to substitute courses. Contact the department for more information.
  • Study Abroad: Chinese credits earned at a CU-approved program in a Chinese speaking country can be accepted as Chinese courses for language or culture credit with approval from the Chinese advisor. For more information, please visit the CU Study Abroad Programs Office.
  • Transfer Credit: No more than 9 hours of transfer credit or 6 credits of AP credit may be applied towards certificate requirements. GEEN 3930 Internship: is open to students of the certificate program who have junior or senior standing and completed CHIN 2120 with a B- or better.  This may be applied toward 3 hours of either language or culture credit.  See Asian Languages and Civilizations department for advising.

Certificate Advising

  • In Engineering: Karey Sabol, 303-492-9571
  • In Chinese: Please contact East Asian Languages & Civilizations (HUMN 240)

Upon Completion of Requirements

Students should contact the Director of International Programs in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, Karey Sabol, to verify completion of all requirements for the Certificate. Once complete, verification will be sent to the Registrar’s Office for inclusion on the official transcript.

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