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Culturally, socially, and politically Chinese is a language of global significance. Countless works of philosophy, literature, science, health, law, art, history, religion, and political science have been written in this language over four thousand years of history. Chinese and English share the distinction of being the world's most widely spoken languages.

Students may take individual courses in the subject, or petition to do a special major in Chinese. Majors must consult with faculty advisers to plan an individually-tailored program.

You can minor in this subject.

For more information, see the Asian Languages & Literatures site.