Minor in Chinese Studies


Ever since China opened to the outside world in 1979, China’s international presence has become very prominent.  For the Philippines, centuries-old cultural, economic and political ties with China have increased many times over.  This development has aroused much interest in learning about China.  Knowledge of China’s history, culture, people, language, as well as its political and economic systems will help the Philippines in strengthening its ties with China, a close neighbor fast becoming a superpower.  The Minor in Chinese Studies offers students keys opportunities unleashed by China’s economic growth through instruction and courses on Chinese history, politics, economics, society, culture, and many more, opening graduates to wider options related to business, foreign service, and research.
·    To equip students with Chinese language skills.
·    To provide students with a holistic and critical appreciation of China.
·    To provide students with tools for engaging China on different levels and areas.
·    To prepare students for further work in Chinese Studies, whether it be language or disciplinal.
Why Minor in Chinese Studies?
·    Develop proficiency to speak and understand the Chinese language
·    Deepen one’s understanding of the Chinese culture
·    Chinese is one of the most spoken languages in the world
·    Having the ability to speak and understand the Chinese language makes one a marketable candidate in a variety of professional fields, from politics, finance, banking to culture, arts and history
What are the career options for its graduates?
·    Government: diplomat, consular service, immigration office, interpreter, Public Liaison Officer, Legal Aid Worker, Social Worker
·    Research: Cultural Artifact Specialist, Historian, Political Analyst, Social Science Analyst, Government Research Analyst
Applying a CSP Minor Program
Application Deadlines:

Non-graduating Anytime
(While students may submit applications for minors/specializations anytime, processing of these applications will not be done during the period of online enlistment and load revision.)
Graduating students
April 30
(If the above dates fall on a Sunday or holiday, the deadline is automatically moved to the next working day.)

Application Online Form:
·      Go to the following URL to access the Application for Minor/Specialization Form: https://forms.gle/j81Kg9kH9QH8Ah3RA

  • Please note that only students using their @obf.ateneo.edu email address will be able to access the form.

·      Students are requested to submit an online supporting documents for the Minor in Chinese Studies at https://forms.gle/yaGyQFa34R1FdGC1A. Make sure to submit complete requirements.
·      Regularly update the CSP for any subject/s taken for credit to his/her Minor requirements.
·      The student provides a copy of the Program of Study to his/her home department/program.  The student’s home department/program is responsible for incorporating the requirements of the Minor in the student’s Individual Program of Study (IPS)
Eligibility and Application
The Minor in Chinese Studies is open to all Loyola Schools undergraduate students, except those pursuing AB Chinese Studies, and students with double-major/degree status in the Chinese Studies Program (CSP). Graduating seniors who wish to be admitted into the program must apply on the first semester of their senior year.
For a student to complete the Minor program, the student must pass each of the required courses under the Minor program.  All required minor courses must be completed by the time the student completes his/her major program.  A student may not enroll for an additional academic term to complete his/her Minor after he/she has already graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University.
A certificate is awarded to student who have successfully completed the required Chinese Studies courses.  The student’s transcript of records indicates the Minor in Chinese Studies in addition to his/her major field of concentration.
Course Requirements
Students in the minor program are required to enroll in two Mandarin courses and three Chinese Studies Electives. To earn a Minor, students must enroll and pass 15 units under the program. Only up to a maximum of nine units of Chinese Mandarin courses are allowed.
A program leading to a Minor requires between 12 and 18 units in the field of minor study, provided no more than 6 units are within the student’s regular program of study (i.e., the core and major curricula).  At least 12 units leading to the Minor must be completed in residence at the ADMU Loyola Schools.  These 12 units are inclusive of the 6 units that may be taken from the student’s regular program of study. 
Double counting of courses between two Minors is not allowed (i.e., a required/elective course for one Minor).  In the event that the same course is required by a student’s second Minor Program, the student must take an additional course to replace that required course.
For majors that have a requirement of more than 6 credit units and chose Chinese Language as their FLC, only a total of 6 units of Chinese language courses may be credited towards a Minor.
All students intending to minor must inform their respective home departments and accomplish the required forms.

6 units
CSP 11 Chinese Mandarin and Culture 1 (3 units)
CSP 12 Chinese Mandarin and Culture 2 (3 units)
CSP 13 Intermediate Chinese 1 (3 units)
CSP 14 Intermediate Chinese 2 (3 units)
CSP 15 Intermediate Chinese 3 (3 units)
CSP 16 Practical Chinese for Business (3 units)
CSP 17 Classical Chinese (3 units)
CSP 20 Chinese Philosophy in Chinese (3 units)
9 units
CSP 18 Hokkien 1 (3 units)
CSP 19 Hokkien 2 (3 units)
CSP 31 Modern Chinese Economy (3 units)
CSP 32 Government and Politics of China (3 units)
CSP 33 China’s Foreign Policy (3 units)
CSP 34 China-Japan Relations (3 units)
CSP 35 Introduction to Chinese Society (3 units)
CSP 36 Food and Chinese Culture (3 units)
CSP 37 Contemporary History of Conflicts in East Asia (3 units)
CSP 37.13 Chinese Diaspora in Southeast Asia: History, Culture, and Identity (3 units)
CSP 40 Chinese Philosophy (3 units)
CSP 40.13 Modern Chinese Philosophy (3 units)
CSP 41 Introduction to Chinese Literature (3 units)
CSP 50 Doing Business in China (3 units)
CSP 55 History and Culture in Chinese Films (3 units)
CSP 56 Mass Media in China (3 units)
CSP 57 Cross Cultural Communication in a Chinese Context (3 units)
CSP 60 Traditional Chinese Medicine  (3 units)
CSP 60.13 Mind-Body Health in Chinese Medicine (3 units)
CSP 60.14 Gender and Sexuality in Chinese Medicine (3 units)
CSP 61 Science and Technology in China (3 units)
CSP 61i Interdisciplinary Elective (IE):  Science and Technology in China (3 units)
CSP 70 Chinese Painting (3 units)
CSP 70.13 Basic Chinese Calligraphy (3 units)
CSP 71 Chinese Art and Society (3 units)
CSP 71i Interdisciplinary Elective (IE):  Chinese Art and Society (3 units)
CSP 72 Chinese Landscape Painting (3 units)
CSP 73 Contemporary Chinese Art: An Introduction (3 units)
CSP 80 The Ethnic Chinese in Philippine Life (3 units)
CSP 90 History of China (3 units)
CSP 90.15 History of China” Late Ch’ing to early 21st Century (3 units)
CSP 192 Research Methods (3 units)
CSP 199 Research in Chinese Studies (3 units)

Please check with the Chinese Studies Program for its updated course offerings and Interdisciplinary Electives (IE).
Contact Information
Ateneo de Manila University
Chinese Studies Program
School of Social Sciences, Loyola Schools
Room 200, 2/F, Ricardo and Dr. Rosita Leong Hall
Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108
Phone:    (632) 84266001 locals 5208, 5280
DL/Fax    (632) 89265118
Mobile:   (63)   9150848173
Email:     chinesestudies.soss@ateneo.edu
Website: http://ateneo.edu/ls/soss/chinese-studies
Facebook:    https://www.facebook.com/AteneoChineseStudies
Twitter:   http://twitter.com/ateneo_csp
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