Since Chinese is such an important language in Asia and on both sides of the Pacific, some students may be interested in taking six courses beyond the core requirement to earn a Chinese minor which can then be combined with their major area of study in any of the five areas of the University: Business, Science, Social Science, Education, or the Humanities. Generally students will divide their six courses equally between language, culture, and literature offerings to supplement the knowledge of their major area of study.
Students who minor in the department of Modern Languages and Literatures and study abroad must take half of their course requirements for the minor at Loyola. Upon their return from study abroad, all students must take one 300-level course in the language of study at Loyola. The six courses required for the Chinese minor are as follows:
- Two 200- or 300-level CI courses
- Two 300-level CI courses
- One 200 CI course, one 300 CI course, or one ML course
- One China-related ML 300-level course