Conc/CUGS in Chinese

Conc/CUGS in Chinese

Concentration/CUGS in Chinese

Harold Thompson
Academic Advisor
Contact the Academic Advisor via e-mail with any questions about the program. 

The Modern Languages & Linguistics Major Concentration / Certificate of Undergraduate Study (CUGS) in Chinese (12 s.h.) recognizes students’ completion of 12 s.h. in Chinese, which corresponds to Intermediate-level proficiency in the language.  Intermediate-level proficiency in a world language is a valuable credential, as it represents the ability to live independently in a country where the target language is spoken.  In general, according to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), Intermediate-level speakers are able to create with the language, combining and recombining learned material to provide personal information, speak in sentences on a variety of familiar topics, ask questions, and initiate, sustain and conclude a simple social or transactional task. 

For students with the Major in Modern Languages & Linguistics (MLL), this credential is referred to as a Concentration; for non-MLL majors, this credential is referred to as a Certificate (CUGS).  This Concentration in Chinese may be declared in the Department of World Languages, Oak Hall 107 or by contacting the University Advising Center, Savitz Hall, Suite 323 (856.256.4459 /

The requirements include the following four, 3 s.h. courses: 

CHIN 07.101  Elementary Chinese I 
CHIN 07.102  Elementary Chinese II
CHIN 07.201  Intermediate Chinese I
CHIN 07.211  Intermediate Chinese II

Students may satisfy program requirements through coursework completed at Rowan University, transfer credits obtained from coursework at other institutions, credits obtained through Advanced Placement (up to 9 s.h. are accepted at Rowan), and study abroad.  Credits obtained from higher level coursework in Chinese may also be transferred in to substitute for any of the four courses listed above.

A placement interview is strongly recommended for students with existing proficiency in Chinese. For placement interview information, please contact Dr. Haidong Liu at; students may earn the credits for any courses skipped via the Authorization for Credit by Examination Process and these credits also count toward the program. All courses must be passed with a letter grade of "C-" or better and no courses may be taken P/NC. Students planning to Study Abroad must meet with the Advisor in order to determine course equivalents.