CHNS 3301, CHNS 3302 are restricted to nonheritage learners of Chinese only. CHNS 3303 and 4304 are designed for heritage learners (heritage learners are students who grow up speaking Chinese at home). Students who have not taken their first three semesters of Chinese at the University of Houston (including those with two or more years of high school Chinese) must take a placement examination and see a department advisor before enrolling in Chinese courses. Credit may be awarded by examination for courses at the 2000- and 3000-level.
Chinese studies majors must earn at least a 2.00 grade point average in all Chinese courses counting toward the major and attempted at the University of Houston. A minimum of 12 semester hours of advanced Chinese courses must be taken in residence. Some of the above requirements may be satisfied by courses from the department’s program in Beijing. Students majoring in Chinese Studies are encouraged to seek advice concerning their degree objectives from the department’s undergraduate advisor.