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MIT Global Studies and Languages offers Minors and Concentrations in Chinese.

Advisor:  Haohsiang Liao   (Click to email)
In light of the importance of languages in today’s international world of science and engineering, the HASS Minor gives undergraduates a unique opportunity to combine a degree in science or engineering with a Minor in Chinese. The Minor in Chinese leads students who have already reached an intermediate level of proficiency (third semester or above) into a more advanced study of the language, literature, and culture. A minor in Chinese consists of six subjects arranged in 3 tiers typically each of which has to be represented in the minor. Please note that Chinese I & II do not count towards the Minor.


Advisor:  Haohsiang Liao   (Click to email)
There are several concentration options, depending on whether your focus is language or literature and culture. A language concentration consists of 3 or 4 language classes, depending on your incoming language competence. An upper level concentration may include 3rd or 4th semester language plus upper level classes taught in the language. Classes offered in English may be applied towards fulfilling certain concentration requirements; please see the concentration advisor for approval.

For the online HASS Concentration Form, click through to



Asian and Asian Diaspora Studies

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