Learning Outcomes | Chinese

After Pacific | Our graduates are Fulbright Scholars, graduate students, and international English teachers. Students can pair a minor in Chinese with a wide variety of careers, such as international affairs, business, tourism education and more. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, employees with foreign language skills can expect a labor market for translators and interpreters that will grow much faster than other areas of employment.

Program Purpose

The Department of World Languages and Literatures seeks to provide the general student with awareness of and sensitivity toward the cultural and linguistic diversity of an increasingly interconnected world. For students specializing in language study, the Modern Languages curriculum teaches proficiency in speaking, writing, reading, and comprehending a modern language. Majors spend a semester or a year in study abroad. The curriculum is designed to ensure mastery of the languages studied through intensive conversational training.