Study Chinese at the University of Alabama – with a vast selection of courses, dedicated full-time faculty and students from all corners of the country and globe, your experience in Alabama promises to be the experience of a lifetime.
Founded in 1965, the Chinese Program at the University of Alabama provides a minor program at the undergraduate level. The minor electives are taught in both Chinese and English which provide insight into one of the world’s oldest civilizations and inspire the student to view the modern world from alternative perspectives. Courses on Chinese languages fulfill the needs of language learners for fluent communication. Those courses on Chinese culture, traditional and modern literature, food, films and heritage, taught in English, reflect the dynamic transformations of contemporary Chinese society and culture.
To prepare students as fully as possible for future challenges, the Chinese Program balances traditional academic offerings with advanced practical courses for conversation and composition including topics such as business Chinese, media Chinese and web Chinese, which equip students with career-related language skills. Exchange Chinese study abroad programs are also offered through Capstone International Center. The variety of cultural activities and events are also organized by the Chinese Program and Chinese Cultural Club at UA.