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Undergraduate Research

Every year, students of Chinese Major have the opportunity to collaborate with Chinese Studies Faculty to conduct undergraduate research on topics of their own interests. The researches completed in past years were related to Chinese culture, society, fashion, media, film, and so forth. Students can do their research in two ways. One is through the Advanced Seminar in Chinese, and the other is through Honors Thesis.

Advanced Seminar and Major Forum

Chinese Majors usually take the capstone course CHIN 428 Advanced Seminar in Chinese in their junior or senior year in the fall semester, learn interesting topics related to Chinese studies and research skills, and write a research paper. After that, they present their research outcomes on the Chinese Major Forum which is a highlighted academic event of Chinese Studies Program. To view research talks and past Major Forum schedules, navigate the menu on the left column under the Undergraduate Research section.

Honors Thesis

The Honors Program in Chinese Studies is a year-long research project under the direction of a thesis advisor. To read more about the program, refer to Honors on the left column under the Undergraduate Research section.