More people in the world speak Chinese than any other language.
As world's economy and political order becomes increasingly integrated. China and the U.S. share more common economic and political interests.
For the U.S., Chinese is a "critical-need language." It is crucial to maintaining the interests of peace and prosperity both here and abroad.
China and its Sinophone communities around the world are also home to one of the longest continuing civilizations. The sense of cultural identity is unbroken despite periods of war, foreign conquest and turmoil. This makes China an entryway to one of humanity's richest troves of cultural, literary and philosophical ideas, artifacts and debates.
We offer courses in all levels of Chinese language, history, culture and civilization. If you want to immerse yourself in the study of China, you can major or minor in Chinese Studies.