Foreign Language: Chinese Major Foreign Language: Chinese Major Chinese language majors will follow a track of courses designed to develop their Chinese language proficiency and cultural understanding. Breadcrumb foreign language chinese major Majors-and-Minors-left MENU Explore Academic Majors and Minors Academic Majors American Politics Major Applied Statistics and Data Sciences Major Chemical Engineering Major Chemistry Major Civil Engineering Major Computer Science Major Cyber Science Major Defense and Strategic Studies Major Economics Major Electrical Engineering Major Engineering Management Major Engineering Psychology Major English Major Environmental Engineering Major Environmental Science Major Foreign Area Studies: Africa Major Foreign Area Studies: East Asia Major Foreign Area Studies: Eurasia Major Foreign Area Studies: Europe Major Foreign Area Studies: Latin America Major Foreign Area Studies: Middle East Major Foreign Language: Arabic Major Foreign Language: Chinese Major Foreign Language: French Major Foreign Language: German Major Foreign Language: Persian Major Foreign Language: Portuguese Major Foreign Language: Russian Major Foreign Language: Spanish Major Geography Major Geospatial Information Science Major History Major International Affairs Major Kinesiology Major Law and Legal Studies Major Life Science Major Management Major Mathematical Sciences Major Mechanical Engineering Major Nuclear Engineering Major Operations Research Major Philosophy Major Physics Major Sociology Major Space Science Major Systems & Decision Sciences Major Systems Engineering Major Academic Minors Aeronautical Engineering Minor America in the World Minor American Foundations Minor Applied Statistics Minor Cyber Security Minor Diversity and Inclusion Studies Minor Engineering Management Minor General History Minor Geography Minor Grand Strategy Minor Network Science Minor Nuclear Science Minor Photonics Minor Regional Studies Minor Robotics Minor Space Science Minor Systems Engineering Minor Terrorism Studies Minor War Technology and Society Minor Guidance on Choosing an Academic Major Overview Courses Enrichment The Chinese major, Department of Foreign Languages at West Point offers cadets of all language ability the opportunity to improve their language skills and regional knowledge. The program is designed to develop those just starting to study Chinese and those with previous experience. These courses will focus on language, culture, and Chinese life. Cadets also have the opportunity for academic travel to Chinese-speaking areas such as Taiwan, Singapore, and China. Class material will focus on functional language. At the advanced level, Cadets will focus on real-world news and documents. Majors who go abroad and work hard through the full complement of courses can expect an Interagency Language Roundtable scale of 2/2 (limited working proficiency), on the way to 3/3 (professional working proficiency.) Cadets can choose a Chinese language major or can combine Chinese and another language with a dual language major. Each of these options can be taken as an honors program. Language majors also work well as part of a double major with another department. To learn more about this area of study, visit the Department of Foreign Languages. Required Courses LN380 NATURE OF MODERN LANGUAGES Sample Electives LC371 INTENSIVE INTERMEDIATE CHINESE LC372 CHINESE FOR ORAL & WRIT COMM LC470 SPECIAL TOPIC IN CHINESE LC475 CHINESE RDG/WRTG THRU MEDIA LC476 MILITARY SPKG/RDG - CHINESE LC483 CHINESE CIVILIZATION I LC485 CHINESE LITERATURE I LN440C CHINESE IN CULTURAL CONTEXT LN488 ADV IND STUDY-FOREIGN LANGS LN491 SEM ABROAD: ADV LANG & CULT I This major offers an honors track. To learn more, view the full Foreign Language - Chinese Major Curriculum. Cadets can experience the Chinese language and culture through films, cuisine, or trip sections in the Chinese Forum. Cadets can also apply to spend a semester abroad in Taiwan, at either Fu Jen University or National Tsinghua University or experience a summer Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) program, USMA-run academic enrichment experience, in places in Chinese-speaking areas such as Taiwan, Singapore, and China. Cadets may also apply to attend the Taiwanese version of Airborne School through the Military Individual Advanced Development (MIAD) Program. To learn more about enrichment for this area of study, visit the Department of Foreign Languages or the Center for Languages, Cultures, and Regional Studies.