Bachelor of Arts


Bachelor of Arts (Chinese Studies)

BA (Chinese Studies) Structure

Sheridan College's Bachelor of Arts (Chinese Studies) program is a three-year undergraduate program for students interested in preparing for employment in industry as a China specialist, or as a pathway towards postgraduate research in Chinese Studies.

The BA (Chinese Studies) comprises 6 core Chinese language units and 4 elective units specific to the Chinese Studies discipline, 3 research-oriented units, 3 core Christian Studies units, and electives chosen from other academic disciplines.

Each unit is worth 3 credit points, with the exception of the Research Project with is worth 6 credit points, for a total of 72 credit points. Click here to download the Course Guide for the BA (Chinese Studies).

Units in the BA (Chinese Studies) major include:


Chinese Studies Core (6 units)

  • Introductory Chinese 1
  • Introductory Chinese 2
  • Elementary Chinese 1
  • Elementary Chinese 2
  • Intermediate Chinese 1
  • Intermediate Chinese 2
  • Advanced Chinese 1 *
  • Advanced Chinese 2 *

* WACE  Chinese students start with Elementary Chinese 1 & 2 and take Advanced Chinese 1 & 2 in their 3rd year.


Chinese Studies Electives (choose 4 units)

  • Advanced Chinese: Writing
  • Advanced Chinese: Teaching and Pedagogy
  • Understanding Contemporary China
  • Dreamers, Dissidents and Dissolutes: Poets of Dynastic China
  • A Hundred Schools of Thought
  • Lu Xun and Modern Chinese Literature of the May 4th Era
  • Chinese Diaspora in Modern World History
  • History of Buddhism
  • World War II in Asia


Research Core (3 units)

  • RS191 Academic and Professional Communication
  • RS292 Research Methods
  • RS393 Research Project (Chinese Studies)


Common Core (3 units)

  • Introduction to Christianity
  • Survey of the Bible
  • Christianity as a Worldview


General Electives (choose 7 units)

  • Choose from selected units within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, or from another faculty.
  • All units available in Sheridan courses are listed in the Unit List


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