Mandarin Chinese Minor

Students minoring in Mandarin Chinese will take a minimum of six courses numbered MAND 1501 and higher, to be selected in consultation with the assigned departmental Mandarin Chinese minor adviser. These courses normally include:

Course Title Credits
MAND 1501Intermediate Mandarin I3
MAND 1502Intermediate Mandarin II3
MAND 2001Mandarin Language and Literature3
MAND 2500Approaches to Literature4
Two MAND electives 1, 28

It is required that students take at least 6 Mandarin courses. Students who place out of MAND 1501, MAND 1502, or MAND 2001 will replace them with 2000- or 3000-level elective courses.

All courses counting towards the core language requirement and the major or the minor in a modern foreign language, literature and culture must be taken for credit and a letter grade. When AP or IB credits are awarded as equivalent to the 1502 level in a language, these credits will be applied toward the core language requirement and, as elective credits, toward graduation, but they will not be applied toward the major or the minor in that language.

Study Abroad

Students interested in the Mandarin Chinese minor are highly recommended to study in China or another Chinese-speaking country. Students are encouraged to study abroad during the summer, for a semester, or a year to either fulfill some of the required core courses or take upper-level electives. A maximum of two courses for the Mandarin Chinese minor may be taken abroad. Students who opt to apply study abroad credits toward their minor must have these courses approved by the Mandarin Chinese minor adviser prior to their going abroad.


The minor in Mandarin Chinese is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill and Fordham College at Lincoln Center. Students in Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies may minor in Mandarin Chinese only if their schedules are sufficiently flexible to permit them to take day courses at the Rose Hill or Lincoln Center campuses.