2013-14 Pomona College Catalog 
    Apr 20, 2018  
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Chinese Major

Requirements for the Major in Chinese or Japanese


Study abroad. All majors are required to participate in a study-abroad program endorsed by this department. Chinese majors must attend either the Associated Colleges in China program in Beijing or the C. V. Starr-Middlebury Schools Abroad program in Hangzhou. Japanese majors must attend the International Christian University program in Tokyo or the Associated Kyoto program at Doshisha University in Kyoto. If a student is unable to attend an existing Pomona-endorsed program, participation in certain other programs may be permitted upon consultation with the faculty and approval by the Study Abroad Committee.

Courses. All courses for the major must be taken for a letter grade.

Oldenborg.  All majors are encouraged to reside in Oldenborg Center for at least one year.


Students must declare a major in Chinese no later than June 1 of their junior year.

  1. Eight upper-division courses, including CHIN 111A PO , CHIN 111B PO , CHIN 125 PO , CHIN 127 PO , CHIN 131 PO  and CHIN 145 PO ; either CHNT 164 PO  or CHNT 166 PO ; and either CHNT 167 PO  or CHNT 168 PO 
  2. Senior Project (CHIN 192A PO , CHIN 192B PO ), guided research on selected topics in each semester of the final year