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Degree Information

  • The Chinese language is offered at the elementary and intermediate levels (Chinese 101, 102, 201, and 202) when there is sufficient demand. 
  • Asian Studies is offered as a major and minor in the International Studies Department. Chinese is one of the three areas of focus that compliment that major/minor. Students interested in the Chinese language are encouraged to consider a major and minor in Asian Studies offered through Gonzaga's International Studies Department.

You can study the Chinese language during your time at Gonzaga in one the following ways

  • Stay on the Gonzaga campus and participate via synchronous Zoom and practice of all modes of communication (interpersonal, presentational, interpretive) with a Whitworth Chinese Professor. This course is NOT an online, self-paced course.
  • OR travel to Whitworth University's campus in North Spokane and take the course in that classroom.
  • Several caveats:
    • Fill in this form and email to to register for the course.
    • A student must be enrolled at Gonzaga as a matriculated full-time undergraduate student.
    • Students cannot exceed the maximum number of credits allowed under the flat tuition rate of their home institution (18 credits) when all credits are combined.
    • The courses will be recorded on transcripts at both institutions.
    • There will be no additional tuition cost to cross-registered students.
    • Contact the Modern Languages & Literature Department Chair by email if you have questions.

Study Away

Study Abroad: In addition to our Chinese classes, Gonzaga students can also study Chinese for the semester while being immersed in Chinese culture via two programs in Beijing and Shanghai. A summer opportunity is also available via the Gonzaga in China program. Visit the Study Abroad office in Hemmingson, first floor, for more information.

Summer option: Via an intensive, beginning to advanced Chinese language program in the United States, such as the 8-week Middlebury Summer Language School

Scholarship Opportunities

Many government and private agencies offer scholarships to students studying Chinese. Opportunities include:

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Spokane, WA 99258