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Degree Information

  • The Chinese language is offered at the elementary and intermediate levels (Chinese 101, 102, 201, and 202). 
  • 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 Dr. Christina Isabelli, 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 optionVia 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:

Fall 2021 class times:

  • Chinese 101 Elementary Chinese I (Remote/Synchronous) MWF 9:05-10:15am
  • Chinese 201 Intermediate Chinese I (Remote/Synchronous) MWF 10:25-11:35am


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502 E. Boone Ave., AD 44
Spokane, WA 99258
(509) 313-6783