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BA World Languages & Literatures: Chinese

Students of Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Modern Greek, Norwegian, Persian (Farsi), Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Swedish, or Turkish and Vietnamese should contact the department for individual testing. The World Languages & Literatures: Chinese program is offered at Portland State University.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, April, September
Tuition Fee: $29,706 per year
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States) / Blended

The Department of World Languages and Literatures offers undergraduate majors in Arabic, World Languages & Literatures: Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish; minor programs in the above languages and Classical Studies, Italian, Persian and Turkish; and instruction in the above languages, as well as in American Sign Language, Danish, Ancient Greek, Modern Greek, Korean, Modern Hebrew, Latin, Norwegian, Persian, Portuguese, Swahili, and Swedish. Other languages may be offered from time to time.

Your Potential To Be Exponential

At Portland State University , you feel like you’re part of a movement. The kind that keeps your classmates rooting for you and your professors pulling for you. You’ll form bonds with faculty and friends in small classes that dive deep into the issues that matter most to you. We are proud to be one of the nation’s most transformative universities. Because every time your success inspires others, you change the world.


Courses Included

  • Elementary Classical Chinese
  • Intermediate Classical Chinese
  • Advanced Readings in Classical Prose
  • Pre-Modern Fiction and Poetry
  • Advanced Readings in Classical Thought