The Chinese minor offers an integrated study of Chinese language and culture. Coupled with study abroad and research and internship opportunities, the program enables students to develop intermediate to advanced proficiency in Chinese language and culture.

Chinese Placement Exam

All students interested in taking a Chinese course including CHIN 1101 Chinese 1 must take the online Chinese placement exam.

This requirement includes students who have taken the AP Chinese Language and Culture Exam in high school. Generally, a student who receives a score of 5 or 4 on the AP Chinese Language and Culture Exam places in CHIN 2103 Chinese 3 or higher. Course credit will be given for CHIN 1101 Chinese 1 and CHIN 1102 Chinese 2 once a student’s official scores have been received from the College Board. Final placement is conditional upon the instructor’s consent in consultation with the Chinese Program Coordinator. It is the responsibility of each student to ensure that the official AP scores have been sent to Loyola Marymount University.

To know when and how a student should take a language placement exam in Chinese, please refer to the guidelines provided under Modern Languages and Literatures.