While the Department of Modern Languages & Cultures does not currently offer a degree in Chinese, students have an opportunity to learn the basics of the language here at the University of Idaho. These courses may also be used towards earning an Asian Studies minor. Students interested in furthering their language study should consider studying abroad.
Chinese Courses (offered in partnership with the Idaho Asia Institute)
- CHIN 101, 102 and 107: Elementary Chinese I-II and labs
- CHIN 201, 202, and 207: Intermediate Chinese I-II and labs
- FLEN 204: Intro to Chinese Culture (in English)
- CHIN 310 Advanced Chinese 1: Oral Communication
- CHIN 312 Advanced Chinese 2: Reading & Translation
- CHIN 314 Advanced Chinese 3: Writing & Grammar
- CHIN 316 Business Chinese
- CHIN 404 Special Topics
- CHIN 412 Advanced Readings in Chinese
- CHIN 414 Advanced Chinese Composition
Placement Exam Information
Are you enrolling in your first college-level modern language course? Enrollment in Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish at the 102 level or higher at the University of Idaho requires completion of the AVANT Placement Exam or the AVANT Spanish Language Heritage Test. These are computer-delivered placement exams and are administered on the Moscow campus by the Testing Center (Mary E. Forney Hall, Room 301) for a $25 fee. While there is no time limit, most students complete the exam in less than an hour. You can take the AVANT Placement Exam by appointment between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Schedule your placement exam. Additional information and practice tests are available online for the AVANT Placement Exam. Please plan to take the exam at the very latest by 5 p.m. on the Friday before classes begin. Results are available within three to five business days on VandalWeb – View My Test Scores. If you do not fulfill this course prerequisite, you will be automatically dropped from your modern language class on the third day of classes. For information regarding this requirement, contact the Modern Languages and Cultures department at 208-885-6179 or email MLC@uidaho.edu.
Students enrolled in online courses at the 102 level or higher are also required to take the AVANT Placement Exam. If you are on the Moscow campus, please take the AVANT Placement Exam at Test Services. If you are not on the Moscow campus, you will take the AVANT Placement Exam at an officially sanctioned testing center for a $25 fee plus an additional proctoring fee determined by each individual testing center. Please contact Testing Services 208-885-5138.