Academic Departments

Contact Information

Admissions Team
Phone: 651-450-3000
Toll-free: 866-576-0689
Location: College Center


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The Chinese department offers a variety of courses, including Beginning and Intermediate Chinese I and II, Chinese Culture, and Comparative Philosophy East and West (listed under Philosophy). Chinese studies is a growing field, and knowledge of the language can help you in business, international law, journalism, teaching and scholarship, history, art and music. Coursework also may be used to satisfy electives and program requirements, cultivate personal interests, or help you begin the path toward a minor or major in Chinese or East Asian Studies. Students often complete their first two years of study at Inver Hills and then transfer their credits to a four-year institution, with the language courses satisfying the foreign language requirement at many such schools (consult with an academic counselor or your transfer school).