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Department of Modern & Classical Languages



  1. Provide instruction in the Chinese language at all undergraduate levels. Chinese language courses will serve as a communication and research resource for students with majors, minors, or special interest in such disciplines as the humanities, fine arts, business, and the social sciences.

  2. Introduce Chinese culture by offering Chinese literature, culture and film courses in English. These courses impart students the knowledge that is fundamental to multicultural education and appreciation of diversity.

  3. Provide students with the qualifications for career opportunities. Enhance career possibilities of students by providing work preparation in international business and trade, translation and interpreting skills, and teaching positions.

  4. Expose students to the opportunities to participate in cultural events organized in Chinese communities and Consulate General of PRC in Houston. Coordinate interactions between the University of Houston and Chinese communities.

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