Mar 01, 2024  
Rensselaer Catalog 2023-2024 
Rensselaer Catalog 2023-2024

Global Languages and Cultures Pathway

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This pathway promotes the development of skills to help students effectively communicate both domestically and internationally, as well as enhance their appreciation for other cultures.  Students who select this pathway must have all courses that are part of the pathway be in the same foreign language.  These courses may be fulfilled through transfer credits.

Those that concentrate on the Chinese language offerings are RPI will learn about Chinese culture, as well as all four types of language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing).  After completing a Global Languages and Culture pathway with a Chinese focus, students will be able to communicate in Chinese at their targeted proficiency levels and think creatively and critically.  Students that complete their pathway entirely through Chinese offerings at RPI can then continue on to the Chinese Language Minor (*see note below).


To complete this integrative pathway, students must choose a minimum of 12 credits as from the course list below.  Any 1000, 2000, or 4000-level LANG course acceptable; excluding all Independent Studies (2940) and Undergraduate Research Projects (2941).

Compatible minors

  • Chinese Language Minor  *

    *Note: Optional Chinese Language concentration within the Pathway:

    In students are planning to continue on to the Chinese Language Minor, they should be aware that for the minor they must complete a total of 16 credits that includes Chinese III, IV, and V, plus one of the following courses:

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