Hsiang-Hua (Melanie) Chang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chinese

EFFECTIVE: November 1, 2012

~~~~~  LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION  ~~~~~

Students who wish to seek Dr. Chang’s letter of recommendation in job, school, and scholarship application must have an overall GPA of at least 3.2 and GPA of at least 3.7 from Dr. Chang’s classes.  (Exception: If GPA in Dr. Chang’s 300-400 level courses is at least 3.8, the overall GPA does not need to be at least 3.2).

At least three-week notice before the deadline.

STUDENTS: You are encouraged to seek reference from faculty members who you did well in their classes.

~~~~~  RECOMMENDATION: Chinese Tutors for the Tutoring Center  ~~~~~

Students who wish to seek any Chinese faculty members’ recommendation in the Chinese tutor application must have an overall GPA of at least 3.2 and GPA of at least 3.7 from Chinese classes and fulfill the following requirements. (effective Mar. 25, 2014)

- Minor in Chinese Language (Teaching Minors will have priority)

- At least junior status

- Completed at least one 300-level CHE course with a grade of at least 3.7

* Graduate students must have a specialization related to Chinese language OR Chinese teaching experience.

 

~~~~~  CHE 390 DIRECTED READINGS IN CHINESE  ~~~~~

PURPOSE

Independent Study allows students to explore academic areas of special interest not provided by the existing curriculum. It is carried out under the guidance of a member of the faculty.

ELIGIBILITY

Students who wish to take CHE 390 with Dr. Chang must be senior or graduate students and must have an overall GPA of at least 3.2 and Chinese GPA of at least 3.7 from Dr. Chang’s classes.  (Exception: If GPA in Dr. Chang’s 300-400 level courses is at least 3.8, the overall GPA does not need to be at least 3.2).

STUDENTS: You are encouraged to seek Independent Study opportunity with faculty members who you did well in their classes.

CONTENT

Students enrolling in CHE 390 with Dr. Chang should fulfill the following course requirements.

 

  1. Write a research paper with a topic related to Chinese linguistics.

English paper: 8-16 pages, double-spaced.

Chinese paper: 4-8 pages, double-spaced.

  1. By the end of the 1st month, read at least 100 pages of research papers or materials (English and Chinese) before writing a one-page single-spaced proposal.

  1. By mid-term evaluation submission day, submit the 1st draft of the paper.

  1. Submit the paper abstract to a conference for presentation.

  1. Present the paper in the student research forum of Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

~~~~~  SENIOR’S, MASTER’S OR DOCTORAL THESIS  ~~~~~

  1. Students who wish to write a thesis under Dr. Chang’s supervision must have an overall GPA of at least 3.6 and Chinese GPA of at least 3.8.  

  1. The topic of the thesis must be directly related to Chinese linguistics, such as syntax, language acquisition, etc.  

  1. Students must submit the paper abstract to a conference for presentation.

  1. Undergraduate students must present the thesis in the student research forum of Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.