East Asian Studies
Requirements for the Major
Number of Units
8 units; not including SIP or language classes through CHIN 203 or JAPN 203. Students interested in completing SIPS in EAS, or in the Japanese or Chinese programs are encouraged to undertake them in the Fall Term in conjunction with the senior seminar and should consult with potential advisors as early as possible.
Required courses develop language skills and expertise related to specific countries and familiarize students with the history and culture of the region as a whole. With approval of the director, courses with relevant East Asian content not currently listed here (e.g., one-time offerings by visiting faculty) can be applied to the relevant categories.
- Language courses (Note: these courses do not count toward the 8-unit total)
CHIN 201, 202, 203 (or demonstrated equivalent competence at CHIN 203 or higher)
JAPN 201, 202, 203 (or demonstrated equivalent competence at JAPN 203 or higher)
- HIST 103 Introduction to East Asian Civilizations (1 unit)
- One history course taken on campus (1 unit)
From among HIST 280, HIST 282, HIST 283, HIST 285
- One literature course taken on campus (1 unit)
From among CHIN 225, CHIN 235, JAPN 236, JAPN 237, JAPN 238, or JAPN 239
- One culture and society course taken on campus (1 unit)
From among CHIN 222, CHIN 245, CHIN 260, JAPN 240, JAPN 245, JAPN 250
- Senior Seminar (1 unit)
EAST 490 East Asian Studies Senior Seminar
Electives (3 units)
Elective courses offer students the opportunity to explore East Asia through a variety of disciplinary approaches. Majors will take three courses from at least two categories listed below. Students who wish to count on-campus courses related to East Asia that are not on the list below should consult the director. With approval of the director, students may count as an elective one non-language course from a long-term (six-unit) study abroad program or two non-language courses from an extended term (nine-unit) program.
Advanced Language: CHIN 300, JAPN 301, JAPN 302, JAPN 401
Literature: CHIN 225, CHIN 235, JAPN 236, JAPN 237, JAPN 238, JAPN 239
Culture and Society: CHIN 222, CHIN 245, CHIN 260, JAPN 240, JAPN 245, JAPN 250
History: HIST 280, HIST 282, HIST 283, HIST 285, HIST 288, HIST 289, HIST 397
Religion: RELG 273
Theater: THEA 397
Social Sciences: ANSO 288
Students must complete at least a long-term (six-unit) study abroad in China, Japan, or Korea.