East Asian Studies


Requirements for the Major

Number of Units

8 units, not including language courses through 203. The 8 units may include the SIP (if undertaken as an EAS, CHIN, or JAPN program SIP). 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
A. Language courses:

For Chinese: CHIN 201, 202, 203 (or demonstrated equivalent competence)
For Japanese: JAPN 201, 202, 203 (or demonstrated equivalent competence)

B. Non-language courses: (5 Units)

HIST 103 Introduction to East Asian Civilizations (offered only in Winter Term)

Three courses from among:

CHIN 225, 235, 245; JAPN 236, 237, 238, 239, 240, 245, 250

C. Senior Seminar (1 unit)

EAST 490 East Asian Studies Senior Seminar (offered only in Fall Term)

Electives (3 units)

Three, non-language courses from at least two different areas below. (With written permission, students may apply one course from a six-month study abroad program or two relevant courses from a nine-month program toward the elective requirement.) Note: students who wish to count on-campus, one-time offering courses related to East Asia that are not on the list below should consult the director.

Literature: CHIN 225, 235; JAPN 236, 237, 238, 239
Culture: CHIN 222 245, 260; IAST 222; JAPN 240, 245, 250
Humanities: ANSO 288; HIST 280, 282, 283, 285, 288, 289, 397; RELG 250
Social Science: POLS-295
Arts: THEA 290