East Asian Studies
Requirements for the Major
Number of Units
8 units, not including language courses or a SIP
A. Language courses:
For the China Track: CHIN 201, 202, 203 (or demonstrated equivalent competence)
For the Japan Track: JAPN 201, 202, 203 (or demonstrated equivalent competence)
B. Non-language courses: (4 Units)
HIST 103 Introduction to East Asian Civilizations
Three courses from among:
CHIN 225, 235; JAPN 236, 237, 238, 239;
CHIN 215, 220, 245; JAPN 215, 240, 242, 245, 250
Students are strongly encouraged to take either JAPN/SEMN 242 or CHIN/SEMN 220 as their sophomore seminar when offered.
C. Senior Seminar (1 unit)
SEMN 495 Thinking about Nature: East and West
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.) Students are strongly encouraged to take at least one course specifically about the country that is not their focus. 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 directors.
Literature: CHIN 225, 235; JAPN 236, 237, 238, 239
Culture: CHIN 215, 220, 245; JAPN 215, 240, 242, 245
Humanities: HIST 280, 282, 283, 285, 288, 289, 397; THEA 290
Social Sciences: POLS 250
Arts: CHIN 215
Students wishing to count one of the courses listed above among the electives as a senior seminar must consult with the instructor and determine what extra requirements they will fulfill in order for the class to count as a senior seminar. Requirements may include an extra seminar paper, extra class presentations, etc.