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Classical, Middle Eastern, and Asian Languages and Cultures

East Asian Studies

Contact for Chinese Programs: Yunzhong Shu
Contact for Japanese Programs: Mari Fujimoto
Contact for Korean Programs: Seongyeon Ko

Major programs are available in Chinese and East Asian Studies (with tracks in Chinese and Japanese). Minors are available in Chinese, Chinese for Business, Japanese, and Korean.

 

Degree requirements for a BA in Chinese

Modern Language:

  • Two of: CHIN 311, 314, 315. (6 credits)

Classical Language:

  • Two of: CHIN 250, 251, 312. (6 credits)

Electives Taught in Chinese:

  • Any six Chinese courses numbered 252 or higher. These may include courses in the lists above not yet taken. Students planning on following careers in education should take CHIN 317 and CHIN 318. (18 credits)

Electives Taught in English:

  • Two of: EAST 130W, 230, 250, HIST 140, 141. (6 credits)

Senior Seminar:

  • EAST 380. (3 credits)

 

Degree requirements for a BA in East Asian Studies

For all tracks:
  • Two of the following introductory classes: CMLIT 220W, EAST 130W, HIST 112. (6 credits)
  • Senior seminar: EAST 380. (3 credits)

For the Chinese track:

  • Two Chinese language classes numbered higher than CHIN 204. (6 credits)
  • Four electives chosen from the following: CMLIT 221W, EAST 230, 235, 250, and 255/255W, HIST 140 and 141. (12 credits)
  • Three further electives relevant to East Asia offered anywhere in the college.* (9 credits)

For the Japanese track:

  • Two Japanese language classes numbered higher than JPNS 204. (6 credits)
  • Four electives chosen from the following: CMLIT 221W, EAST 230, 235, 251, and 255/255W, HIST 140 and 142. (12 credits)
  • Three further electives relevant to East Asia offered anywhere in the college.* (9 credits)

For the Area Studies track:

  • Two semesters of any combination of Chinese, Japanese, or Korean language. (6 credits)
  • Five electives chosen from the following: ARTH 114 and 272–274, EAST 152, 230, and 235. Two further electives relevant to East Asia offered anywhere in the college.* (6 credits)

*In addition to any courses in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or East Asian Studies not already taken, relevant courses include (but are not limited to): ANTH 210, ARTH 270–274 and 277–278, ECON 211, HIST 313, MUSIC 234, PHIL 118, PSCI 238 and 258, RLGST 211, SOC 275.

 

Requirements for a Minor in Chinese

Required (18 credits): Four or five semesters of Chinese (at an appropriate level) and one or two semesters relevant to Chinese literature or culture taught in English chosen in consultation with an advisor.

 

Requirements for a Minor in Chinese for Business

Required (18 credits): 9 credits in Chinese language including Chinese 210 and Chinese 211. 6 credits in China-related courses taught in English from the roster of courses offered in the Social Sciences or Arts and Humanities. A 3 credit supervised internship; students will register for Business 393. The minor is limited to students already enrolled in a business-related major. Students interested in the minor must speak with an advisor in the Department of Classical, Middle Eastern & Asian Languages & Cultures. Students must maintain an average of 2.0 in courses counted towards the minor.

 

Requirements for a Minor in Japanese

Required: Four or five semesters of Japanese (at an appropriate level) and one or two semesters relevant to Japanese literature or culture taught in English chosen in consultation with an advisor. (18 credits)

 

Requirements for a Minor in Korean

Required: Three or four semesters of Korean (at an appropriate level) and two or three semesters relevant to Korean culture, history, or literature taught in English chosen in consultation with an advisor. Students must maintain an average of 2.0 in courses counted towards the minor. (18 credits)


 


 
 

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