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East Asian Languages and Area Studies 214 (Major)

Majors concentrating in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean studies will acquire in-depth knowledge of one East Asian language (Chinese, Japanese, or Korean) as well as the literature and culture of one or more of these countries. Majors will be able to demonstrate oral, reading, and written proficiency in the language and develop critical skills in analyzing and interpreting literary, historical, and cultural texts. Students will acquire the literary, cultural and linguistic competency necessary for continuing onto post-graduate study or employment requiring such cultural knowledge and/or linguistic skill. Students will learn the cultural heritage of East Asia through a wide and coherent curriculum, which includes courses in the following humanities and social science disciplines: literature, visual culture, history, religion, language and linguistics. 

Chinese 165 (Major)

Majors will acquire in-depth knowledge of China and its culture. Majors will learn the cultural heritage of China through a wide and coherent curriculum, which includes courses in the following humanities and social science disciplines: literature, visual culture, history, religion, language and linguistics. Majors will be able to communicate effectively (listening, speaking, and writing) in Standard Chinese (Mandarin) and will learn critical skills in analyzing and interpreting literary, historical, and cultural materials appropriate to the student’s area of specialization. Students will acquire the literary, cultural, and linguistic competency necessary for continuing onto post-graduate study or employment requiring such cultural knowledge and/or linguistic skill.

Chinese 165 (Minor)

Minors will be introduced to the cultural heritage of China through courses on literature, history, visual culture, language and linguistics. Minors will be able to communicate effectively (listening, speaking, and writing) in Standard Chinese (Mandarin) and will learn critical skills in analyzing and interpreting literary and cultural materials appropriate to the student’s area of specialization. Students will achieve advanced linguistic competency and be able to demonstrate practical skills in using Chinese for translation and interpretation. Students will be able to relate relevant issues to other areas in the humanities.

Japanese 565 (Minor)

Minors will be introduced to the cultural heritage of Japan through courses on literature, history, visual culture, language and linguistics. Minors will be able to communicate effectively (listening, speaking, and writing) in Japanese and will learn critical skills in analyzing and interpreting literary and cultural materials appropriate to the student’s area of specialization. Students will achieve advanced linguistic competency and be able to demonstrate practical skills in using Japanese for translation and interpretation. Students will be able to relate relevant issues to other areas in the humanities.

Korean 574 (Minor)

Minors will be introduced to the cultural heritage of Korea through courses on literature, history, civilization, language and linguistics. Minors will be able to communicate effectively (listening, speaking, and writing) in Korean and will learn critical skills in analyzing and interpreting historical and cultural materials appropriate to the student’s area of specialization. Students will achieve advanced linguistic competency and be able to demonstrate practical skills in using Korean for translation and interpretation. Students will be able to relate relevant issues to other areas in the humanities.

Asian Studies 098 (Minor)

Minors will be introduced to the cultural heritage of East Asia (China, Japan, and Korea) through a wide and coherent curriculum, which includes courses in the following humanities and social science disciplines: literature, visual culture, history, religion, language and linguistics. Minors will learn critical skills in analyzing and interpreting literary, historical, and cultural materials appropriate to the student’s area of specialization. Students will be able to relate relevant issues to other areas in the humanities.

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New Brunswick, NJ 08901


Phone: 732-932-7605
Fax: 732-932-7926
E-mail: Susan Humphrey, Program Coordinator