Learning Goals

Asian Studies 098 (New Major)

Majors in Asian Studies will acquire an interdisciplinary knowledge of Asia through a wide range of course offerings in the humanities and social science disciplines such as: Asian languages, literature, visual culture, history, religion, economics, political science, art history, geography, anthropology, sociology, musicology and linguistics. Students will develop critical skills in analyzing and interpreting texts from these disciplines and acquire competency necessary for continuing on to graduate study or employment requiring such knowledge.

 

Chinese 165 (Major)

Majors in Chinese will acquire in-depth knowledge of the Chinese language as well as the literature and culture of China. 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 China within the larger context 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.

 

Japanese 565 (New Major)

Majors in Japanese will acquire in-depth knowledge of the Japanese language as well as the literature and culture of Japan. 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 Japan within the larger context 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.

 

Korean 574 (New Major)

Majors in Korean will acquire in-depth knowledge of the Korean language as well as the literature and culture of Korea. 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 Korea within the larger context 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.

 

Asian Studies 098 (Minor)

Minors in Asian Studies 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.

 

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.