Majors/Minors

Asian Studies (098)

The major in Asian Studies requires 12 courses (of 3 credits or more) distributed as follows:

  1. Two courses in Asian studies, chosen from East Asian Civilizations: Traditional Era (098:241), East Asian Civilizations: Modern Era (098:242) or Global East Asia (098:250).
  2. Nine elective courses in Asian Studies, at least four of which must be offered in subject codes 098, 165, 565, or 574, and may include language courses above the 100-level.
  3. Capstone Seminar on East Asian Studies (098:444).

 

Chinese (165)

The major in Chinese requires 36 credits distributed as follows:

  1. Six courses in Chinese language above the 100-level, including at least one course in classical Chinese.
  2. Four courses in Chinese literature, history, and/or culture (under subject code 165).
  3. One course chosen from East Asian Civilizations: Traditional Era (098:241) OR East Asian Civilizations: Modern Era (098:242) OR Global East Asia (098:250).
  4. Capstone Seminar on East Asian Studies (098:444).

 

Japanese (565)

The major in Japanese requires 36 credits distributed as follows: 

  1. Six courses in Japanese language above the 100-level.
  2. Four courses in Japanese literature, history, and/or culture (under subject code 565).
  3. One course chosen from East Asian Civilizations: Traditional Era (098:241) OR East Asian Civilizations: Modern Era (098:242) OR Global East Asia (098:250).
  4. Capstone Seminar on East Asian Studies (098:444).

 

Korean (574)

The major in Korean requires 36 credits distributed as follows:

  1. Six courses in Korean language above the 100-level.
  2. Four courses in Korean literature, history, and/or culture (under subject code 574).
  3. One course chosen from East Asian Civilizations: Traditional Era (098:241) OR East Asian Civilizations: Modern Era (098:242) OR Global East Asia (098:250).
  4. Capstone Seminar on East Asian Studies (098:444).

 

Asian Studies (098) Minor

In this interdisciplinary minor program, students acquire Asian language competence and complete specific course work in Asian studies. The program encourages students to choose from a wide variety of course offerings on Asia in fields such as economics, political science, literature of Asia, comparative literature, linguistics, history, art history, geography, religion, philosophy, anthropology, and sociology.

Students interested in the minor program should consult the program director for advice in the selection of courses. The minor program in Asian studies consists of six courses (of 3 credits or more) distributed as follows:

  1. Two courses in Asian studies, chosen from East Asian Civilizations: Traditional Era (098:241), East Asian Civilizations: Modern Era (098:242) or Global East Asia (098:250).
  2. Four elective courses in Asian Studies, at least three of which must be offered in subject codes 098, 165, 565, or 574, and may include language courses above the 100-level.

 

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.

The minor in Chinese consists of four courses in the Chinese language above the 100-level plus two additional elective courses (of 3 credits or more) in the area of concentration (subject code 165). The elective courses may be language courses or culture courses.

 

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.

The minor in Japanese consists of four courses in the Japanese language above the 100-level plus two additional elective courses (of 3 credits or more) in the area of concentration (subject code 565). The elective courses may be language courses or culture courses.

 

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.

The minor in Korean consists of four courses in the Korean language above the 100-level plus two additional elective courses (of 3 credits or more) in the area of concentration (subject code 574). The elective courses may be language courses or culture courses.