East Asia Major

Requirement: 10 Courses

Of the 10 courses, 8 must be at the 200 level or above. These courses should be distributed as follows:

Language Courses: 3 to 6 Courses

  • At least 2 must be at the 300 level or above in one of the following East Asian languages
    • Chinese
    • Japanese
    • Korean
  • May take courses in additional language of the region (including Tibetan)
  • Courses at the 100 level may not count toward major

NOTE: Students whose competence in a language exceeds the most advanced language course offered by the department may substitute for literature/culture courses in their area of concentration. Please contact language coordinators to schedule a placement test.

East Asian Literature/Culture Courses: 3 to 6 Courses

  • All must be at the 100 level or above
  • Must be in the literatures and cultures of East Asia (Chinese, Japanese, Korean)
  • 2 of these must have an AMES course number

Literature/Culture Courses outside of East Asia Region: 1 to 2 Courses

  • Must be focused on another region (i.e. either Hindi or the Middle East)
  • Must be at the 100 level or above
  • Must have an AMES course number