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East Asian Languages & Cultures


REQUIREMENTS FOR A 3-YEAR BA IN EAST ASIAN LANGUAGES & CULTURES

MAJOR REQUIREMENT:

Single Major: 

  •  Minimum 30 credit hours/Maximum 48 credit hours.

Double Major: 

  •  30 credit hours in East Asian Languages & Cultures and the specified number of credit hours in the other department/program.

Distribution: 

  •  Students must take at least 3 credit hours relating to Chinese culture and 3 credit hours relating to Japanese culture.

Required courses:

  •  EALC-1004(3) East Asian Cultural Foundations 
  •  Minimum of 12 credit hours in an East Asian language (Chinese, Japanese or Korean). 
  •  Minimum of 18 credit hours in East Asian culture courses (up to 6 credit hours may be taken from courses with significant Asian content).
  •  Minimum 6 credit hours at the 3000 level in East Asian Languages & Cultures, including 3000-level language courses. 

Combined Major:

  •  Minimum 48 credit hours from 2 different majors with not less than 18 credit hours from each major subject.

Prescribed courses: 

  •  EALC-1004(3) East Asian Cultural Foundations 
  •  Minimum of 6 credit hours in an East Asian language (Chinese, Japanese or Korean).
  •  Minimum of 12 credit hours in East Asian culture courses (up to 6 credit hours may be taken from courses with significant Asian content). 
  •  Minimum 3 credit hours at the 3000 level in East Asian Languages & Cultures.

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REQUIREMENTS FOR A 4-YEAR BA IN EAST ASIAN LANGUAGES & CULTURES

MAJOR REQUIREMENT:

Single Major: 

  •  Minimum 48 credit hours/Maximum 66 credit hours.

Double Major: 

  •  Minimum 48 credit hours in each Major subject as specified by the department/program.

Distribution: 

  •  Students must take at least 6 credit hours relating to Chinese culture and 6 credit hours relating to Japanese culture.

Required courses:

  •  EALC-1004(3) East Asian Cultural Foundations 
  •  Minimum of 12 credit hours in an East Asian language (Chinese, Japanese or Korean). 
  •  Minimum of 30 credit hours in East Asian culture courses (up to 12 credit hours may be taken from courses with significant Asian content).
  •  Minimum 18 credit hours at the 3000 level in East Asian Languages & Cultures, including 3000-level language courses.

Combined Major:

  •  Minimum 60 credit hours from 2 different majors with not less than 24 credit hours from each major subject.

Prescribed courses: 

  •  EALC-1004(3) East Asian Cultural Foundations 
  •  Minimum of 18 credit hours in an East Asian language (Chinese, Japanese or Korean), 12 of which must be taken in the same language. 
  •  Minimum of 18 credit hours in East Asian culture courses (up to 6 credit hours may be taken from courses with significant Asian content).
  •  Minimum 18 credit hours at the 3000 level in East Asian Languages & Cultures, including 3000-level language courses.

Study Abroad requirement:

Minimum one semester in an approved study abroad program in an East Asian country. Credits earned while studying abroad are transferable and may be used to fulfil major requirements. Individuals' programs will be structured to meet student needs and interests.

Students planning to major in East Asian Languages and Cultures must consult with the Program Coordinator after completing 30 credit hours.