East Asian Languages and Civilizations: General East Asian Languages and Civilizations, BA

The undergraduate program in EALC offers language training and courses in the culture, history, literature, and archaeology of East Asia.  Students will focus on either Chinese, Japanese or Korean language study within the major but are welcome to take content courses about multiple countries/areas.

The minimum total course units for graduation in this major is 32. Double majors may entail more course units.

For information about the General Education requirements, please visit the College of Arts & Sciences Curriculum page.

College General Education Requirements and Free Electives
Foundational Approaches + Sectors1 + Free Electives20
Major Requirements
Select 6 CU of Chinese, Japanese or Korean chosen from:6
CHIN 0100 and above, except for CHIN 0105, 0205, 0305, 0405, 0705, 0805
KORN 0100 and above, except for KORN 0103, 0105
JPAN 0100 and above, except for JPAN 0103, 0105
Language placement will determine which course students should begin with and students whose level is so high that it is impossible to find enough offerings to satisfy this requirement will be allowed to work with the major advisors to chose 6 CU of alternative content courses.
Core Requirements
Select 1 CU 'Gateway' from the following:1
Introduction to Chinese Civilization
Introduction to Japanese Civilization
Introduction to Korean Civilization
Select 2 CU Seminars with Attribute AEAM - EALC Major Seminar2
Select 3 CU from the following:3
Any EALC course and/or 1 additional CHIN, JPAN, KORN course to continue beyond those language CUs used above.
At least 1 CU must be from an area not already focused on (if a student takes Chinese, then the breadth must be either Japanese or Korean and could be an overlap with Seminars)
Total Course Units32


Required 3.0 GPA in major courses and the following:

2 CU additional in EALC - except EALC 0020, EALC 0040, EALC 00602
EALC 4950Honors Thesis1
Total Course Units3

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.