East Asian Languages and Civilizations: Chinese, BA

The undergraduate program in EALC offers language training and courses in the culture, history, literature, and archaeology of East Asia. The graduate program in EALC deals with two major areas, China and Japan (a graduate program in Korean is planned for the future), and all of its programs focus mainly upon language, philology, and the study of civilization and culture. Each provides training for the Ph.D. and A.M. degrees.

The minimum total course units for graduation in this major is 34. 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
Language Requirements
Select one of the following Options:6
Option 1:
Beginning Modern Chinese I
Beginning Modern Chinese II
Beginning Chinese III (Non-Intensive)
Beginning Chinese IV
Intermediate Modern Chinese I
Intermediate Modern Chinese II
Option 2:
Intensive Beginning Modern Chinese I & II
Intensive Beginning Modern Chinese III & IV
Intermediate Modern Chinese I
Intermediate Modern Chinese II
Introductory Courses - China and Japan
EALC 001Introduction to Chinese Civilization1
EALC 002Introduction to Japanese Civilization1
On China
Select 2 course units of 200-level China Seminars2
Major Seminar - On China
EALC 301Major Seminar on China 21
Select 3 course units of Electives3
Total Course Units34


Additional Electives & Thesis

Honors Elective 1
Honors Elective 2
Honors Thesis

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2019 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.