East Asian Languages and Civilizations: East Asian Area Studies, BA
East Asian Studies focuses on East Asia as a region of the world and human experience, and provides an integrated curriculum drawing on the approaches of the social sciences and the humanities. The program requires relevant courses in areas including history, international relations, political science, sociology, legal studies, and East Asian arts and cultures, while maintaining high standards in language study.
The minimum total course units for graduation in this major is 32. Double majors may entail more course units.
For more information: https://ceas.sas.upenn.edu/academics/east-asia-area-studies-major
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 Electives||20|
|EALC 0020||Introduction to Chinese Civilization (China)||1|
|EALC 0040||Introduction to Japanese Civilization (Japan)||1|
|EALC 0060||Introduction to Korean Civilization||1|
|History, Social Science, and Humanities|
|Select 1 course unit of History||1|
|Select 1 course unit of Social Sciences||1|
|Select 1 course unit of Humanities||1|
|Language Requirement 2|
|Select a minimum of 4 course units in one language: Chinese, Japanese, or Korean||4|
|Regional Coverage 3|
|Select 1 course unit on China|
|Select 1 course unit on Japan|
|Select 1 course unit on Korea|
|Select 2 course units of Seminar 4||2|
|Select a maximum of 3 course units of Electives 5|
|Total Course Units||32|
You may count no more than one course toward both a Major and a Sector requirement. For Exceptions, check the Policy Statement.
Up to 4 course units of electives may be taken in place of the language requirement. Consult with major advisor.
One of the above may be a general East Asia course.
Can be fulfilled by other requirements.
To be chosen in consultation with the Major Advisor.
Required: A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and 3.5 in major related courses.
The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2022 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.