East Asian Languages and Civilizations: Japanese, 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 Japanese I
Beginning Japanese II
Beginning Japanese III
Beginning Japanese IV
Intermediate Japanese I
Intermediate Japanese II
Option 2:
Intensive Beginning Japanese I
Intensive Beginning Japanese II
Intermediate Japanese I
Intermediate Japanese II
Introductory Courses - China and Japan
EALC 001Introduction to Chinese Civilization1
EALC 002Introduction to Japanese Civilization1
On Japan
Select 1 course unit of 200 level Japan Seminar1
Majors Seminar - On Japan
EALC 302Major Seminar on Japan 21
Select 4 course units of Electives4
Total Course Units34

You may count no more than one course toward both a Major and a Sector requirement. For Exceptions, check the Policy Statement.


Pre-requisite: EALC 002 Introduction to Japanese Civilization


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 2018 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.