East Asian Studies Major

East Asian Studies majors gain a comprehensive knowledge of at least one East Asian civilization, including its culture, history and contemporary conditions. East Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary major. It requires study of language, literature, history, religion, and social sciences. Advanced study of Chinese language is the core of the major, because the body of knowledge comprising an East Asian Studies Major cannot be mastered without advanced language study. (Students who become proficient in Chinese by the sophomore year may study a second East Asian language for the major, including during study abroad). East Asian Studies majors will be prepared for graduate study in East Asian Studies and other disciplines with an East Asian focus.

Study or independent research in East Asia (summer, semester, or year) is required. Intensive training in the United States in an East Asian language (Middlebury, Monterrey) may count toward this requirement.

East Asian Studies majors who maintain a GPA of at least 3.5 in major courses and successfully complete an honors thesis will receive honors in East Asian Studies.

East Asian Studies Interdisciplinary Minor

The East Asian Studies Interdisciplinary Minor is open to students majoring in any department or program who also wish to pursue the disciplined study of the history, politics, culture and religions of East Asia.

Courses You Might Take

SOC 390

Qualitative Research Methods

Instructor
Ewoodzie, Marti

This class provides students with training in qualitative field research methods, with an emphasis on participant observation and in-depth interviewing. Students will conduct their own semester-long empirical research projects, going through the entire process of research design…

ECO 205

Econometrics

Instructor
M. Foley, Stroup

Applications of linear regression analysis to economic analysis. Topics include model specification, parameter estimation, inference, and problems relating to data issues, statistical concerns, and model diagnostics. Statistical software is utilized. An economics research paper is a major…

ART 320

Photographies in Asia

Instructor
Kyo

This seminar will examine various forms of photography from the mid-19th century to the contemporary period. We will begin by examining how photography played a key role in colonial constructions of racial, ethnic, and gender stereotypes of Asian…