Concentration Requirements

  • Language study through the level of 0600 or the equivalent of Chinese, Japanese, or Korean
  • Eight elective courses
    • EAST Requirement: At least three of the eight electives must be East Asian Studies (EAST) courses at any level or Chinese (CHIN),  Japanese (JAPN), or Korean (KREA) courses at the 1000-level and above may also count toward this requirement. 
    • Breadth Requirement: At least one of the eight electives must focus on content in an East Asian country or culture other than those associated with the language the student is using to satisfy the concentration’s language requirement. A concentrator studying China, for example, would choose at least one course that focuses on Korea and/or Japan. 
    • Senior Seminar Requirement: At least one of the eight elective courses must be an advanced research seminar, taken in the senior year. 
  • East 1930 (Senior Thesis, Semester 1) and 1940 (Senior Thesis, Semester 2) for Honors candidates only

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