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Previous Concentration in East Asian Studies

Concentrators must complete courses from eleven "lines" of a menu system, where each line includes one or more courses. Once a course is counted under a line, it cannot be counted elsewhere. Thirty-three credit hours in these courses are required for the major. The language requirement must be met in Chinese or Japanese.

Lines 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Core Courses (required)
  • ANTH 342: Peoples and Cultures of East Asia
  • GOVT 336: Governments and Politics of China and Japan
  • HIST 141: Survey of East Asian Civilization to 1600
  • HIST 142: Survey of East Asian Civilization since 1600
  • RELG 215: History of Religion in East Asia
Lines 6 and 7. Advanced Language Courses (choose two)
  • CHIN 300: Chinese Studies in China II (CHIN 202 and acceptance by selection committee)
  • CHIN 301: Upper-Intermediate Chinese I (CHIN 202 or consent of instructor)
  • CHIN 302: Upper-Intermediate Chinese II (CHIN 301 or consent of instructor)
  • CHIN 303: Topics in Chinese Language, Civilization or Literature (CHIN 202 and acceptance by selection committee)
  • CHIN 306: Advanced Conversation (CHIN 202 or consent of instructor)
  • CHIN 400: Chinese Studies in China III
  • CHIN 401: Advanced Chinese I (CHIN 302 or consent of instructor)
  • CHIN 402: Advanced Chinese II (CHIN 401 or consent of instructor)
  • CHIN 410: Advanced Topics in Chinese Language, Civilization or Literature (CHIN 303 or consent of instructor)
  • CHIN 411: Independent Study (CHIN 302 or 303)
  • JAPN 301: Upper-Intermediate Japanese I (JAPN 202 or consent of instructor)
  • JAPN 302: Upper-Intermediate Japanese II (JAPN 301 or consent of instructor)
  • JAPN 305: Directed Readings in Japanese Literature (JAPN 302 or consent of instructor)
  • JAPN 401: Advanced Japanese I (JAPN 302 or consent of instructor)
  • JAPN 402: Advanced Japanese II (JAPN 401 or consent of instructor)
  • JAPN 410 Advanced Topics in Japanese Literature and Culture (in Japanese) (JAPN 302 or consent of instructor)
  • JAPN 411: Independent Study (consent of instructor)
Line 8. Literature in Translation (choose one)
  • CHIN 150: Freshman Seminar
  • CHIN 309: Survey of Chinese Literature in English
  • CHIN 312: Special Issues in Chinese Poetic Tradition
  • CHIN 316: Women in Chinese Culture and Literature
  • CHIN 322: Twentieth Century Chinese Literature (in English translation)
  • JAPN 150: Freshman Seminar
  • JAPN 308 Topics in Japanese Literature and Culture (in English)
  • JAPN 309: Classical Japanese Literature in Translation
  • JAPN 310: Modern and Contemporary Japanese Literature in Translation
  • JAPN 320: The Japanese City
Line 9. Humanities (choose one)
  • ARTH 330-2: Art of Asia
  • ARTH 393: The Art of China (ARTH 251)
  • ARTH 394: The Art of Japan (ARTH 251)
  • CHIN/JAPN 280: East Asian Cultures through Film
  • JAPN 311: Japanese Cinema
  • RELG 214: Buddhism
  • RELG 308: Topics in Religion (East Asian topics only)
  • RELG 365: Buddhism in China
  • RELG 366: Buddhism in Japan
Lines 10 and 11. Electives (choose two)
  • ANTH 347: Japanese Society
  • ANTH 348: Japanese Values through Literature and Film
  • ANTH 349: Contemporary Issues in Japanese Society
  • ANTH 350: Special Topics in Anthropology (East Asian topics only)
  • ANTH 460: Independent Study (East Asian topics only; consent of instructor)
  • CHIN 150: Freshman Seminar (East Asian topics only)
  • CHIN/JAPN 280: East Asian Cultures through Film
  • CHIN 303: Topics in Chinese Language, Civilization or Literature (CHIN 202 and acceptance by selection committee)
  • CHIN 309: Survey of Chinese Literature in English
  • CHIN 312: Special Issues in Chinese Poetic Tradition
  • CHIN 316: Women in Chinese Culture and Literature
  • CHIN 322: Twentieth Century Chinese Literature (in English translation)
  • CHIN 410: Advanced Topics in Chinese Language, Civilization or Literature (CHIN 303 or consent of instructor)
  • CHIN 411: Independent Study (CHIN 302 or 303)
  • ECON 300: Topics in Economics (ECON 101/151, 102/152; East Asian topics only)
  • ECON 382: Comparative Economics (ECON 101/151, 102/152)
  • ECON 400: Topics in Economics (ECON 303 and/or 304; East Asian topics only)
  • ECON 480: East Asian Economic Development
  • GBST 390: Topics in Global Studies (East Asian topics only)
  • GBST 480: Independent Study in Global Studies(East Asian topics only)
  • GBST 495/496: Senior Honors in Global Studies (East Asian topics only)
  • GBST 498: Internship (East Asian topics only)
  • GOVT 391: Topics in Government (East Asian topics only)
  • GOVT 435: Political Economy of the Newly Industrializing Countries (East Asian topics only)
  • GOVT 491: Seminar in Government (East Asian topics only)
  • GOVT 494: Independent Study (East Asian topics only) (consent of instructor and Chair of Department)
  • HIST 150: Freshman Seminar (East Asian topics only)
  • HIST 211/212: Topics in History (East Asian topics only)
  • HIST 265: Postwar Japan