East Asian Studies Requirements

COURSEWORK

Major Coordinator: Professor Chi

A minimum of 10 courses (To be selected from a pre-approved list of East Asia related courses, and not including the 2 units of senior comps work).

Survey Course

Students must select one course from the list below:

AMST 280/DWA 246The United States and East Asia

4 units

ARTH 160Introduction to East Asian Art

4 units

HIST 141East Asian Survey Since 1600

4 units

POLS 227East Asian Politics: China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan

4 units

RELS 160How to Live and Die Well in Buddhist Traditions

4 units

Language:

At least two semesters of Chinese or Japanese (one of which must be either 202 or above)

Seminar:

To be chosen in consultation with the Major Coordinator.

Electives

Students must select six additional courses.

In addition to CHIN and JAPN courses numbered 201 and above, students may select electives from the list below:

AMST 270Asian American Literature

4 units

AMST 272/EASN 272Asian Immigrants in American Society

4 units

AMST 280/DWA 246The United States and East Asia

4 units

ARTH 160Introduction to East Asian Art

4 units

ARTH 261Buddhist Art in South and East Asia

4 units

ARTH 266The Arts of Japan

4 units

DWA 237Cuba, Vietnam, China: Communism in a Post-Communist World

4 units

DWA 245/HIST 245China and the World

4 units

DWA 253Security in Asia

4 units

DWA 342Junior Seminar: Transnational Identity and International Relations

4 units

HIST 141East Asian Survey Since 1600

4 units

HIST 242Imperial China

4 units

HIST 243Modern China: Colonialism, Nationalism, and Revolution

4 units

HIST 245/DWA 245China and the World

4 units

HIST 246Pre-Modern Korea

4 units

HIST 247Pre-Modern Japan

4 units

HIST 248Modern Japan

4 units

HIST 249Modern Korea

4 units

POLS 226Contemporary Chinese Politics

4 units

POLS 227East Asian Politics: China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan

4 units

RELS 160How to Live and Die Well in Buddhist Traditions

4 units

RELS 260Buddhist Thought From India to Japan

4 units

RELS 261Contemporary Buddhist Thought

4 units

RELS 266Sexuality and Gender in Buddhism

4 units

RELS 276Empire and Religion in Asia and the Pacific

4 units

RELS 365Buddhist Ethics

4 units

SOC 340China's Environmental Challenges: A Sociological Perspective

4 units

SECOND-STAGE WRITING REQUIREMENT

Students will satisfy the second-stage writing requirement by submitting a paper in English from a 300 level or seminar course (in any subject) in the fall semester of the senior year, which will be evaluated by the appropriate major coordinator.

COMPREHENSIVE REQUIREMENT

Students will fulfill this requirement by completing a seminar course or a 2-unit Independent Study in the fall semester of the senior year, in which the student will produce a 20-page paper written in English on China, Japan, or an East Asian comparative/transnational topic; in the spring semester, the student will make any required revisions and prepare an oral presentation to be given in English.

HONORS

Students with an overall GPA of 3.25 and a major GPA of 3.50 may submit an honors research proposal at the end of the fall semester of the senior year. If the proposal is supported by two faculty advisors, the student will enroll in a 2 unit Independent Study in the spring to expand the fall semester senior comprehensive paper into a distinguished 40 page paper.