Special Degree Requirements

For the Bachelor of Arts degree, every major in East Asian studies will complete the following 44 credit hour requirements:

Introductory Requirements

Introductory/Lower Division courses: Either EA 102 (Introduction to East Asian Studies) or HIST 240 (East Asian Civilizations)


Either JPNS 150 (Japanese Culture and Civilization) or CHN 211 (Chinese Culture and Civilization)

Upper Division Requirements

A minimum of 18 credits in upper division East Asian courses, either humanities or social science (no strictures placed), including:

  • 2 courses (6 credit hours) devoted to Chinese studies
  • 2 courses (6 credit hours) in Japanese studies
  • 2 selected courses (6 credit hours) taken from any other East Asia courses (including Japan, China, and those focusing on Vietnam, pan-East Asia, or Buddhism, as available).

Of these six courses, at least one course must be at the 400 level.

Language Requirements

2 full years (twenty credit hours) or the equivalent of Chinese or Japanese language