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Undergraduate Program Overview

Bachelor of Arts Degrees

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures Bachelor of Arts degrees in:

  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • East Asian Studies

Required courses and pre-requisites must be completed with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better, and courses must be 3.00 units or higher.

Bachelor of Arts Degrees, Honors Programs

Students majoring in Chinese, Japanese, Korean or East Asian Studies with an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher may apply for the honors program honors program by submitting a senior thesis proposal to the Director of Undergraduate Studies and Student Services Officer during Winter or Spring Quarter of the junior year. If approved, research begins the Spring Quarter of the junior year, or by Autumn Quarter of the senior year at the latest. In Winter Quarter of the senior year, students enroll in Senior Colloquium with other EALC seniors, and in the spring a Senior Research (Honors Thesis) course with their topic adviser. The finished essay (normally about 15,000 words) is submitted to the committee no later than the Last Day of Classes of Spring Quarter in the senior year. For more information, please review the Honors Program requirements.

Bachelor of Arts Degrees, Minor Programs

The minor in Asian Languages (Chinese, Japanese, Korean or East Asian Studies) is also available. These have been designed to give students majoring in other departments an opportunity to gain substantial introduction to Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese, or Korean as well as an introduction to the culture and civilization of East Asia. Students should declare the minor by Fall Quarter of the senior year or earlier, and meet with the Student Services Officer to discuss and submit a plan to complete the minor.