The Department offers concentrations in Chinese and Japanese. Each concentration requires eight courses beyond the intermediate level of language study.
Concentration in Chinese:
Chinese 121, 122 Elementary Chinese
Chinese 201, 202 Intermediate Chinese
Chinese 222, Chinese Literature in Translation
Chinese 303, Films and Broadcasts
Chinese 304, Readings in Social Issues
Chinese 405, Reading Chinese Newspapers
Chinese 406, Readings in Modern Literature
CORE 165: China, or CORE 180: Women in China, or CORE 181: Greater China
Two of the following:
JAPN 222: Japanese Literature in Translation
ENGL 335: Asian American Literature
ASIA 490: Seminar in Asian Studies
Other courses as approved by the Department
The two courses offered by the Director on the China Study Group.
In order to encourage exposure to a wide range approaches to Chinese studies, the Department strong recommends that students elect CORE 165, 180, or 181 taught by an instructor outside the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures. CORE courses arre offered by Professor Y. Hao, Political Science, C. Hsu, Sociology-Anthropoloty, D. Robinson, History, and H. Ross, Education. We also strongly recommend that students enrich their major by taking History 367, 368, and 369.
Concentration in Japanese
Japanese 121, 122 Elementary Japanese
Japanese 201, 202 Intermediate Japanese
Japanese 301, 302 Advanced Japanese
Japanese 401, 402 Readings in Japanese
Japanese 222 Literature in Translation
CORE 167 Japan
Two of the following:
Asia 481 (Japan Study Group)
Asia 482 (Japan Study Group)
Japanese 405 Seminar in Japanese Literature
Asia 490 Seminar in Asian Studies
Economics 364 The Japanese Economy
History 365 Medieval and Early Modern Japan (600-1800)
We highly recommend that concentrators in Japanese Language and Literature elect CORE 167 Japan with an instructor outside the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures. CORE 167 Japan is also offered by Professors G. Hudson, English, T. Kato, Economics; and L. Philip, English.
Minor Concentration Program in East Asian Languages and Literatures
A minor concentration in Chinese or Japanese language consists of a minimum of five courses, including CHIN 222 and four Chinese language courses above CHIN 202, or JAPN 222, 301, 302, and two courses at the 400 level, when offered, or taken as independent studies.
Major Concentration Program in Asian Studies
A concentration that focuses on Chinese or Japanese language and literature is among the options offered by the Asian Studies Program. Students who elect this option should follow the language sequence above the 202 level and take at least one literature in translation course for the language selected.
A topical minor concentration in Asian Studies is also available.