Goals of the East Asian Studies Major

Goal 1

Broad understanding of both the region of East Asia and a specific country, the result of courses in a range of disciplines that either use Chinese, Japanese, or Korean-language materials or are taught by experts who work with those languages.

Goal 2

Completion of a major research project that requires Chinese, Japanese, or Korean-language materials, reflects an up-to-date understanding of the region, and demonstrates a strong command of written English.

Goal 3

Significant experience in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean society from having lived in East Asia for at least a summer, ideally a longer period.

Goal 4

Understanding of complex texts in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean. Fluent and spontaneous interaction with native speakers.