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Major in East Asian Studies [Arts]

General Information

See Bachelor of Arts  for additional regulations and requirements, including specific regulations for cross-listed courses.

All prospective students are asked to contact the Department for information, advice, and program planning.

Students may also be interested in the Certificate in Translation Studies in Japanese .


Students with a prior background in Chinese, Japanese or Korean language should consult the Department before selecting courses. The Department reserves the right to place students in the language course appropriate to their level of study. Students assessed by the Department as having a prior language proficiency beyond 400-level will be required to pursue a different language for the major.

Requirements for the Major

Senior Level Courses

A minimum of 30 units to a maximum of 48 units at the senior level from EASIA, CHINA, JAPAN, or KOREA, including

  • 12 units in EASIA at the senior level, 6 units of which must be at the 400 level



Related East Asian content courses may be taken as options, or applied to the major to a maximum of 9 units. These will be in addition to, not in place of, the requirements above.

The list of related East Asian content courses is available from the Department of East Asian Studies.