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Major Programs « Undergraduate Studies

A new set of EALC/EAS major requirements have been instituted for Summer 2013 and beyond. Students who enter IU during Summer 2013 and afterwards must follow these new requirements. Students who entered IU prior to Summer 2013 - regardless of when they declare the EALC/EAS major - have the option of either following the department's previous major requirements or following the new major requirements.

Major in Language and Culture

The major in language and culture is intended for students who wish to develop a solid foundation of language skills and knowledge in one of the three culture areas. This major emphasizes language training through the third-year level in one of the East Asian languages (Chinese, Japanese, or Korean). In addition to language study, EALC majors take courses on the society's culture, including in-depth study in one subject area

Major in Language and Culture - for students who first enrolled in IU Fall 2013 or later

A minimum of 30 credit hours in department-approved courses with at least 18 credit hours at the 300–400 level, including:

  1. Third year, second-semester proficiency in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean (i.e., through the 302 level). First-year language courses (C101-C102, J101-J102, J110, K101-K102) are not credited toward the total number of hours in the major.
  2. At least five culture courses (15 credit hours), one of which must be E310 (formerly E200). Culture courses at the 100 level are not credited toward hours in the major. Three culture courses must be at the 300–400 level, selected from the same subject area (either History, Literature and Culture or Politics, Social Science, and Business). Though it does not count toward the subject area requirement, one fourth-year language course may be counted as a required culture course.
Major in Language and Culture - for students who first enrolled in IU between Summer 2008 and Spring 2013

For Chinese and Japanese concentrations, a minimum of 31 credit hours; and for Korean concentration, a minimum of 29 credit hours in department-approved courses, including:

Students who enrolled at IU prior to Summer 2008 should contact the department undergraduate academic advisor for EALC major requirements (see http://www.indiana.edu/~ealc/undergraduate/advising.shtml for advisor information)

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Accelerated Chinese Concentration - for students who first enrolled in IU in Summer 2013 or later

A minimum of 36 credit hours in department-approved courses, at least 18 of which must be at the 300–400 level, including:

  1. Fourth-year, second-semester proficiency in Chinese (i.e., through the 402 level) and two semesters of C457 and/or C467. First- second- and third-year language courses (C101-C102, C201-202, and C301-C302) are not credited toward the total number of hours in the major.
  2. At least seven culture courses (20 credits), including the following required courses: E310, two 300-level EALC culture courses associated with C457 and/or C467, and another EALC culture course; and participation in the capstone program in China is required. Culture courses at the 100 level are not credited toward hours in the major. Capstone enrollments include three additional culture courses (at least 8 credits). Students pursuing the Accelerated Chinese Concentration need not select a subject area concentration within the culture courses.
  3. One semester of ASCS-W 499 (internship during capstone year in China (0 cr.)

Students who are interested in Accelerated Chinese Concentration requirements and entered IU prior to Summer 2013 should see the EALC academic advisor for requirements (see http://www.indiana.edu/~ealc/undergraduate/advising.shtml for advisor information).

Note that the Accelerated Chinese Concentration requires summer and overseas study. Because students are expected to have completed the equivalent of four years of language preparation by the end of their second college year, students with no prior background in Chinese who elect this concentration will be expected to take Chinese language courses during the summers after their freshman and sophomore years. Students with no prior background who enter the program after the freshman year should anticipate similar course work during the summer and a total of more than four years to graduate.


Major in East Asian Studies

The major in East Asian Studies includes two years of language training in one of the three East Asian languages (Chinese, Japanese, or Korean), in addition to course work in aspects of East Asian society and culture. It has been designed for students who want basic language training as well as the opportunity to study a variety of topics and approaches to the societies and cultures of East Asian countries.

Major in East Asian Studies - for students who first enrolled in IU Summer/Fall 2013 or later

A minimum of 30 credit hours in department-approved courses, at least 18 of which must be at or above the 300 level, including:

  1. Second-year, second-semester proficiency in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean (i.e., through the 202 level). First-year language courses (i.e., C101-C102, J101-J102, J110, K101-K102) are not credited toward the total number of hours in the major.
  2. At least six culture courses (18 credit hours) one of which must be E310. Culture courses at the 100 level are not credited toward hours in the major. Culture courses must include at least two culture areas (China, Japan, Korea), selected from the subject area course list.
Major in East Asian Studies - for students who first enrolled in IU between Summer 2008 and Spring 2013

A minimum of 26 credit hours in department-approved courses, including:

  • Two years of Chinese, Japanese, or Korean (or the equivalent). The total major hours of 26 credits cannot include first-year language courses (i.e., C101/C102, J101/J102, K101/K102).
  • At least six culture courses (18 credit hours) above the 100 level:
    • One class must be E310 (formerly E200).
    • Culture courses must include at least two culture areas (China, Japan, Korea).
    • Three of the culture courses must be at the 300-400 level, selected from the subject area courses.
Students who enrolled in IU prior to Summer 2008 should contact the department undergraduate academic advisor for EAS major requirements (see http://www.indiana.edu/~ealc/undergraduate/advising.shtml for advisor information)

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EALC/EAS Major Subject Area Course Lists

For students who enrolled in IU Summer 2008 or later:

History/Literature/Culture Subject Area

C306 Literary Chinese I
C307 Literary Chinese II
C421 Introduction to Chinese Linguistics (CASE N&M)
C431 Readings in Modern Chinese Literature (CASE A&H)
C451 Advanced Classical Chinese I
C452 Advanced Classical Chinese II
E300 Studies in East Asian Literature (CASE A&H, CASE GCC)
E301 Chinese Language and Culture (CASE A&H, CASE GCC)
E303 Korean Folk and Elite Cultures (CASE A&H, CASE GCC)
E305 Korean Language and Culture (CASE S&H, CASE GCC)
E321 Traditional Japanese Literature (CASE A&H, CASE GCC)
E322 Modern Japanese Literature (CASE A&H, CASE GCC)
E331 Traditional Chinese Literature (CASE A&H, CASE GCC)
E332 Chinese Literature since 1300 (CASE A&H, CASE GCC)
E333 Studies in Chinese Cinema (CASE A&H, CASE GCC)
E336 Ghosts, Immortals, Animal Spirits: Encountering the Supernatural in Traditional Chinese Culture (CASE A&H, CASE GCC)
E351 Studies in East Asian Thought (CASE A&H, CASE GCC)
E352 Studies in East Asian History (CASE S&H, CASE GCC)
E371 Twentieth-Century Chinese Literature (CASE A&H, CASE GCC)
E372 Japanese Fiction and Culture (CASE A&H, CASE GCC)
E374 Early Chinese Philosophy (CASE A&H, CASE GCC)
E384 East Asian Nationalism and Cultural Identity (CASE S&H, CASE GCC)
E385 Asian Americans: Cultural Conflict and Identity (CASE S&H, CASE DUS)
E473 History of Japanese Theatre and Drama (CASE A&H, CASE GCC)
J421 Introduction to Japanese Linguistics (CASE N&M)
J431 Readings in Modern Japanese Literature (CASE A&H)
J461 Literary Japanese I
J462 Literary Japanese II
J491 Humanities Topics in Japanese (CASE A&H, CASE GCC)
J492 Historical and Cultural Topics in Japanese (CASE S&H, CASE GCC)

Cross-listed courses: 
ANTH E345 China through Anthropological Eyes (CASE S&H, CASE GCC)
ANTH E347 The Anthropology of Contemporary Japan (CASE S&H, CASE GCC)ANTH P399 Undergraduate Seminar (when on East Asian Topic)
CMCL C398 National Cinemas (CASE A&H) (when substantial East Asian content)
CMLT C365 Japanese-Western Literary Relations (CASE A&H, CASE GCC)
CMLT C375 Imagining China, Translating China (CASE A&H, CASE GCC)
FINA A360 Topics in East Asian Art (CASE A&H, CASE GCC)
FINA A464 Art and Archaeology of Early China (CASE S&H, CASE GCC)
FINA A466 Early Chinese Painting (CASE S&H, CASE GCC)
FINA A467 Later Chinese Painting (CASE S&H, CASE GCC)
FOLK F305 Asian Folklore/Folklife/Folk Music (CASE A&H, CASE GCC)
HIST G357 Premodern Japan (CASE S&H, CASE GCC)
HIST G358 Early Modern Japan (CASE S&H, CASE GCC)
HIST G369 Modern Japan (CASE S&H, CASE GCC)
HIST G372 Modern Korea (CASE S&H, CASE GCC)
HIST G380 Early China (CASE S&H, CASE GCC)
HIST G382 China: The Age of Glory (CASE S&H, CASE GCC)
HIST G383 China: The Later Empires (CASE S&H, CASE GCC)
HIST G385 Modern China (CASE S&H, CASE GCC)
HIST G387 Contemporary China (CASE S&H, CASE GCC)
REL-B 300 Studies in South and East Asian Religions (CASE A&H) (when on East Asian topic)
REL B310 East Asian Buddhism (CASE A&H, CASE GCC)
REL B360 Religions in Japan (CASE A&H, CASE GCC)
REL B410 Topics in the Buddhist Tradition (CASE A&H) (when on East Asian topic)
REL B440 Topics in Taoism and Chinese Religion (CASE A&H, CASE GCC)
REL B460 Topics in East Asian Religions (CASE A&H, CASE GCC)
THTR T468 Non-Western Theater and Drama (CASE A&H, CASE GCC) (when on East Asian topic)

Politics/Social Science/Business Subject Area

C421 Introduction to Chinese Linguistics (CASE N&M)
E302 Geographic Patterns in China (CASE S&H, CASE GCC)
E316 Computer Enhanced Language Learning
E350 Studies in East Asian Society (CASE S&H, CASE GCC)
E354 Society and Education in Japan (CASE S&H, CASE GCC)
E356 Understanding Two Koreas: Politics, Society, and U.S. Policy (CASE S&H)
E384 East Asian Nationalism and Cultural Identity (CASE S&H, CASE GCC)
E385 Asian American: Cultural Conflict and Identity (CASE S&H, CASE DUS)
E386 United States-East Asian Relations (CASE S&H)
E390 Contemporary Chinese Politics (CASE S&H, CASE GCC)
E392 Chinese Foreign Policy (CASE S&H, CASE GCC)
E393 China’s Political Economy (CASE S&H, CASE GCC)
E394 Business and Public Policy in Japan (CASE S&H, CASE GCC)
E395 Japan in World Trade and Politics (CASE S&H, CASE GCC)
J421 Introduction to Japanese Linguistics (CASE N&M)

Cross-listed courses:
ANTH E345 China through Anthropological Eyes (CASE S&H, CASE GCC)
ANTH E347 The Anthropology of Contemporary Japan (CASE S&H, CASE GCC)
ANTH P399 Undergraduate Seminar (when on East Asian Topic)
HIST G357 Premodern Japan (CASE S&H, CASE GCC)
HIST G358 Early Modern Japan (CASE S&H, CASE GCC)
HIST G369 Modern Japan (CASE S&H, CASE GCC)
HIST G372 Modern Korea (CASE S&H, CASE GCC)
HIST G380 Early China (CASE S&H, CASE GCC)
HIST G382 China: The Age of Glory (CASE S&H, CASE GCC)
HIST G383 China: The Later Empires (CASE S&H, CASE GCC)
HIST G385 Modern China (CASE S&H, CASE GCC)
HIST G387 Contemporary China (CASE S&H, CASE GCC)
POLS Y333 Chinese Politics (CASE S&H, CASE GCC)
POLS Y334 Japanese Politics (CASE S&H, CASE GCC)

Special courses designated to either track depending on subject matter

E495 Individual Readings
E498 Internship in East Asian Languages and Cultures
H399 Reading for Honors
H499 Honors Thesis
SOC S346 Topics in Cross-Cultural Sociology (CASE S&H, CASE GCC) (when substantial East Asia content)

Other courses that may count towards the majors

C401-C402 Fourth-Year Chinese I-II
C425 Teaching Chinese Language
C450 Chinese Writing and Rhetoric
E201 Issues in East Asian Literature (CASE A&H, CASE GCC)
E202 Issues in East Asian Traditions and Ideas (CASE A&H, CASE GCC)
E203 Issues in East Asian Cultural History (CASE S&H, CASE GCC)
E204 Issues in East Asian Society (CASE S&H, CASE GCC)
E231 Japan: The Living Tradition (Gen-ed World Cultures, CASE A&H, CASE GCC)
E232 China Past and Present: Culture in Continuing Revolution (Gen-ed World Cultures, CASE A&H, CASE GCC)
E233 Survey of Korean Civilization (Gen-ed World Cultures, CASE A&H, CASE GCC)
E251 Traditional East Asian Civilizations (Gen-ed S&H, Gen-ed World Cultures, CASE S&H, CASE GCC)
E252 Modern East Asian Civilization (Gen-ed S&H, Gen-ed World Cultures, CASE S&H, CASE GCC)
E270 Japanese Language and Society (Gen-ed World Cultures¸CASE A&H, CASE GCC)
E271 Modern and Contemporary Japanese Culture (Gen-ed World Cultures¸CASE A&H, CASE GCC)
E497 Overseas Study Tour (CASE A&H, CASE GCC)
J401-J402 Fourth-Year Japanese I-II
J421 Introduction to Japanese Linguistics (CASE N&M)
J425 Teaching Japanese Language
J441 Readings in Japanese Scholarly Materials (CASE S&H)
J451 Readings in Japanese Newspapers and Journals
K401-K402 Fourth-Year Korean I-II

Cross-listed courses:
CMLT C257 Asian Literature and the Other Arts (Gen-ed A&H, CASE A&H, CASE GCC) (when on East Asian topic)
CMLT C265 Introduction to East Asian Poetry (Gen-ed A&H, Gen-ed World Cultures,  CASE A&H, CASE GCC)
CMLT C266 Introduction to East Asian Fiction (Gen-ed World Cultures, CASE A&H, CASE GCC)
CMLT C291 Studies in Non-Western Film (Gen-ed A&H, Gen-ed World Cultures, CASE A&H, CASE GCC) (when on East Asian topics)
FINA A262 Introduction to Japanese Art and Cultures (Gen-ed World Cultures, CASE S&H, CASE GCC)
HIST-G200 Issues in Asian History (Gen-ed S&H, Gen-ed World Cultures, CASE S&H) (when on East Asian Topic)
HIST H208 American-East Asian Relations (Gen-ed S&H, Gen-ed World Cultures, CASE S&H, CASE GCC)
REL B240 Introduction to Taoism (Gen-ed World Cultures, CASE A&H, CASE GCC)

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