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Begin Date: Summer Session 1994
End Date: Summer Session 2009 - Program name changed to Asian Studies (ASIA)

East Asian Studies

University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (EA ST)

PROFESSOR GREGORY J. SMITS, in charge

This is an interdisciplinary major, with a strong disciplinary core, for students who want a basic understanding of the background and contemporary aspect of China, Japan, and Korea.

For the B.A. degree in East Asian Studies, a minimum of 124 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 25 credits

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(3 of these 24 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR, GENERAL EDUCATION, or ELECTIVES and 0-12 credits are included in ELECTIVES if foreign language proficiency is demonstrated by examination.)
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in this bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 30 credits[1]

ADDITIONAL COURSES (30 credits)
Select 3 credits beyond the 12-credit level of proficiency in an East Asian language:
CHNS 110(3), JAPNS 110 IL(3), or the equivalent (Sem: 3-6)

Select 9 credits with 3 credits from each of the categories a, b, and c (credit received for a specific course will not count in more than one category):
a. HIST 174 GH;IL(3) or HIST 175 GH;IL(3) (Sem: 1-4)
b. RL ST 003 GH;US;IL(3), RL ST 104 GH;US;IL(3), or RL ST 181 IL(3) (Sem: 1-4)
c. CMLIT 004 GH;IL(3) or PHIL 007 GH;IL(3) (Sem: 1-4)

Select 18 credits from the following, at least 12 credits of which are to be at the 400 level; independent study credits selected in consultation with adviser; additional further credits in language studies may be permitted up to 6 credits (credit received for a specific course will not count in more than one category): ART H 120 GA;IL(3), ART H 320 GA;IL(3), CHNS 401(3), CHNS 402(3), CHNS 496(1-18), CMLIT 004 GH;IL(3), CMLIT 404(3), EA ST 401(3-6), ECON 474(3), HIST 172 IL(3), HIST 174 GH;IL(3), HIST 175 GH;IL(3), HIST 480 IL(3), HIST 481 IL(3), HIST 483 IL(3), HIST 485Y IL(3), HIST 486 IL(3), JAPNS 401 IL(3), JAPNS 402 IL(3), JAPNS 496(1-18), PHIL 007 GH;IL(3), PL SC 458(3-6), RL ST 003 GH;US;IL(3), RL ST 104 GH;US;IL(3), RL ST 181 IL(3), RL ST 409 US;IL(3), RL ST 481 IL(3), RL ST 483 IL(3), THEA 406 IL(3) (Sem: 1-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1994

Blue Sheet Item #: 22-04-015

Review Date: 4/8/03

UCA Revision #2: 7/27/07

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