EALC Minor

  • Requirements for the EALC Minor (20 units)
  • Minors typically select one language and cultural area (Chinese, Japanese, or Korean) in which they do most of their work. The requirements for the EALC minor are similar to those of the major, but less intensive. Students must complete the following:

     

    Course Course Title

    Language
    (two years or four semesters)

    EALC-206

    Chinese IV

    EALC-217

    Korean IV

    EALC-222

    Japanese IV

    Civilization Course
    (choose one)

    EALC-340g
    EALC-345
    EALC-350g

    Japanese Civilization
    Korean Civilization
    Chinese Civilization
    * Or an equivalent course approved by the department

    Literature Course
    (choose one)

    EALC-332
    EALC-335m
    EALC-342g
    EALC-352g
    EALC-354g
    EALC-380
    EALC-385
    EALC-386
    EALC-455 
    EALC-460

    See bottom of page for course information

    Upper-Division Electives (+300)
    (choose two)*

    See bottom of page for course information

  • Courses of Instruction

    Literature Courses (Choose One)

    • EALC-332: Korean Literature in English Translation
    • EALC-335m: Literature of the Korean People
    • EALC-342g: Japanese Literature and Culture
    • EALC-352g: Chinese Literature and Culture
    • EALC-354g: Modern Chinese Literature in Translation
    • EALC-380: Cultural Topics in East Asian Literature
    • EALC-385: Readings in Korean Poetry
    • EALC-386: Readings in Modern Korean Literature
    • EALC-428: Nature and the Environment in Japanese Literature and Culture
    • EALC-455: Japanese Fiction
    • EALC-460: Love, Self and Gender in Japanese Literature
  • Upper-Division Courses (Choose Two) *
    * Some courses have pre-requisites, see catalogue

  • All third and fourth year language courses, some of which are:

    • EALC-407: Newspaper and Documentary Chinese
    • EALC-412a, 412b: Business Chinese
    • EALC-413: Business Japanese
    • EALC-418: Korean Writing in Mixed Script
    • EALC-419: Newspaper in Documentary Korean
  • All courses listed as 300- and 400-level, some of which are:

    • EALC-318: Readings in Contemporary Korean
    • EALC-355: Modern Chinese Thought and Culture
    • EALC-365: Studies in Japanese Thought
    • EALC-375: Women & Gender in China: Past & Present
    • EALC-400: Classical Chinese I
    • EALC-402: Classical Chinese II
    • EALC-410: Chinese-English Translation
    • EALC-426: Classical Japanese
    • EALC-431: The Taoist Tradition
    • EALC-452: Narrating the City: Literary and Visual Representations of Shanghai
    • EALC-470: Introduction to East Asian Linguistics
    • EALC-499: “Geisha Girls”: A Japanese Icon in the Literature, Art, and Films of East and West
  • For questions or more information, contact us at (213) 740-3707 or ealc@college.usc.edu.

  • Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
  • University of Southern California
  • Taper Hall 356
  • Los Angeles, California 90089-0357

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