Sample Ph.D. Program

  • EALC Core Courses (3)

    • EALC 505: Introduction to East Asian Languages and Cultures
      (team-taught)
    • EALC 565: Bibliography and Research Methods in Chinese Studies
    • EALC 601, EALC 603: Series of courses on Professional Development
      (2 units each; total of 4 units) 
  • Courses on East Asian Languages and Literatures (4)

    • EALC 543: Japanese Literary Criticism and Theory
    • EALC 555: Chinese Literary Criticism and Theory
    • EALC 512: Japanese Literature and Film
    • EALC 570: Narratives of Desire in Modern Chinese Literature
  • Courses on East Asian Cultures and Civilization (4)

    • EALC 535: Proseminar in Chinese Visual Culture 
    • EALC 510: Contemporary Japanese Cinema
    • EALC 580: Literary and Artistic Movements in Modern China
    • AHIS 484: Studies in Chinese Art (cross-listed in EALC)
  • Additional Courses in a Target Discipline or Field (3)

    • MDA 501: Introduction to Visual Studies: Methods and Debates
    • ENGL 502: Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory
    • HIST 520: Modernity and Its Visual Cultures
  • Year 1

    First Semester (12 units)

    EALC 505
    EALC 565
    MDA 501

    Secnd Semester (12 units)

    ENGL 502
    EALC 535
    EALC 555
    SCREENING

    Year 2

    Third Semester (12 units)

    EALC 512
    EALC 510
    AHIS 484

    Fourth Semester (12 units)

    EALC 543
    HIST 520
    EALC 580

    Year 3

    Fifth Semester (6 units)

    EASC 570
    EALC 600a

    Sixth Semester (6 units)

    GRAD 800
    EALC 600b
    Qualifying Exam

    Year 4 One-year study abroad  
    Year 5 794a 794b
    Year 6 794c 794d
  • Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
  • University of Southern California
  • Taper Hall 356
  • Los Angeles, California 90089-0357

  • All photos taken by Elissa L., Yulee Kim and Ka Wong