East Asian Area Studies Major
The East Asian Area Studies (EAAS) major offers an interdisciplinary approach to learning about East Asia, combining language study with history, social sciences and the humanities. EAAS is a complementary double major; students have successfully combined their study of East Asia with majors in biology, business, communication, film, international relations, and more. The EAAS major also provides a strong foundation for students pursuing additional training in graduate or professional programs as well as those seeking careers in public service, journalism, international business and law, government, and the private sector. For details and degree requirements click here.
East Asian Area Studies Minor
A minor in East Asian Area Studies is a great complementary focus for students in professional schools or liberal arts. Students who have minored in EAAS have majored in a range of disciplines, including economics, religion, business, neuroscience, and public policy. For details and degree requirements click here.
Korean Studies Minor
The Korean Studies (KRNS) minor is intended for students who are interested in the political, economic, social and cultural changes of the area, and draws upon courses from departments across the social sciences, humanities, and professional schools. For details and degree requirements click here.
|EAAS vs. EALC
Many students wonder about the difference between East Asian Area Studies and East Asian Languages and Cultures. EAAS requires fewer language courses for the major and no language requirement for the minor. EAAS also has more diverse upper division course offerings from a wide variety of departments and schools. For students mostly interested in language, literature and culture, the EALC major may be a good fit. Those interested in the historical or contemporary political, economic, social and cultural changes in East Asia, however, should strongly consider EAAS.
EASC offers Undergraduate Student Professionalization programs for students interested in utilizing their East Asia area studies skills in their careers, including the annual East Asia Career Panel and other Professionalization Seminars.