The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALC) offers programs in the study of East Asian languages, literatures and cultures, including both the traditional and modern periods of their development. Our majors in Chinese, Japanese and Korean offer a solid preparation for graduate study in these areas. They also open up career opportunities in diplomacy, business, law, journalism and higher education.

The majors in Chinese, Japanese and Korean require completion of 24 upper-level units. Specific requirements include one 200-level foundational course, at least two years of language study, and two or more courses in the relevant literary tradition. In addition, prime majors are required to fulfill the EALC capstone requirement and participate in the EALC Senior Symposium.

The minors in Chinese, Japanese and Korean require the completion of 18 units, 9 of which must be at the 300 level or above. Specific requirements normally include the equivalent of one year of language study and two courses in the relevant literary tradition.

Phone:314-935-4448
Email:ealc@wustl.edu
Website:http://ealc.wustl.edu/

With a major in one of the East Asian languages and cultures, a student can expect to gain some proficiency in Chinese, Japanese or Korean, to study the area's literary and cultural landmarks, and to gain familiarity with Asian history and civilizations.

The Majors

For information on the major in Chinese language and culture, visit the Chinese page of this Bulletin.

For information on the major in Japanese language and culture, visit the Japanese page of this Bulletin.

For information on the major in Korean language and culture, visit the Korean page of this Bulletin.

For information on the minor in Chinese language and culture, visit the Chinese page of this Bulletin.

For information on the minor in Japanese language and culture, visit the Japanese page of this Bulletin.

For information on the minor in Korean language and culture, visit the Korean page of this Bulletin.

For East Asian Studies courses, visit the East Asian Studies page of this Bulletin.

For Chinese courses, visit the Chinese page of this Bulletin.

For Japanese courses, visit the Japanese page of this Bulletin.

For Korean courses, visit the Korean page of this Bulletin.