East Asian Languages and Cultures Minor

Program Requirements

Total units required: 18 units

Required Courses

  • Two semesters of one of the chosen languages: Chinese, Japanese, or Korean
  • At least 9 units must be from 300-level courses or above
  1. Students are required to complete one of the following Civilization courses (3 units):
Chinese 227CChinese Civilization3
Japan 226CJapanese Civilization3
Korean 223CKorean Civilization3
  1. Students are required to complete one of the following courses focusing on the premodern era (3 units):
Chinese 341Early and Imperial Chinese Literature3
Japan 332CJapanese Literature: Beginnings to 19th Century3
Korean 370When Tigers Smoke: Songs and Stories from Traditional Korea3
  1. Students are required to complete one of the following courses focusing on the modern era (3 units):
Chinese 342Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature3
Japan 333CThe Modern Voice in Japanese Literature3
Korean 352Literature of Modern and Contemporary Korea3
  1. One upper-level (300/400 level) elective course: course must be non-language and homebased in EALC (L04, L05, L51, L81) (3 units)

Additional Information

  • Language placement is required for this program. Please see the Overview page for details.
  • Students must earn at least a B- or better in language courses to continue to the next level. They must also maintain at least a B- average in all courses taken to fulfill the minor requirements. Students who do not meet this requirement may either repeat the course(s) in question or earn at least a B- in an approved equivalent course or courses (either during the summer or in a study abroad program).
  • Basic Chinese and Basic Korean: students must take both semesters of Basic and one semester of regular language to fulfill the two-semester language requirement. Two semesters of Basic language does not fulfill the language requirement.
  • Courses for the minor may not be taken credit/no credit.
  • No more than 3 units of transfer or study abroad non-language courses may be applied to the minor.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to participate in a study abroad program. Please refer to the EALC website for more information about study abroad programs.

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