Due to the Covid-19 pandemic: the Chinese and Japanese programs have decided it would be best to reduce the number of courses required for their respective majors to nine for the graduating classes of 21, 22, and 23. Requirements are as follows:
Eight semesters of Chinese or Japanese language (at least four of them should be 300-level or higher). For Chinese one additional course, Chinese 312 (Classical Chinese) is required. In Japanese, one faculty-approved elective is also required.For students with higher language proficiency who are placed out of any of the core language courses (101 through 402), they can take an equal number of faculty-approved electives taught either in Chinese or Japanese or English on literature, linguistics, culture studies or related China or Japanese studies disciplines (e.g., art history, history, political science) to fulfill the core language requirement.
Click here for the Learning Objectives of the Department of Asian Studies.