East Asian Languages and Cultures Major
EALC degrees effective for students who matriculate FL21 or later. Students who matriculated pre-FL21 may elect to follow the new EALC degree with permission of the department.
Units required: Eight courses for a minimum of 24 upper-level (300-level or above) units
- First and second levels of the chosen language: Modern Chinese, Japanese, or Korean (or the equivalent)
- One Civilization course: L04 227C Chinese Civilization, L05 226C Japanese Civilization, or L51 223C Korean Civilization
Eight courses for a minimum of 24 advanced (300-level or above) units, including the following:
- One 300-level EALC Topics course: EALC Seminar (e.g., L81 EALC 3900 Kitchen, Studio, Factory: Making in East Asia; L81 EALC 3900 EALC Seminar: Screening East Asia: From Scroll Painting to Haptic Interface)
- Two courses focusing on the premodern era: one course to be chosen from L04 341 Early and Imperial Chinese Literature, L05 332C Japanese Literature: Beginnings to 19th Century, or L51 370 When Tigers Smoke: Songs and Stories from Traditional Korea
- Two courses focusing on the modern era: one course to be chosen from L04 342 Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature, L05 333C The Modern Voice in Japanese Literature, or L51 352 Literature of Modern and Contemporary Korea
- One approved 400-level Capstone course (prime majors)
- Senior Capstone Experience (prime majors): Students may satisfy the capstone requirement in one of two ways, both of which require a presentation at the EALC Senior Symposium, which is held in the spring:
- Successful completion of a senior honors thesis. This option, which also entitles the student to Latin Honors, requires a minimum of a 3.65 grade-point average. The thesis is researched and written over two semesters, for a total of 6 units; this is in addition to the 24 upper-level units required for the major.
- Successful completion of the approved 400-level Capstone seminar course (to be taken during the senior year). This course may be included among the required upper-level courses for the major. The Capstone course must be an EALC home-based course within the student's area of focus. Writing-intensive courses and language courses cannot fulfill the Capstone requirement.
- With adviser approval, students may include two courses in a related area offered outside of the department among the 24 advanced units. (For example, a student may take one course in Film and Media Studies or Art History that focuses on East Asia.)
- At least a B- grade in the language courses is required to continue to the next level. Students must also maintain a B- average in all required courses for the major. Those 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).
- Courses for the major and minor may not be taken credit/no credit.
- Up to 6 units of credit may be applied toward the major from one semester abroad, and up to 12 units of credit may be applied from two semesters abroad.
- No more than 3 units of independent study may be counted toward the required upper-level 24 units.
- The 300-level EALC Seminar course and the 400-level Capstone course may also fulfill the premodern or modern requirement.