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East Asian Studies Major - China

Check Sheet

Eleven courses and a study abroad experience are required for the EAS - China major.

Core Courses

  • AS 111 Chinese Culture & Society
    AS 111 is recommended for first and second year students
  • HIST 223 Modern China
  • CHN 301 Advanced Chinese I
  • CHN 302 Advanced Chinese II
  • One comparative course.
    A comparative course is either a course with a broad East Asian Focus or a course focusing on Japan

Two Major Electives

Three Disciplinary Courses  

Capstone Experience

  • AS 400- level course taken in the form of the seminar or an independent study
    To be complete in the senior year

Study Abroad

  • Study abroad experience in China required.
  • If studying abroad for a semester three courses may be counted toward the major. If studying abroad for a year four courses may be counted toward the major.


  • At least one non-language course at the 300-level is required.
  • No more than three courses at the 100-level may count toward the major.
  • For students who choose Political Science, four disciplinary courses are required.
  • If double-majoring, no more than three courses can count for both majors.