Welcome | Department of East Asian Studies | University of Arizona
If you have interests in the history, languages, and cultures of China, Japan, and the Koreas, this may be the major for you. Students majoring in East Asian Studies gain a broad comparative understanding of these complex nations though coursework covering at least two of the three national areas. They also develop a basic command of Chinese Mandarin , Korean, or Japanese. The major gives you the skills and content knowledge to think about East Asia in interdisciplinary and comparative ways. The ability to distinguish between what is broadly shared among East Asian cultures and what differentiates them is especially valuable to many internationally oriented jobs and graduate programs. Your starting point in East Asian Studies is language study and an East Asian Lanugages and Cultures or approved cross-listed culture course. Please see the your academic bulletin to see if a level EALC-E course can count toward your major.