EAS and EAP Certificates

Department of East Asian Studies (EAS):
Language & Culture Certificate Requirements

Program in East Asian Studies (EAP):
Certificate Requirements

Language proficiency (7 or more)
Seven language courses in one East Asian language, three or more of which must be beyond the second-year level. PIB and PII can each be counted as the equivalent of one year of language classes.

Language proficiency (4)
Four courses – two years of study – of Chinese, Japanese, or Korean, with at least two of the four at the second-year level or higher. PIB and PII can each be counted as the equivalent of one year of language classes.

Content Courses (1)
At least one EAS or cognate course in linguistics, religion, history, or anthropology.

Content Courses (4)
Four East Asia content courses, one of them a 200-level course. Any courses listed under East Asian Studies (EAS) in the Undergraduate Announcement can be applied to the certificate. Any other courses, including those abroad, need to be approved by the Program Director.

Written Work
Independent research (20–25 pages) based at least in part on Chinese, Japanese, or Korean sources dealing with aspects of East Asia. The topic must be in the humanities or social sciences. The paper could be either an original piece of research or a junior paper or senior thesis. If the paper or thesis is written for another department, at least half of the work must be on East Asia.

The use of East Asian language sources is required.

Written Work
A substantial research paper, which may be a senior thesis, a junior paper, or independent written work (min. 25 pages) on an East Asian topic.

The use of East Asian language sources is strongly encouraged.

Eligibility
Concentrators in any department may earn a language and culture certificate. East Asian studies concentrators focusing on one language can earn a language and culture certificate in the other, but may not also earn a Program in East Asian Studies certificate.

Time to enroll: Fall semester of senior year or earlier

Eligibility
Majors in any department other than East Asian Studies may earn a Program in East Asian Studies certificate.

Time to enroll: Fall semester of senior year or earlier

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EAS Language & Culture Certificate page

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EAP Certificate page