East Asian Languages and Cultures- Bachelor of Arts

For information, contact the Department of German, Russian, and East Asian Languages, 172 Irvin Hall (513-529-2526).

This program provides intensive studies in the languages and cultures of East Asia, focusing on Japan and China. Students can choose from either the Japan Concentration, the China Concentration, or a combination.

Related hours which are requirements for the three cases provide a broadly based background for the three curricula. Study abroad is encouraged. Credits earned abroad may count toward the major.

Program Requirements: Japan Concentration*

(24 semester hours plus 15 related hours)

Required courses in Japanese (15 semester hours)

JPN 201, 202 Second Year Japanese (3, 3)

JPN 301, 302 Third Year Japanese (3, 3)

JPN 401 Japanese Culture and Society in Contemporary Texts I (3)

Selected courses (9 semester hours):

JPN 231 Japanese Tales of the Supernatural in English Translation (3)

JPN 255 Drama in China and Japan in English Translation (3)

JPN 260 Topics in Japanese Literature in English Translation (3)

JPN 266 Survey of Japanese Cinema: Japanese Film and Culture (3)

JPN 279 Buddhism and Culture: China and Japan (3)

JPN 381 Introduction to Japanese Linguistics (3)

JPN 402 Japanese Culture and Society in Contemporary Texts II (3)

Note: These Selected courses may be used in Related hours if not used as Selected courses.

Related hours**
15 semester hours from the following including at least one course from the Japan group:

Japan:

ART 312 Japanese Painting and Prints (3)

HST 356 Modern Japanese History (3)

China:

ART 311 Chinese Painting History (3)

CHI 251 Traditional Chinese Literature in English Translation (3)

CHI 252 Modern Chinese Literature in English Translation (3)

CHI 253 Three Kingdoms (3)

CHI 254 Modern Chinese Autobiography (3)

CHI 255 Drama in China and Japan in English Translation (3)

CHI 257 Chinese Satire (3)

CHI 264 Chinese Cinema and Culture in English Translation (3)

CHI 277W Chinese Culture Live (1 or 3)

CHI 402 Fourth Year Chinese (3)

HST 353 History of Chinese Civilization (3)

HST 354 Modern Chinese History (3)

HST 383 Women in Chinese History (3)

HST 4006 Senior Capstone: Asian (3)

HST 434 China and the Silk Road: Patterns of China's Interactions with other Peoples before 1600 (3)

GEO 410B Regional Analysis of China (3)

East Asia:

GEO 308 Geography of East Asia (3)

GEO 408 Geography of the Silk Road (The Heart of Asia) (3)

POL 335 Politics of China and Japan (4)

POL 375 International Relations of East Asia (3)

Linguistics:

ATH/GER 309 or ENG/SPN 303 Introduction to Linguistics (4)

* ** The Chinese minor will also satisfy this requirement.

Program Requirements: China Concentration*

(24 semester hours plus 15 related hours)

Required courses in Chinese (15 semester hours)

CHI 201, 202 Second Year Japanese (3, 3)

CHI 301, 302 Third Year Japanese (3, 3)

CHI 311, 312 Business Chinese (3, 3)

CHI 330 Chinese Verbal Theatre Performance (3)

CHI 401 Fourth Year Chinese (3)

Notes: CHI401 is required for all China Concentration majors.

These Required courses may be used in Selected or Related hours if not used as Required courses.

Selected courses (9 semester hours):

CHI 251 Traditional Chinese Literature in English Translation (3)

CHI 252 Modern Chinese Literature in English Translation (3)

CHI 253 Three Kingdoms (3)

CHI 254 Modern Chinese Autobiography (3)

CHI 255 Drama in China and Japan in English Translation (3)

CHI 257 Chinese Satire (3)

CHI 264 Chinese Cinema and Culture in English Translation (3)

CHI 277W Chinese Culture Live (1 or 3)

CHI 402 Fourth Year Chinese (3)

Note: These Selected courses may be used in Related hours if not used as Selected courses.

Related hours**

(15 semester hours from the following including at least one course from the China group):

China:

ART 311 Chinese Painting History (3)

HST 353 History of Chinese Civilization (3)

HST 354 Modern Chinese History (3)

HST 383 Women in Chinese History (3)

HST 4006 Senior Capstone: Asian History (3)

HST 434 China and the Silk Road (3)

GEO 410B Regional Analysis of China (3)

Japan:

ART 312 Japanese Painting and Prints (3)

HST 356 Modern Japanese History (3)

JPN 231 Japanese Tales of the Supernatural in English Translation (3)

JPN 255 Drama in China and Japan in English Translation (3)

JPN 260 Topics in Japanese Literature in English Translation (3)

JPN 266 Survey of Japanese Cinema: Japanese Film and Culture (3)

JPN 279 Buddhism and Culture: China and Japan (3)

JPN 381 Introduction to Japanese Linguistics (3)

JPN 402 Japanese Culture and Society in Contemporary Texts II (3)

SOC 408 Contemporary Japanese Society (3)

East Asia:

GEO 308 Geography of East Asia (3)

GEO 408 Geography of the Silk Road (The Heart of Asia) (3)

POL 335 Politics of China and Japan (4)

POL 375 International Relations of East Asia (3)

Linguistics:

ATH/GER 309 or ENG/SPN 303 Introduction to Linguistics (4)

** The Japanese minor will also satisfy this requirement.

Program Requirements: Japan/China Combination

(27 semester hours plus 12 related hours)

Required courses in Japanese and Chinese (15 semester hours)

CHI 201, 202 Second Year Chinese (3, 3)

JPN 201, 202 Second Year Japanese (3, 3)

One course from:

JPN 301 Third Year Japanese (3)

CHI 301 Third Year Chinese (3)

CHI 311 Business Chinese I (3)

CHI 330 Chinese Verbal Theatre Performance (3)

Selected courses (12 semester hours) from
a. Two of these:

JPN 231 Japanese Tales of the Supernatural in English Translation (3)

JPN 255 Drama in China and Japan in English Translation (3)

JPN 260 Topics in Japanese Literature in English Translation (3)

JPN 266 Survey of Japanese Cinema: Japanese Film and Culture (3)

JPN 279 Buddhism and Culture: China and Japan (3)

JPN 301 Third Year Japanese (3) *

JPN 302 Third Year Japanese (3)

JPN 381 Introduction to Japanese Linguistics (3)

JPN 401 Japanese Culture and Society in Contemporary Texts I (3)

JPN 402 Japanese Culture and Society in Contemporary Texts II (3)

b. Two of these:

CHI 251 Traditional Chinese Literature in English Translation (3)

CHI 252 Modern Chinese Literature in English Translation (3)

CHI 253 Three Kingdoms (3)

CHI 254 Modern Chinese Autobiography (3)

CHI 255 Drama in China and Japan in English Translation (3)

CHI 257 Chinese Satire (3)

CHI 264 Chinese Cinema and Culture in English Translation (3)

CHI 277W Chinese Culture Live (1 or 3)

CHI 301 Third Year Chinese (3) *

CHI 302 Third Year Chinese (3)

CHI 311 Business Chinese I (3) *

CHI 312 Business Chinese II (3)

CHI 401 Fourth Year Chinese (3)

CHI 402 Fourth Year Chinese (3)

Note: These Selected courses may be used in Related hours if not used as Selected courses.

The courses with * are available if not used as required courses.

Related hours

12 semester hours from the following including at least one course each from the China and Japan groups:

Japan:

ART 312 Japanese Painting and Prints (3)

HST 356 Modern Japanese History (3)

China:

ART 311 Chinese Painting History (3)

HST 353 History of Chinese Civilization (3)

HST 354 Modern Chinese History (3)

HST 383 Women in Chinese History (3)

HST 4006 Senior Capstone: Asian History (3)

HST 434 China and the Silk Road (3)

GEO 410B Regional Analysis of China (3)

East Asia:

GEO 308 Geography of East Asia (3)

GEO 408 Geography of the Silk Road (The Heart of Asia) (3)

POL 335 Politics of China and Japan (4)

POL 375 International Relations of East Asia (3)

Linguistics:

ATH/GER 309 or ENG/SPN 303 Introduction to Linguistics (4)

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Languages and Cultures meet the College of Arts and Science writing in the major requirement by completing the following courses:

Japanese Concentration: JPN 302, 401

Chinese Concentration: CHI 302, 401

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