Russian Professor Dr. Benjamin Sutcliffe Russian Professor Dr. Benjamin Sutcliffe

East Asian Languages and Cultures Major (EALC)

This program provides intensive studies in the languages and cultures of East Asia, focusing on Japan and China. Students can choose from the Japan Concentration or the China Concentration. Related hours, which are requirements for the two cases provide a broadly based background for the two curricula. Study abroad is encouraged. Credits earned abroad may count towards the major.

I. Japan Concentration (24 semester hours + 12 related hours)

A. Required courses in Japanese (15 credits):

  • JPN 201/202 Second Year Japanese (3, 3)
  • JPN 301/302 Third Year Japanese (3, 3)
  • JPN 401 Fourth Year Japanese (3)

B. Selected courses (9 credits) from:

  • 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 Intro to Japanese Linguistics (3)
  • JPN 402 Fourth Year Japanese (3)

Note: These selected courses may be used in related hours if not used as selected courses

C. Related Hours (12 semester hours, including at least one course from the Japanese group)*     

Japan

  • ART 312 Japanese Painting and Prints (3)
  • ATH 390Z Pokémon: Local and Global Cultures (3)
  • HST 356 Modern Japanese History (3)

China

  • ART 311 Chinese Painting Histories (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 CHI Autobiography (3)
  • CHI 257 Chinese Satire (3)
  • CHI 264 Chinese Cinema and Culture in English Translation (3)
  • CHI 271 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 400.6 Sr. Capstone: Asian History (3)
  • HST 434 The Silk Road (3)
  • GEO 410.B Regional Analysis of China (3)

East Asia

  • GEO 308 Geography of East Asia (3)
  • GEO 408 Geography of the Silk (3)
  • POL 335 Politics of China and Japan (4)
  • POL 375 Int’l Relations of East Asia (3)

Linguistics

  • ATH/GER 309 or Introduction to Linguistics (4)
  • ENG/SPN 303 (Same course title as above)(4)

*The Chinese minor will also satisfy this requirement

II. China Concentration (24 semester hours + 12 related hours)

A. Required Courses: (15 credit hours from the following)

  • CHI 201/202 Second Year Chinese (3, 3)
  • CHI 301/302 Third Year Chinese (3, 3)
  • CHI 311/312 Business Chinese (3, 3)
  • CHI 330 Verbal Theater Performance (3-6)
  • CHI 401 Fourth Year Chinese (3)

Note: CHI 302 (or 312) and 401 are required for all China Concentration majors

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

B. Selected Courses: (9 credit hours from the following)

  • 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/JPN 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 271 Chinese Culture Live (1-3)
  • CHI 402 Fourth Year Chinese (3)
  • CHI 480 Departmental Honors (3-6)

Note: These selected courses may be used in related hours if not used as selected courses.

C. Related Hours (12 credit 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 400.6 Senior Capstone: Asian History (3)
  • HST 434 The Silk Road (3)
  • GEO 410.B Regional Analysis of China (3)

Japan

  • ART 312 Japanese Painting and Prints (3)
  • ATH 390Z Pokémon: Local and Global Cultures (3)
  • HST 356 Modern Japanese History (3)
  • JPN 231 Japanese Tales of the Supernatural in English Translation (3)
  • CHI/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 Intro to Japanese Linguistics (3)
  • JPN 402 Fourth Year Japanese (3)

East Asia

  • GEO 308 Geography of East Asia (3)
  • GEO 408 Geography of the Silk Road (3)
  • POL 335 Politics of China and Japan (3)
  • POL 375 Int’l Relations of East Asia (3)

Linguistics

  • ATH/GER 309 or Introduction to Linguistics
  • ENG/SPN 303 (Same course title as above)

*The Japanese Minor will also satisfy this requirement