As of fall, 2011, students may choose either one of the following two types of tracks for their major. In all cases, it is the student who is ultimately responsible for meeting departmental requirements for the major. Students are expected to be familiar with the relevant policies of the Academic Catalogue and are urged to consult with the undergraduate advisor throughout their undergraduate career at the University.
The EAS major is now a two-track major. Upon signing up as EAS majors, students will decide to be in either
(1) The Language-Intensive Track, or
(2) The Culture-Intensive Track
These two tracks mainly differ in the amount of language (Chinese or Japanese) required.
The Language-Intensive Track requires a minimum of three and a half years of language. This will be fulfilled by completing JPN 421, CHN 415, 417 (regular language courses) and/or Classical language courses CHN 422, CHN 423, or JPN 405. Students will also complete a minimum of 24 units in additional JPN, CHN, or EAS courses of their choosing. At least 6 units must be at the 400 level. In addition, there is a 1 unit Senior Capstone course (EAS 498) requirement to complete, which includes a senior project.
The Culture-Intensive Track requires a minimum of two years of language. This will be fulfilled by completing JPN 202 or CHN 202. Students will also complete a minimum of 33 units in additional JPN, CHN, or EAS courses of their choosing. At least 6 units must be at the 400 level. In addition there is a 1 unit Senior Capstone course (EAS 498) requirement to complete, which includes a senior project.
Senior Project Requirement
*All majors in EAS, no matter what track they are in, must complete the
Senior Project in the semester in which they are graduating. Please follow
- Contact an EAS faculty member you would like to work with. You must have
taken at least one class with the faculty member.
- If the faculty member agrees to work with you, have him/her sign an ADD form so you can register for EAS 498 (Senior Capstone, 1 unit.) EAS 498 registration requires department approval, which means you need a completed ADD form signed by a faculty member. Each EAS faculty member has his/her own section number for EAS 498, so make sure your ADD form has the correct section number listed.
- Meet with the faculty member to agree on which type of project you will complete. There are three types of projects:
- An 18-20 page research paper.
- An annotated English translation of approximately 20 pages of a Japanese or Chinese text.
- A public presentation, with PowerPoint, on a research topic.
All projects must be completed by no later than the last day of class in the semester in which you graduate.
For questions about EAS majors/minors and/or to declare a major/minor, contact:
Dr. Maggie Camp
To make an appointment with Dr. Camp, please click here.
For questions about language class placement, placement exams and class content, contact:
Cindy Shih (email@example.com), 520-626-3816
Mariko Karatsu (firstname.lastname@example.org), 520-621-4417
For questions about study abroad programs in China, contact:
Dr. Wenhao Diao (email@example.com), 520-621-0106
For questions about study abroad programs in Japan, contact:
Dr. Nathaniel Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org), 520-621-5476