Introduction to Majors and Minors

Major Programs

The Department offers the Bachelor of Arts undergraduate degree. Courses that it offers cover the languages, cultures, literatures, and linguistics of China, Japan, and Korea. Courses taught in English introduce students from many disciplines to the cultures, philosophy, and literatures of these countries. Courses in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean enable students to progress from an elementary working knowledge of either language to an oral and written fluency. Once students have mastered basic patterns of speech and grammar, they are introduced gradually to the unique writing systems of the languages.

Chinese Major

Students enrolled in the Chinese Major Program are required to design their programs from courses in language, culture, literature, and linguistics. Majors must complete at least 48 semester credit hours in Chinese and Chinese-related course work. Programs should be planned in consultation with an adviser. Please contact Thomas Beyl

Japanese Major

Students enrolled in the Japanese Major Program are required to design their programs from courses in language, culture literature, and linguistics. Majors must complete at least 48 semester credit hours in Japanese and Japanese-related course work. Programs should be planned in consultation with an adviser. Please contact Thomas Beyl

Korean Major

Students enrolled in the Korean Major Program are required to design their programs from courses in language, culture literature, and linguistics. Majors must complete at least 48 semester credit hours in Japanese and Japanese-related course work. Programs should be planned in consultation with an adviser. Please contact Thomas Beyl

Minor Programs

The following information are guidelines governing minor programs:

  • Minor programs are not required for graduation.
  • A student may not take a major and a minor in the same subject.
  • Courses used on the minor may not be used on the major unless prior approval has been given by the Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee. Where appropriate, overlap between the LAC/LAR and a minor is permissible unless specifically disallowed for an individual minor.
  • Some minors need individual approval by a faculty member; others do not. Sheets describing the individual minor carry this information.
  • Students need not file their minor programs until they file their graduation applications,that is, three quarters before they plan to graduate.
  • Once a minor is on file in the college office, any changes must be discussed with the faculty adviser and/or the ASC counselor.
  • No more than 6 hours of transfer credit may be applied to any minor.
  • No grade below a C- will be permitted in courses comprising the minor; the minimum overall PCHR of the minor shall be 2.0.
  • Courses taken on a Pass/Non-Pass basis may not be applied to the minor.

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