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Welcome to the East Asian Studies Major website for undergraduates. For more information about the major, please click on the links above or contact either of the individuals listed below.
the East Asian Studies Major, students concentrate on a country or an
area within East Asia and organize their work in the humanities or the
social sciences. The major offers a liberal education through the exploration and development of a high degree of mastery in a significant field of learning. At the same time,
it serves as excellent preparation for graduate study or for business
and professional careers in which an understanding of East Asia is
major in East Asian Studies is interdisciplinary, and students
typically select classes from a wide variety of disciplines.
The proposed course of study must be approved by the Director
of Undergraduate Studies.
An interdisciplinary program in the humanities and the social sciences administered by the Council on East Asian Studies, the East Asian Studies Major is a concentrated course of study designed to provide a broad understanding of either a country or an area within East Asia, its people, their cultures, historical developments and contemporary problems.
The major in East Asian Studies is relatively small: usually 20-25 seniors, and as many as 20 juniors, many of whom are double majors. Upon entering the major, students are expected to draw up intellectually coherent sequences of courses in consultation with the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) in East Asian Studies. Students continue this consultation with the DUS each term throughout their course of study. Students also, as soon as possible, identify and consult with a faculty adviser in the area of their specialization.
The East Asian Studies Major is interdisciplinary, and students typically select classes from a wide variety of disciplines. East Asian Studies draws on the resources of other departments and programs in the University. Students are encouraged to examine the offerings of other departments, as well as residential college seminars, for additional relevant courses in both the humanities and the social sciences.
The proposed course of study must be approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
For the 2013-2014 Academic Year, the East Asian Studies Director of Undergraduate Studies is:
Valerie Hansen, Professor of History
Room 227, Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street
Office Hours: Mondays 4:00-5:30 PM or by appointment
The East Asian Studies Registrar is:
Nicholas Disantis, Room 320, Henry R. Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue