East Asian Languages and Cultures- Bachelor of Arts

For information, contact the Department of German, Russian, Asian, and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures, 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 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 toward the major.

Program Requirements: Japan Concentration

(24 semester hours plus 12 related hours)

Required courses in Japanese
Second Year Japanese
and Second Year Japanese
Third Year Japanese
and Third Year Japanese
Fourth Year Japanese
Selected courses 1
Select 9 semester hours of the following:9
Japanese Tales of the Supernatural in English Translation
Drama in China and Japan in English Translation
Topics in Japanese Literature in English Translation
Survey of Japanese Cinema
Introduction to Japanese Linguistics
Fourth Year Japanese
Related hours 2
Select 12 hours of the following including at least one course from the Japan group:12
Japan:
Modern Japanese History
ATH 390Z
Pokemon:Local & Global Cultures
China:
Chinese Painting History
Traditional Chinese Literature in English Translation
Modern Chinese Literature in English Translation
Three Kingdoms
Modern Chinese Autobiography
Drama in China and Japan in Translation
Chinese Satire
Chinese Cinema and Culture
Chinese Culture Live
Fourth Year Chinese II
Cross-cultural Examination of the United States and China within an Educational Context
Chinese Education through Culture, Customs, History, and Development
Education, Educational Practice and Reform in China
Havighurst Colloquium
History of Chinese Civilization
Modern Chinese History
Women in Chinese History
China along the Silk Road before 1600
East Asia:
History of Asian Art, China, Korea, and Japan
Modern & Contemporary East Asian Art
The Rise of Industrialism in East Asia
Geography of East Asia
Geography of the Silk Road (The Heart of Asia)
Eurasian Nomads and History
Politics of East Asia
Introduction to Buddhism
Linguistics:
ATH/ENG/GER 219Introduction to Linguistics3
Total Credit Hours24
1

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

2

The Chinese minor will also satisfy this requirement.

Program Requirements: China Concentration

(24 semester hours plus 12 related hours)

Required courses in Chinese (select 12 hours) 112
Second Year Chinese
and Second Year Chinese
Third Year Chinese
and Third Year Chinese
Business Chinese I
and Business Chinese II
Chinese Verbal Theatre Performance
Select the following:
Fourth Year Chinese I 2
Selected courses 3
Select 9 semester hours of the following:9
Traditional Chinese Literature in English Translation
Modern Chinese Literature in English Translation
Three Kingdoms
Modern Chinese Autobiography
Drama in China and Japan in Translation
Chinese Satire
Chinese Cinema and Culture
Chinese Culture Live
Fourth Year Chinese II
Independent Reading for Departmental Honors
Related hours 4
Select 12 semester hours of the following including at least one course from the China group:12
China:
Chinese Painting History
Cross-cultural Examination of the United States and China within an Educational Context
Chinese Education through Culture, Customs, History, and Development
Education, Educational Practice and Reform in China
Havighurst Colloquium
History of Chinese Civilization
Modern Chinese History
Women in Chinese History
China along the Silk Road before 1600
Japan:
Modern Japanese History
Japanese Tales of the Supernatural in English Translation
Drama in China and Japan in English Translation
Topics in Japanese Literature in English Translation
Survey of Japanese Cinema
Introduction to Japanese Linguistics
Fourth Year Japanese
East Asia:
History of Asian Art, China, Korea, and Japan
Modern & Contemporary East Asian Art
The Rise of Industrialism in East Asia
Geography of East Asia
Geography of the Silk Road (The Heart of Asia)
Eurasian Nomads and History
Politics of East Asia
Introduction to Buddhism
Linguistics:
Introduction to Linguistics
Total Credit Hours33
1

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

2

CHI 401 is required for all China Concentration majors.

3

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

4

The Japanese minor will also satisfy this requirement.

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: CHI 302 or CHI 312 and CHI 401 or JPN 302 and JPN 401