International and Area Studies / Undergraduate Study

East Asian Studies Minor

The East Asian Studies minor is designed for students who wish to augment their major with concerted study of the history, culture, and society of East Asia — China, Korea, and Japan — from an interdisciplinary and modern perspective.

To be admitted to the minor, students must be in good academic standing (overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better) and have completed all lower-division minor courses with a GPA of 2.0 or better in those courses.

Required Lower-Division Courses (13 to 15 units): International and Area Studies 1 and two international societies and cultures courses from Anthropology 3, Comparative Literature 1D (or 2DW or 4DW), Economics 1, 2, Ethnomusicology 5, 25, Geography 3, 4, 6, History 2B, 22, Political Science 50 (or 50R), Sociology 1, World Arts and Cultures 20, 33. Students may substitute one area studies preparation course (from Art History 29, Asian 30, 70A, 70B, 70C, Chinese 50, 50W, M60, M60W, Clusters 25A, History 9C, 11B, 97G, International and Area Studies 33, Japanese 50, 70, Korean 50, or M60) toward the international societies and cultures preparation requirement.

Required Upper-Division Courses (20 to 21 units): Five area studies group 1 courses as follows: (1) two humanities and arts group 1 courses from Art History C148D, C148E, C150B, Asian 130, 151, 152, 161, 162, 163, Chinese C120, 130A, 130B, 135, 139, C150A, C150B, 151, 152, 154, 155, C156, 157, CM160, 165, 174, 176, 180, 185, 191B, Comparative Literature M176, Ethnomusicology C156A, C159, 160, 161J (must be taken twice to equal one 4-unit course), Japanese C112, 130A, 130B, 130C, C131, C150, 151, 154, 155, 157, CM160, 161, 170, C182, 191B, Korean C105A, C105B, C105C, 130A, 130B, C149, C151, 154, 155, CM160, 172, 177, 178, 180C, 181, 182, 183, 187, 191B, Theater 102A, (2) two social sciences group 1 courses from Anthropology M145T, 163P, 163Q, 163R, Asian American Studies 171A, 171B, 171C, Gender Studies M170C, M173B, Geography 139, 158, 186, History 169B, 170B, 170D, 172C, 173A, M173C, Political Science 135, 159A, 159B, 160, Sociology 181A, 181B, and (3) one additional elective course selected from the group 1 lists above or from the group 2 list below.

The area studies electives listed above (group 1) focus on contemporary issues of that region after 1750. Students may substitute a maximum of one upper-division course with focus on earlier historical aspects of the region or on diasporas with origins related to the region toward the area studies additional elective category (item 3 above). The course may be selected from the following group 2 list: Anthropology 116Q, Art History C148A, C148B, C148C, 152A, C152B, C152D, 154B, Asian American Studies 111, 113, 121, 122B, 130A, M130C, 131A, 131B, 131C, 132A, Chinese C138, 140A through 140D, M153, C175, 182, M183, 184, 186, 191A, History 152, 170A, 172B, Japanese 140A, 140B, 140C, C149, 165, 172, 191A, Korean 150, 175, 176, 180A, 180B, 184A, or 191A.

One upper-division language course (advanced level) may be applied to item 3 above by petition to the chair of the program.

A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major requirements or another minor.

Each minor course must be taken for a letter grade, and students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better in the minor. Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.