East Asian Studies courses
Electives within the Major (PDF from print YCPS)
Director of undergraduate studies: Koichi Shinohara, Rm. 404, 451 College St., 432-0839, email@example.com
FACULTY ASSOCIATED WITH THE PROGRAM OF EAST ASIAN STUDIES
Professors Daniel Botsman (History), Kang-i Sun Chang (East Asian Languages & Literatures), Deborah Davis (Sociology), Aaron Gerow (East Asian Languages & Literatures, Film Studies), Valerie Hansen (History), Edward Kamens (East Asian Languages & Literatures), William Kelly (Anthropology), Tina Lu (East Asian Languages & Literatures), Peter Perdue (History), Frances Rosenbluth (Political Science), Helen Siu (Anthropology), William Summers (History of Science, History of Medicine), John Treat (East Asian Languages & Literatures), Jing Tsu (East Asian Languages & Literatures), Anne Underhill (Anthropology), Mimi Yiengpruksawan (History of Art)
Associate Professor Karen Nakamura (Anthropology)
Assistant Professors Seok-ju Cho (Political Science), Fabian Drixler (History), William Fleming (East Asian Languages & Literatures), William Honeychurch (Anthropology), Andrew Quintman (Religious Studies), Chloe Starr (Divinity School), Jeremy Wallace (Visiting), Eric Weese (Economics), Jessica Weiss (Political Science)
Senior Lecturers Annping Chin (History), Stephen Roach (Global Affairs), Koichi Shinohara (Religious Studies, East Asian Languages & Literatures)
Lecturers Martin Bale, Amy Lelyveld, Di Yin Lu, Akira Shimizu
Senior Lector II Seungja Choi
Senior Lectors Hsiu-hsien Chan, Min Chen, Koichi Hiroe, Zhengguo Kang, Angela Lee-Smith, Rongzhen Li, Ninghui Liang, Yoshiko Maruyama, Ling Mu, Michiaki Murata, Hiroyo Nishimura, Masahiko Seto, Jianhua Shen, Mari Stever, Wei Su, Haiwen Wang, Yu-lin Wang-Saussy, Peisong Xu, William Zhou
Lector Yukie Mammoto
In 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 that serves as excellent preparation for graduate study or for business and professional careers in which an understanding of East Asia is essential.
The major The 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.
The prerequisite to the major is completion of study at the L2 level of an East Asian language taught at Yale. Beyond this prerequisite, the major consists of thirteen course credits, which may include up to six taken in a preapproved program of study abroad. Six course credits must be taken in East Asian language courses, including a course at the L4 level and one year of advanced study (L5) with readings in the East Asian language.
Beyond the language requirement, the major includes seven course credits, six in the country or area of concentration and one outside it. Of the course credits in the area of concentration, one must be in the premodern period, at least two must be seminars, and one is the senior requirement (a senior seminar culminating in a senior thesis, a one-term senior essay, or a two-term directed research project). These courses are normally taken at Yale during the academic year, but with prior approval of the director of undergraduate studies the requirement may be fulfilled through successful course work undertaken elsewhere.
A maximum of one course taken Credit/D/Fail may be counted toward the requirements of the major, with permission of the director of undergraduate studies.
Senior requirement All students must satisfy a senior requirement undertaken during the senior year. This requirement can be met in one of three ways. Students may take one seminar in the country or area of concentration, culminating in a senior thesis. Alternatively, students who are unable to write a senior essay in a seminar may complete a one-term senior essay in EAST 480 or a one-credit, two-term senior research project in EAST 491, 492 culminating in an essay.
Upon entering the major, students are expected to draw up an intellectually coherent sequence of courses in consultation with the director of undergraduate studies. They must consult with the director of undergraduate studies each term concerning their course schedules. They should identify as soon as possible a faculty adviser in their area of specialization. As a multidisciplinary program, 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 in both the humanities and the social sciences, as well as residential college seminars, for additional relevant courses. The stated area of concentration of each student determines the relevance and acceptability of other courses. For a complete listing of courses approved for the major, see the East Asian Studies Council Web site. Students are also encouraged to visit the IplanYale Web site for help in planning the major.
REQUIREMENTS OF THE MAJOR
Prerequisite L2 level of an East Asian language taught at Yale
Number of courses 13 course credits beyond prereq (incl senior req); up to 6 may be in preapproved study abroad
Distribution of courses 6 course credits in East Asian lang courses, incl 1 L4 course and 1 year at L5 level with readings in the lang; 6 addtl course credits in country or area of concentration, incl 1 in premodern era and 2 sems; 1 course credit on East Asia outside country or area of concentration
Senior requirement 1 senior-year sem culminating in a senior thesis, or one-term senior essay in EAST 480, or one-credit, two-term senior research project in EAST 491, 492