Administered by the Chinese Studies Department.
EAS majors gain a comprehensive knowledge of at least one East Asian civilization, including its culture, history and contemporary conditions. EAS is an interdisciplinary major; it requires study of language, literature, history, religion, and social sciences. Advanced study of Chinese language is the core of the major, because the body of knowledge comprising an EAS major cannot be mastered without advanced language study. (Students who become proficient in Chinese by the sophomore year may study a second East Asian language for the major, including during Study Abroad). EAS majors will be prepared for graduate study in East Asian Studies and other disciplines with an East Asian focus. Study abroad is required.