Funeral procession from Fenghuangshan Tomb 168, Jingzhou Hubei, 2nd century B.C.E. Photo by Guo Jue.

Funeral procession from Fenghuangshan Tomb 168, Jingzhou Hubei, 2nd century B.C.E. Photo by Guo Jue, Jingzhou Museum.

East Asian Studies Concentration

Please note that these requirements are for students who have declared the concentration in Spring 2014 or beyond.  For those who have declared the concentration in or before Fall 2013, please visit: http://ealac.columbia.edu/old-undergraduate-requirements/.

Prerequisite

Students must meet the following prerequisite prior to declaring the EALAC concentration: Two years of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Tibetan, or the proficiency equivalent (to be demonstrated by placement examination).

Language Requirement

Third-year Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Tibetan (completion of the W4005-W4006 level in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean; TIBT G4611-G4612 level in Tibetan), or the proficiency equivalent (to be demonstrated by placement examination). Students of Chinese may also complete W4003N-W4004N to meet the third year requirement.

Students who test out of three years or more of a language must take an additional year of that language or another East Asian language at Columbia in order to satisfy the language requirement.

Introductory Courses

AHUM V3400 (4 points) and one of the following four 4-point survey courses: ASCE V2359, ASCE V2361, ASCE V2363, ASCE V2365.

Electives

Two East Asia-related courses in EALAC or any other department at Columbia or Barnard at the 3000- or 4000-level, subject to approval by the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Concentrators may count Classical Chinese, Classical Japanese or Classical Tibetan as one of the electives for this requirement.

Concentrators are not eligible for the Senior Thesis Program or for Departmental Honors.

 

For questions regarding the concentration in East Asian Languages and Culture, please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Theodore Hughes (th2150@columbia.edu).