Honors and Awards
In order to qualify for departmental honors, students must have a GPA of at least 3.7 in classes for the major and have submitted an honors senior thesis of distinction. The faculty of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures submits recommendations to the College Committee on Honors for confirmation. Normally no more than ten percent of the graduating majors in the department receive departmental honors. In addition, EALAC students are eligible to receive both Latin and Phi Beta Kappa Honors conferred by Columbia College and Phi Beta Kappa inductees.
In addition, the Japanese language program awards the Keiko Chevray Award and the Mary Hue Award for Japanese language; the Korean language program awards (from 2014-2105) The Center for Korean Research Manhae Prize for Korean Language; and beginning in the 2014-15 academic year, students in the Chinese language program will be eligible for the Columbia Award for Chinese Language Study.
Dana Benami (Departmental Honors, Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude)
Julia Chen (Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude)
Jieun Lim (Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude)
Sarah Parks (Cum Laude)
Julian Richardson, Keiko Chevray Award for Japanese Language
Mark Zsalkiewicz, Mary Hue Award for Japanese Language