An Interdepartmental Major

East Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary major offered jointly by faculty from departments at the College whose research and teaching interests focus on East Asia and from the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALC). The major is designed for students with a broad interest in East Asia. It encourages students to familiarize themselves with one or more countries or societies of East Asia and also requires that students have an area of concentration, which may be based on a country/culture or academic discipline. To major in EAS, students must fulfill requirements in Language studies, Humanities, and History and Social Sciences (see below). Through this combination of breadth and depth, students learn about the historic links between East Asian societies and how ideas, cultures, and policies flow across and shape life in East Asia today.