Undergraduate Program


The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations (EALC) offers a BA program in East Asian studies that introduces students to the traditional and modern civilizations of China, Japan, and Korea, and provides them with the opportunity to achieve a basic reading and speaking knowledge of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. This program is interdisciplinary and students may take relevant courses in both the humanities and the social sciences.

Students in other fields of study may also complete a minor in EALC. Information follows the description of the major.

For a description of our program, please go to the College Catalog.

Director of Undergraduate Studies:
Paul Copp, Wieboldt 301G, 773-834-1689, pcopp@uchicago.edu

Director of Graduate Studies:
Hoyt Long, 773-834-1868, hoytlong@uchicago.edu.

Undergraduates interested in majoring in East Asian Languages and Civilizations should make an appointment with the Director of Undergraduate Studies.  Interested students should also sign up for the listserve to receive announcements relating to this program. You can be added to the listserve by contacting Department Administrator Dawn Brennan, dbrennan@uchicago.edu. Finally, students should communicate their decision to their College Adviser and/or indicate it on cMore.


For more information on our study abroad program in Beijing, click here.