Undergraduate Program Overview

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.

Full detail about the major and minor, including program requirements and course offerings can be found in the College Catalog.

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 listserv to receive announcements relating to this program. You can be added to the listserv by contacting Department Administrator Dawn Brennan.

For more information on our study abroad program in Beijing, please visit the UChicago Study Abroad site.