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Minor Concentrations

Minor Concentration in East Asian Language and Literature (Expandable)

 

Program Requirementspicture of Tokyo Park winter 2011Tokyo Park winter 2011
This program may be expanded to the Major Concentration East Asian Studies.

 

Complementary Courses (18 credits)
18 credits selected as specified below. Introduction to East Asian Culture
3 credits, one of the following courses:

  • EAST 211 Intro:East Asian Culture:China 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EAST 212 Intro:East Asian Culture:Japan 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EAST 213 Intro:East Asian Culture:Korea 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

Asian Language

9 credits of language (see the list below). Students may meet this requirement by passing the first level of Korean, Chinese or Japanese with a grade of "C" or better. Students with prior knowledge of an Asian language may substitute a second level in place of a first level. Or, these students may take 6 credits of language at the 400-level or above from the list and an additional 3 credits of East Asian Studies (EAST) courses.

Note: Admission to language courses is subject to placement tests.

EAST 220D1 First Level Korean 4.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 220D2 First Level Korean 4.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 230D1 First Level Chinese 4.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 230D2 First Level Chinese 4.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 240D1 First Level Japanese 4.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 240D2 First Level Japanese 4.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 241 Japanese Writing Beginners 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 242 Japanese Writing Beginners 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 341 Japanese Writing Intermed. 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 342 Japanese Writing Intermed. 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 320D1 Second Level Korean 4.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 320D2 Second Level Korean 4.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 330D1 Second Level Chinese 4.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 330D2 Second Level Chinese 4.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
EAST 340D1 Second Level Japanese 4.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 340D2 Second Level Japanese 4.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 420 Third Level Korean 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 421 Third Level Korean 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 430D1 Third Level Chinese 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 430D2 Third Level Chinese 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 440D1 Third Level Japanese 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 440D2 Third Level Japanese 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 520 Course not available

EAST 521 Course not available

EAST 530D1 Fourth Level Chinese 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 530D2 Fourth Level Chinese 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 533 Classical Chinese 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 534 Classical Chinese 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 535 Course not available

EAST 537D1 Course not available

EAST 537D2 Course not available

EAST 540D1 Fourth Level Japanese 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 540D2 Fourth Level Japanese 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 543 Classical Japanese 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 544 Classical Japanese 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

General East Asian Studies Courses (EAST)

6 credits at the 300 level or above in East Asian Studies (EAST) courses selected from:

EAST 303 Current Topics:Chin Studies 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 304 Current Topics:Chin Studies 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 305 Curr Topics:Japanese St 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 306 Curr Topics:Japanese St 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 307 Topics: Chinese Lang. & Lit. 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 308 Topics:Chinese Lang. & Lit. 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 313 Current Topics:Korean St 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 314 Current Topics:Korean St 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 350 Gender&Sexuality in ChineseLit 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 351 Women Writers of China 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 352 Crit Approaches to Chinese Lit 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 353 Approaches to Chinese Cinema 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 354 Course not available

EAST 356 Modern & Contemp. Chinese Art 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 361 Animation and New Media 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 362 Japanese Cinema 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 364 Mass Culture & Postwar Japan 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 369 Gen & Sex in Asian Media 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 370 History of Sexuality in Japan 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 385 Global Korea 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 390 The Chinese Family in History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 453 Topics: Chinese Literature 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 454 Topics: Chinese Cinema 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 456 Course not available

EAST 457 Course not available

EAST 461 Inventing Mod Japanese Novel 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 462 Japan in Asia 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 464 Image, Text, Performance 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 467 Topics: Japanese Cinema 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 468 Science and Technology: Asia 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 491 Tutorial:East Asian Lang&Lit 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 492 Tutorial:East Asian Lang&Lit 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 493 Spec Topics:East Asian St 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 494 Spec Topics:East Asian St 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 501 Adv Top in Japanese Studies 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 502 Adv Top in Japanese Studies 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 503 Adv Top in Chinese Studies 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 504 Adv Top in Chinese Studies 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 515 Seminar: Beyond Orientalism 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 550 Class Chin PoetryThemes&Genres 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 551 Technol of Self in Early China 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 559 Adv Topics: Chinese Literature 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 562 Japanese Lit Theory & Practice 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 563 Images,Ideograms,Aesthetics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 564 Structures of Modernity: Asia 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 569 Adv Topics:Japanese Literature 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 582 Japanese Culture and Society 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


Minor Concentration in East Asian Cultural Studies (Expandable)

Complementary Courses (18 credits), which must include:

6 credits chosen from EAST 211, EAST 212, and EAST 213.
12 credits in East Asian Literature, Culture, and Society courses as listed in the ECalendar.


Supplementary Minor Concentration East Asian Language (18 credits)

Program Requirements

This program may not be expanded to the Major Concentration East Asian Studies.

The program offers students who have a background in an East Asian language the opportunity to study this language at the advanced level (300 level and above), including the classical language.

Complementary Courses

There are two options.

18 credits in second, third, or fourth level language courses in a single East Asian language, or a combination of an advanced language and other courses in East Asian culture, literature, or society at the 300 level or above, chosen in consultation with the Departmental Program Adviser.

The Japanese Studies Minor Adviser is Mrs. miwako.uesaka [at] mcgill.ca (Miwako Uesaka).
The Chinese Studies Minor Adviser is Mrs. myunghee.kim [at] mcgill.ca (Myunghee Kim).

Major Concentration

Complementary Courses (36 credits)

6 credits, chosen from the following introductory East Asian courses:

EAST 211 Intro:East Asian Culture:China 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 212 Intro:East Asian Culture:Japan 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 213 Intro:East Asian Culture:Korea 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

6-9 credits chosen from the following East Asian language courses:

PLEASE NOTE: Admission to language classes is subject to placement tests.

EAST 220D1 First Level Korean 4.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 220D2 First Level Korean 4.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 230D1 First Level Chinese 4.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 230D2 First Level Chinese 4.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 240D1 First Level Japanese 4.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 240D2 First Level Japanese 4.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 241 Japanese Writing Beginners 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 242 Japanese Writing Beginners 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 341 Japanese Writing Intermed. 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 342 Japanese Writing Intermed. 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 320D1 Second Level Korean 4.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 320D2 Second Level Korean 4.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 330D1 Second Level Chinese 4.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 330D2 Second Level Chinese 4.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 340D1 Second Level Japanese 4.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 340D2 Second Level Japanese 4.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 420 Third Level Korean 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 421 Third Level Korean 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 430D1 Third Level Chinese 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 430D2 Third Level Chinese 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 440D1 Third Level Japanese 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 440D2 Third Level Japanese 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 520 Course not available

EAST 521 Course not available

EAST 530D1 Fourth Level Chinese 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 530D2 Fourth Level Chinese 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 533 Classical Chinese 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 534 Classical Chinese 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 535 Course not available

EAST 537D1 Course not available

EAST 537D2 Course not available

EAST 540D1 Fourth Level Japanese 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 540D2 Fourth Level Japanese 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 543 Classical Japanese 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 544 Classical Japanese 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 547 Advanced Translation: Japanese 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

21-24 credits chosen from the East Asian Literature, Culture, and Society courses as listed in the ECalendar. At least 6 credits must be at the 400 or 500 level.

You may also select equivalent courses in consultation with the Major Undergraduate Advisor.


Honours in East Asian Studies (60 credits)Zizhu yuan (Purple Bamboo Park), Beijing, Winter 2011

Program Requirements
According to Faculty regulations, Honours students must maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.00 and maintain a minimum program GPA of 3.00.

Honours thesis:

  • EAST 498D1 Honours Thesis: East Asian Studies (3 credits)
  • EAST 498D2 Honours Thesis: East Asian Studies (3 credits)

East Asian Language (24 credits)

24 credits of an East Asian language selected from the list below.

Note: Admission to language courses is subject to placement tests.6 credits of introductory courses in East Asian Culture from:EAST 215 Introduction to East Asian Art (3 credits)

EAST 303 Current Topics:Chin Studies 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 304 Current Topics:Chin Studies 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 305 Curr Topics:Japanese St 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 306 Curr Topics:Japanese St 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 307 Topics: Chinese Lang. & Lit. 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 308 Topics:Chinese Lang. & Lit. 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 313 Current Topics:Korean St 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 314 Current Topics:Korean St 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 350 Gender&Sexuality in ChineseLit 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 351 Women Writers of China 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 352 Crit Approaches to Chinese Lit 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 353 Approaches to Chinese Cinema 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 354 Course not available

EAST 356 Modern & Contemp. Chinese Art 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 358 Later Chinese Art (960-1911) 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 362 Japanese Cinema 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 364 Mass Culture & Postwar Japan 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 370 History of Sexuality in Japan 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 385 Global Korea 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 390 The Chinese Family in History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 453 Topics: Chinese Literature 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 454 Topics: Chinese Cinema 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 456 Course not available

EAST 457 Course not available

EAST 461 Inventing Mod Japanese Novel 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 462 Japan in Asia 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 467 Topics: Japanese Cinema 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 468 Science and Technology: Asia 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 491 Tutorial:East Asian Lang&Lit 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 492 Tutorial:East Asian Lang&Lit 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 493 Spec Topics:East Asian St 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 494 Spec Topics:East Asian St 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 501 Adv Top in Japanese Studies 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 502 Adv Top in Japanese Studies 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 503 Adv Top in Chinese Studies 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 504 Adv Top in Chinese Studies 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 515 Seminar: Beyond Orientalism 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 550 Class Chin PoetryThemes&Genres 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 551 Technol of Self in Early China 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 559 Adv Topics: Chinese Literature 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 562 Japanese Lit Theory & Practice 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 563 Images,Ideograms,Aesthetics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 569 Adv Topics:Japanese Literature 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 582 Japanese Culture and Society 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

30 credits of courses in East Asian Literature, Culture and Society.

Including 6 credits of introductory courses in East Asian Culture from:

EAST 211 Introduction: East Asian Culture: China (3 credits)
EAST 212 Introduction: East Asian Culture: Japan (3 credits)
EAST 213 Introduction: East Asian Culture: Korea (3 credits)

As well as 24 credits chosen from the list below of which at least 6 credits must be at the 400 level or above. One 400-level course must be taken before commencing the thesis.

EAST 303 Current Topics:Chin Studies 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 304 Current Topics:Chin Studies 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 305 Curr Topics:Japanese St 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 306 Curr Topics:Japanese St 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 307 Topics: Chinese Lang. & Lit. 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 308 Topics:Chinese Lang. & Lit. 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 313 Current Topics:Korean St 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 314 Current Topics:Korean St 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 350 Gender&Sexuality in ChineseLit 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 351 Women Writers of China 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 352 Crit Approaches to Chinese Lit 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 353 Approaches to Chinese Cinema 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 354 Course not available

EAST 356 Modern & Contemp. Chinese Art 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 361 Animation and New Media 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 362 Japanese Cinema 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 364 Mass Culture & Postwar Japan 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 369 Gen & Sex in Asian Media 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 370 History of Sexuality in Japan 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 385 Global Korea 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 390 The Chinese Family in History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 453 Topics: Chinese Literature 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 454 Topics: Chinese Cinema 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 456 Course not available

EAST 457 Course not available

EAST 461 Inventing Mod Japanese Novel 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 462 Japan in Asia 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 464 Image, Text, Performance 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 467 Topics: Japanese Cinema 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 468 Science and Technology: Asia 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 491 Tutorial:East Asian Lang&Lit 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 492 Tutorial:East Asian Lang&Lit 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 493 Spec Topics:East Asian St 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 494 Spec Topics:East Asian St 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 501 Adv Top in Japanese Studies 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 502 Adv Top in Japanese Studies 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 503 Adv Top in Chinese Studies 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 504 Adv Top in Chinese Studies 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 515 Seminar: Beyond Orientalism 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 550 Class Chin PoetryThemes&Genres 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 551 Technol of Self in Early China 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 559 Adv Topics: Chinese Literature 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 562 Japanese Lit Theory & Practice 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 563 Images,Ideograms,Aesthetics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 564 Structures of Modernity: Asia 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 569 Adv Topics:Japanese Literature 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 582 Japanese Culture and Society 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Courses in other departments

Anthropology (ANTH)

ANTH 329 Modern Chinese Society&Change 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


ANTH 331 Prehistory of East Asia 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


ANTH 500 Chinese Diversity & Diaspora 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Economics (ECON)

ECON 335 The Japanese Economy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


ECON 411 Econ Development:A World Area 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Geography (GEOG)

GEOG 408 Geography of Development 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

History (HIST)

HIST 208 Intro to East Asian History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

HIST 218 Modern East Asian History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

HIST 308 Formation of Chinese Tradition 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

HIST 318 Modern Japan 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

HIST 328 The Qing Empire 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

HIST 337 Mod Japanese Intellectual Hist 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

HIST 338 Twentieth-Century China 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

HIST 348 China:Science-Medicine-Tech 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

HIST 358 China's Middle Empires 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

HIST 359 Japanese Empire to 1945 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

HIST 439 History of Women in China 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

HIST 441 Topics:Culture&Ritual in China 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

HIST 442 Asian Diasp: Chinese Overseas 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

HIST 443 Topics: Modern Japan 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

HIST 445 Late Imperial China 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

HIST 485D1 Course not available

HIST 485D2 Course not available

HIST 497D1 Course not available

HIST 497D2 Course not available

HIST 581 Course not available

​Management (ORGB)

ORGB 380 Cross Cultural Management 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Political Science (POLI)

POLI 349 Foreign Policy: Asia 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Religious Studies (RELG)

RELG 253 Religions of East Asia 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

RELG 264 Introductory Tibetan 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

RELG 265 Introductory Tibetan 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

RELG 339 Gender & Sexuality in Buddhism 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

RELG 344 Mahayana Buddhism 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

RELG 352 Japanese Relig: Hist & Thought 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

RELG 354 Chinese Religions 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

RELG 364 Intermediate Tibetan 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

RELG 365 Intermediate Tibetan 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

RELG 442 Pure Land Buddhism 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

RELG 443 Japanese Esoteric Buddhism 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

RELG 451 Zen:Maxims and Methods 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

RELG 452 East Asian Buddhism 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

RELG 464 Advanced Tibetan 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

RELG 465 Advanced Tibetan 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

RELG 549 Japanese Buddhism: Hist Cont 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Please consult the FAQ - Honours program in East Asian Studies document:   faq_honours_eas.pdf

Inquiries regarding the Major programme should be addressed to the Major Undergraduate Advisor.


Joint Honours in East Asian Studies (36 credits)

Program Requirements
Students wishing to study at the Honours level in two disciplines can combine Joint Honours program components in any two Arts disciplines. For a list of available Joint Honours programs, see Joint Honours Programs in the ECalendar.

According to Faculty regulations, Joint Honours students must maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.00 and maintain a minimum program GPA of 3.00.

Required Course (3 credits)
EAST 495D1 Joint Honours Thesis: East Asian Studies (1.5 credits)
EAST 495D2 Joint Honours Thesis: East Asian Studies (1.5 credits)

Complementary Courses (33 credits)
33 credits selected as specified below.

Introduction to East Asian Culture
6 credits, two of the following courses:

EAST 211 Intro:East Asian Culture:China 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 212 Intro:East Asian Culture:Japan 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EAST 213 Intro:East Asian Culture:Korea 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

East Asian Language

18 credits in an East Asian language above the introductory level selected from the following courses:

EAST 320D1 Second Level Korean 4.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 320D2 Second Level Korean 4.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 330D1 Second Level Chinese 4.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 330D2 Second Level Chinese 4.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 340D1 Second Level Japanese 4.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 340D2 Second Level Japanese 4.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 420 Third Level Korean 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 421 Third Level Korean 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 430D1 Third Level Chinese 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 430D2 Third Level Chinese 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 440D1 Third Level Japanese 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 520 Course not available

EAST 521 Course not available

EAST 530D1 Fourth Level Chinese 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 530D2 Fourth Level Chinese 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 533 Classical Chinese 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 534 Classical Chinese 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 535 Course not available

EAST 537D1 Course not available

EAST 537D2 Course not available

EAST 540D1 Fourth Level Japanese 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 540D2 Fourth Level Japanese 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 543 Classical Japanese 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 544 Classical Japanese 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 547 Advanced Translation: Japanese 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

East Asian Studies (EAST):

9 credits chosen from the following East Asian Studies courses; at least 3 credits must be at the 400-level or above.

EAST 303 Current Topics:Chin Studies 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 304 Current Topics:Chin Studies 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 305 Curr Topics:Japanese St 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 306 Curr Topics:Japanese St 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 307 Topics: Chinese Lang. & Lit. 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 308 Topics:Chinese Lang. & Lit. 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 313 Current Topics:Korean St 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 314 Current Topics:Korean St 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 350 Gender&Sexuality in ChineseLit 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 351 Women Writers of China 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 352 Crit Approaches to Chinese Lit 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 353 Approaches to Chinese Cinema 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 354 Course not available

EAST 356 Modern & Contemp. Chinese Art 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 361 Animation and New Media 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 362 Japanese Cinema 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 364 Mass Culture & Postwar Japan 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 369 Gen & Sex in Asian Media 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 370 History of Sexuality in Japan 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 385 Global Korea 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 390 The Chinese Family in History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 453 Topics: Chinese Literature 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 454 Topics: Chinese Cinema 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 456 Course not available

EAST 457 Course not available

EAST 461 Inventing Mod Japanese Novel 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 462 Japan in Asia 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 464 Image, Text, Performance 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 467 Topics: Japanese Cinema 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 468 Science and Technology: Asia 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 491 Tutorial:East Asian Lang&Lit 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 492 Tutorial:East Asian Lang&Lit 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 493 Spec Topics:East Asian St 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 494 Spec Topics:East Asian St 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 501 Adv Top in Japanese Studies 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 502 Adv Top in Japanese Studies 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 503 Adv Top in Chinese Studies 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 504 Adv Top in Chinese Studies 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 515 Seminar: Beyond Orientalism 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 550 Class Chin PoetryThemes&Genres 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 551 Technol of Self in Early China 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 559 Adv Topics: Chinese Literature 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 562 Japanese Lit Theory & Practice 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 563 Images,Ideograms,Aesthetics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 564 Structures of Modernity: Asia 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 569 Adv Topics:Japanese Literature 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EAST 582 Japanese Culture and Society 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Joint Honours students should consult an advisor in each department to discuss their course selection and their interdisciplinary research project (if applicable).

Admission to language classes is subject to placement tests.