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Updated: Thu, 07/18/2024 - 18:12

Gradual reopening continues on downtown campus. See Campus Public Safety website for details.

La réouverture graduelle du campus du centre-ville se poursuit. Complément d'information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention.

East Asian Studies: Cultural Studies


The Department of East Asian Studies offers a rigorous, innovative and interdisciplinary environment to learn about critical and historical approaches to the study of East Asian arts, cultures, histories, languages, literatures, media and social practices. This minor allows you to specifically focus on East Asian culture and does not include a language course requirement.  

The department is multidisciplinary and covers everything from anthropology, archeology, art history, ethnic studies, film and media studies, gender and women's studies, history and literature, to religious studies.  

This unique curriculum in East Asian Studies will allow you to gain an intellectually rich, historically informed, theoretically sophisticated and materially grounded understanding of China, Japan and Korea as spaces of dynamic formation and transformation.  


This minor introduces students to East Asian cultures through a range of disciplines, each with their own lens and methodologies. A multidisciplinary education can prepare you for many career paths. You might pursue graduate studies or research in the field, or apply your knowledge to work in other areas. 

You could become a professional: 

  • Journalist
  • Diplomat
  • Community worker
  • Researcher
  • Historian 

Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Arts.

See the full eligibility information for more information about deadlines and required documents for your application. 

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