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East Asian Studies: Language (Supplementary)


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.  

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 minor is designed for students who have a background in an East Asian language and wish to develop their skills and study the language at an advanced level. You can choose to focus on the language, or take a combination of language and culture classes. 

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, all while developing proficiency in languages of the region. 


You will come out of the program with advanced knowledge of an East Asian language, a key skill in all industries. You could pursue graduate studies or research in the field, or apply your knowledge to work in other areas. 

You could become a professional: 

  • Journalist  
  • Diplomat   
  • Translator   
  • Community worker   
  • Interpreter  

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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