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Undergraduate East Asian Language Studies

Submitted by darmstro on Mon, 10/03/2016 - 1:58pm

Degrees offered

We have a degree to fit your needs. The BA in East Asian Language Studies may also be taken with co-operative education (co-op).

Degree requirements

The East Asian Language Studies Major degree provides students with solid instruction in all four language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) in two main East Asian languages, Chinese and Japanese. Students in the program will choose one of the two languages as the primary study field; the other will be secondary.

Courses offered

The Field of East Asian Language Studies consists of the following categories and courses:

  • Chinese Language: Chinese 205, 207, 229, 279, 301, 303, 311, 313, 331, 333, 341, 353, 401, 403, 431, 561.

  • Japanese Language: Japanese 205, 207, 301, 303, 311, 313, 331, 333, 441, 451.

  • Chinese Studies: Chinese 309, 317, 341, 353, 355, 357, 431, 461, 561.

  • Japanese Studies: Art History 365; Japanese 309, 317, 341, 461; Strategy and Global Management 573.

  • Capstone: East Asian Language Studies 501.

Subject to department approval, courses in Chinese Studies and Japanese Studies from other disciplines will be credited towards a degree.

Note: Most of the courses listed above have prerequisites that lie outside the Field of East Asian Language Studies. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that prerequisites are completed. We encourage students to speak with a program advisor on a regular basis to assist with a degree planning.

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Apply to the Faculty of Arts through the general admissions office


EALS: Chinese Concentration Advisor 
Tel: 403-220-5300

EALS: Japanese Concentration Advisor 
Tel: 403-220-5300

Department Services Assistant
Tel: 403-220-5300