Discontinued Program - East Asian Languages and Cultures

Program:
East Asian Languages and Cultures
Program Code:
0984 East Asian Languages & Culture
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Arts
Start Term:
FS92
End Term:
SS10
Department:
Department of Linguistics, Languages and Cultures


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Linguistics, Languages and Cultures

Undergraduate Programs
East Asian Languages and Cultures

Students in the Bachelor of Arts degree program with a major in East Asian Languages and Cultures complete a concentration in either Chinese or Japanese consistent with their interests and educational and career goals.  The major in East Asian Languages and Cultures may be combined with a major in any one of a number of other fields.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in East Asian Languages and Cultures

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in East Asian Languages and Cultures.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the East Asian Languages and Cultures major is met by completing Asian Languages 401 or 464.  Those courses are referenced in item 3. a. below.
  2. The requirements of the College of Arts and Letters for the Bachelor of Arts degree.

    The completion of Chinese 201 and 202, or Japanese 201 and 202, referenced in item 3. b. below satisfies the College's requirement of second–year competency in a foreign language.

    The completion of requirement 3. e. below satisfies one of the cognates that the College requires.  The second cognate must be in a field outside the College of Arts and Letters.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
                   
    a. Three of the following courses (9 credits):  
      ASN 401 East Asian Cultures (W) 3
      ASN 464 Studies in the Literature of Asia and the Asian Diaspora (W) 3
      CHS 350 Studies in the Chinese Language 3
      JPN 350 Studies in Japanese Language 3
    b. One of the following concentrations (24 credits):  
      Chinese (24 credits):  
      (1) All of the following courses:  
        CHS 201 Second–Year Chinese I 5
        CHS 202 Second–Year Chinese II 5
        CHS 301 Third–Year Chinese I 4
        CHS 302 Third–Year Chinese II 4
        CHS 401 Fourth–Year Chinese I 3
        CHS 402 Fourth–Year Chinese II 3
      Japanese (24 credits):  
      (1) All of the following courses:  
        JPN 201 Second–Year Japanese I 5
        JPN 202 Second–Year Japanese II 5
        JPN 301 Third–Year Japanese I 4
        JPN

    302

    Third–Year Japanese II 4
        JPN

    401

    Fourth–Year Japanese I 3
        JPN

    402

    Fourth–Year Japanese II  3
    c. A capstone experience.  This requirement may be satisfied by completing special assignments in Asian Languages 401 or 464, by completing CHS 499 Senior Thesis Research or JPN 499  Senior Thesis Research, or by completing special assignments during an approved overseas study program.  
    d. East Asian Languages and Cultures electives:  Additional credits in Asian Languages and in Chinese or Japanese to meet the requirement of at least 31, but not more than 40, credits in courses in the major.  
    e. A cognate of 12 credits from within the College of Arts and Letters. At least 6 credits in courses related to East Asian history, arts, and humanities must be included in the cognate. Both the cognate and the related courses must be approved by the student's academic advisor.

    A student with a major in East Asian Languages and Cultures must earn a minimum grade–point average of 2.00 in the courses listed in items 3. a. through 3. d. above.

    Only one of the following courses may be used to satisfy the requirement referenced in item 3. a.:  Chinese 350 or Japanese 350.