The EALC Minor

All students minoring in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations must fulfill a set of Basic Requirements. These requirements are to be met within one of three linguistic and cultural concentrations:

  • Chinese Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Korean Studies

In addition to the Basic Requirements below, there are further requirements specific to each concentration.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: 8 c.u.

  • Language Requirement: 4 c.u.
  • Both basic language courses and advanced courses in literature in the original language count toward this requirement.
  • EALC001 (for Chinese minors) or EALC002 (for Japanese minors) or EALC081 (for Korean minors)
  • Electives: 3 c.u.

These will normally be content courses within the chosen concentration, but each concentration may specify additional requirements. Electives must be selected for appropriateness with the student's major advisor. Students may count up to two courses from outside the Department (i.e., not cross-listed in EALC) towards the minor electives; and up to four courses, with the special approval of the student's advisor. In no case may a student count more than half of the total minor requirements in non-EALC courses.

CONCENTRATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

Chinese:

The 4 c.u. language requirement is normally fulfilled by taking Intensive Beginning Chinese (CHIN021 and CHIN022, 4 c.u.) or four semesters of non-intensive Chinese (CHIN011, 012, 111 & 112). For those who place out of CHIN022 or CHIN112, established by placement exam or transfer credit, the language requirement is reduced to 2 c.u. so that the total minor requirement for these students is reduced to 6 c.u. The 3 electives must be non-language courses pertaining to China, but may include Classical Chinese (CHIN491 & 492). No other language courses are permissible without prior approval.

Japanese:

The 4 c.u. language requirement is normally fulfilled by taking Intensive Beginning Japanese (JPAN021 & 022, 4 c.u.) or four semesters of non-intensive Japanese (JPAN011, 012, 111 & 112). For those who place out of JPAN022 or JPAN112, established by placement exam or transfer credit, the language requirement is reduced to 2 c.u. so that the total minor requirement for these students is reduced to 6 c.u.  Of the three Japan-related electives, 2 c.u. may be additional language courses.

Korean:

Students must complete 4 cu of Korean  language, usually KORN011 & 012: Elementary Korean I & II and KORN111 & 112:  Intermediate Korean I & II.  The requirement may also be fulfilled by taking two semesters of Korean for Heritage Speakers (KORN131 and 132).  For those students who place out of      KORN112 or KORN132, established by qualifying exam or transfer credit, the language requirement is reduced to 2 cu taken at PENN so that the total minor requirement for these students is reduced to 6 cu.  The three electives should be non-language courses pertaining to Korea; however, higher level language and literature courses may be accepted with prior approval.

CONCENTRATION ADVISORS 

Chinese Studies: Dr. Adam Smith
  510 Museum
 
  215-898-9367
   
Japanese Studies: Dr. David Spafford
  855 Williams Hall
  spafford@sas.upenn.edu
  215-573-9613
   
Korean Studies: Dr. Frank Chance
  642 Williams Hall
 
  215-573-4203