East Asian Studies Major Requirements

East Asian Studies Major Requirements

East Asian Studies is a strong and vibrant program at UC Davis. Our faculty research and teach across the disciplines from the Humanities and Social Sciences to the various other sciences. Disciplines include Anthropology, Art History, Agriculture and Plant Sciences, Geology, History, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, Literature, Nutrition and more. Major Check Sheets are available for our major requirements.

REQUIREMENTS

Lower Division:

Requirements Lower Division Courses
Choose 2 from: History: HIS 9A, HIS 9B, or HIS 9C (cross-listed as EAS 88)
Choose 1 from: Art History: AHI 1D
Chinese: CHN 7, CHN 10, CHN 11
Comparative Literature: COM 53A
East Asian Studies: EAS 88
Japanese: JPN 10, JPN 25, JPN 50
Religious Studies: RST 75
Choose 2 from:

Chinese: CHN 1 and CHN 2
Japanese: JPN 1 and JPN 2
Or the equivalent of Chinese, Japanese, or other East Asian Language study.

Upper Division:

  • Depth Subject Matter Requirement - Choose 24 units from: 
  • ANTHROPOLOGY 

    - ANT 134 - Buddhism in Global Culture (4)

    - ANT 137 - Meditation and Culture (4)

    - ANT 143A - Ethnology of Southeast Asia (4)

    - ANT 148A - Culture and Political Economy in Contemporary China (4)


    ART HISTORY

    - AHI 157: Buddhist Art (Same as RST 171) (4)

    - AHI 163A - Early Chinese Art (4)

    - AHI 163B - Chinese Painting (4)

    - AHI 163C - Early Modern Chinese Painting (4)

    - AHI 163D: Art from China 1900 to the Present (4)

    - AHI 164 - The Arts of Japan (4)

    - AHI 190F - Undergraduate Seminar in Art History: Chinese (4)

    - AHI 190G - Undergraduate Seminar in Art History: Japanese (4)


    CHINESE

    - CHN 100A - Chinese Intellectual Traditions: Daoist Traditions (4)

    - CHN 100B - Confucian Traditions (4)

    - CHN 101 - Chinese Film (4)

    - CHN 102 - Chinese American Literature (In English) (4)

    - CHN 103 - Modern Chinese Drama (4)

    - CHN 104 - Modern Chinese Fiction (in English) (4)

    - CHN 105 - Western Influences on Twentieth-Century Chinese Literature (in English) (4)

    - CHN 106 - Chinese Poetry (in English) (4)

    - CHN 107 - Traditional Chinese Fiction (in English) (4)

    - CHN 108 - Poetry of China and Japan (in English) (4)

    - CHN 109A - Topics in Chinese Literature; Crime and Punishment (4)

    - CHN 109C - Topics in Chinese Literature; Women Writers (in English) (4)

    - CHN 109D - Topics in Chinese Literature; The Knight-Errant (in English) (4)

    - CHN 109E - Topics in Chinese Literature; The City in Fiction (in English) (4)

    - CHN 109G - Topics in Chinese Literature; The Literature of Twentieth-Century Taiwan (in English) (4)

    - CHN 109H - Topics in Chinese Literature; Popular Literature (in English) (4)

    - CHN 109I - Topics in Chinese Literature; Scholar & The Courtesan (in English) (4)

    - CHN 110: Great Writers of China: Texts & Context (in English) (4)


    COMMUNITY & REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT 

    - CRD 153A - International Community Development: Asia (4)
     

    COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

    - COM 110 - Hong Kong Cinema (4)

    - COM 112: Japanese Cinema (4)

    - COM 153 - The Forms of Asian Literature (4)


    DESIGN 

    - DES 142A - World Textiles: Eastern Hemisphere (4)
     

    DRAMATIC ART

    - DRA 144A - Introduction to Traditional Chinese Embodied Culture (4)

    - DRA 144B - Traditional Chinese Physical Culture (4)

    - DRA 144C - Daoist Philosophy in Traditional Chinese Movement Culture (4)

    - DRA 154 - Asian Theatre and Drama: Contexts and Forms (4)


    EAST ASIAN STUDIES

    - EAS 113 - Cinema and Society in China (4)

    - EAS 190 - East Asian Studies Seminar (4)


    ECONOMICS

    - ECN 171 - Economy of East Asia (4)


    HISTORY

    - HIS 102G - Undergraduate Proseminar in History; China to 1800 (5)

    - HIS 102H - Undergraduate Proseminar in History; China Since 1800 (5)

    - HIS 102N - Undergraduate Proseminar in History; Japan (5)

    - HIS 191A - Classical China (4)

    - HIS 191B - High Imperial China (4)

    - HIS 191C - Late Imperial China (4)

    - HIS 191D - Nineteenth Century China: The Empire Confronts the West (4)

    - HIS 191E - The Chinese Revolution (4)

    - HIS 191F - History of the People's Republic of China (4)

    - HIS 191G - Special Topics in Chinese History to 1800 (4)

    - HIS 191H - Special Topics in Chinese History after 1800 (4)

    - HIS 191J - Sex and Society in Modern Chinese History (4)

    - HIS 194A - Aristocratic and Feudal Japan

    - HIS 194B - Early Modern Japan (4)

    - HIS 194C - Modern Japan (4)

    - HIS 194D - Business and Labor in Modern Japan (4)

    - HIS 194E - Education and Technology in Modern Japan (4)

    - HIS 195B - History of Modern Korea (4)

    - HIS 195C: A History of Vietnam (4)
     

    JAPANESE

    - JPN 101 - Japanese Literature in Translation: The Early Period (4)

    - JPN 102 - Japanese Literature in Translation: The Middle Period (4)

    - JPN 103 - Japanese Literature in Translation: The Modern Period (4)

    - JPN 104 - Modern Japanese Literature: War and Revolution (3)

    - JPN 105 - Modern Japanese Literature: Hero and Anti-hero (4)

    - JPN 106 - Japanese Culture Through Film (4)

    - JPN 107 - Modern Japanese Autobiographies (in English) (4)

    - JPN 108 - Poetry of China and Japan (in English) (4)

    - JPN 109 - Japanese Popular Culture (4)

    - JPN 152 - Traditional Japanese Drama (4)

    - JPN 153: Love, Sexuality & the Family in Modern Japanese Literature (4)

    - JPN 154: Tourism & Heritage in Japan (4)

    - JPN 155: Introduction to Japanese Folklore (4)

    - JPN 156 -Japanese Literature on Film (4)

    - JPN 157 -Japanese Women Writers (4)

    - JPN 158: The Supernatural in Japan (4)

    - JPN 159: The “Other” in Modern Japanese Literature & Culture (4)

    - JPN 160: The Culture of Japanese Food (4)

    - JPN 162: Japan Travelogue: Ethnographic Writing on Japanese Culture & People (4)

    - JPN 165: Sexuality & Love in Premodern Japanese Literature (4)
     

    MUSIC

    - MUS 129C - Musics of East & Southeast Asia (4)

     

    POLITICAL SCIENCE

    - POL 148B - Government and Politics in East Asia: Japan (4)

     

    RELIGIOUS STUDIES

    - RST 165 - Islam in Asia (4)

    - RST 170 - Buddhism (4)

    - RST 172 - Ch'an (Zen) Buddhism (4)

    - RST 175A - Chinese Intellectual Traditions: Daoist Traditions (4)

     

    SOCIOLOGY

    - SOC 145A: Sociology of Third World Development (4)

    - SOC 147 - Sociological Perspectives on East Asia (4)

    - SOC 188 - Markets, Culture and Inequality in China (4)

  • Elective Requirement - Choose 16 units from:

  • Any EAS special course (approved courses: EAS 190, 192, 194H, 196A-B, 198—maximum 12 units from this list); any CHN or JPN upper division course; any Depth Subject Matter course; any upper division EAP course focusing on East Asia or Southeast Asia.