Areas of Interest
- Business, Economics & Entrepreneurship
- Arts & Media
- Communication, Journalism & Public Relations
- Culture & Language
- English & Literature
- Interdisciplinary Studies
- Philosophy & Religious Studies
The program provides instruction in the languages, cultures, and civilizations of East Asia (China, Japan, and Korea); Asian humanities and religions; and Asian-American studies. Individual programs may emphasize the language, linguistics, literature, history, thought, religion, and society (ancient or modern) of more than one cultural area (China, Japan, or Korea). Students may specialize in the East Asian region or one or more discipline-focused studies of East Asian subjects. Advanced study of Chinese, Japanese, or Korean is required.
Culture Track Outcome 1: Understand and Value Differences; Students will be able to comprehend tradition and transformation in at least one cultural region of East Asia. EAS Major Outcome 1: Communication; Students will be able to express themselves effectively in written and verbal communication. EAS Major Outcome 2: Use Information Effectively and Critically; Students will be able to identify, locate, and evaluate sources for the study of East Asian cultures. EAS Major Outcome 3: Argument Construction; Students will be able to articulate the commonalities, complexity, and diversity within and across East Asian cultures. EAS Major Outcome 4: Critical Thinking; Students will be able to articulate and apply appropriate disciplinary methods to the study of East Asian languages and cultures. Language Track Outcome 1: Proficient Communication in EAS Language; Students will be able to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with speakers of Chinese or Japanese and to be competent to read materials in the target language.
Level of Math
The M-strand is for students who require mathematical facility at the level of at least MATH 112 (College Algebra Concepts) or 108 (Modeling with Algebraic and Trigonometric Functions). This strand involves reasonable facility with algebra and algebraic functions, graphs, and simple modeling. Students who choose the M-strand are prepared for further mathematical work. This work may include MATH 107 (Exploring and Understanding Data), MATH 113 (Elements of Calculus), MATH 116 (Calculus Concepts for Business), MATH 119A (Mathematics of Biological Systems: A Calculus Based Approach), or a statistics class from outside the Mathematics Department, such as ISTA 116 (Statistical Foundations for the Information Age) or SBS 200 (Statistics for the Social Sciences).
LEVEL OF SECOND LANGUAGE
4th Semester Proficiency
Fourth-semester skill level in a second language is required.
B.A. degree students may fulfill this requirement with one of the following options:
1. Scoring the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
2. Completion of a two-course sequence beyond the second semester of post-secondary language instruction.
3. Completion with a C or higher of a 300- or 400-level language course at the post-secondary level.
4. Completion of one course beyond the third semester in combination with an AP (Advanced Placement) score, IB (International Baccalaureate) score or a CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) score determined by the individual language department.
5. An AP, IB, or CLEP language score determined by individual language departments
6. A minimum of one semester study abroad in a language program approved by the appropriate language department as the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level.