The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies is dedicated to the study of the civilizations of China, Japan and Korea in all their richness and diversity. We also offer a special 5-year B. All majors include coursework in East Asian cultural studies involving one or more East Asian country and studying Chinese or Japanese.
Helpful links for students and information on Georgetown approved study abroad programs and other recommended language programs. Chinese and Japanese language majors were established at Georgetown University in We offer some of the most rigorous Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language training in the country.
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China and Japan are the second and third largest economy in the world. Since these two countries are important trading partners with the United States, this major provides comprehensive training for such job markets. The major also provides a strong academic background for students who wish to pursue further academic degrees in Asian Studies or related fields.
Emphasizing second language instruction and an extensive knowledge of Chinese and Japanese literatures and cultures, this program will offer two tracks: 1 Chinese and 2 Japanese. Students entering this program will elect one of these two tracks. EALC encourages students to pursue interdisciplinary interests, correlating linguistic knowledge with numerous intellectual disciplines.
We offer more or less intensive study of East Asian languages, both at SOAS and at our many prestigious partner universities. TV shows and film, food, fashion and computer games, Manga and anime, K- and J-pop, have become an important part of global popular culture. Our expertise allows you to gain specialist knowledge in the regions of your interest, in their classical traditions as well as their contemporary developments.
Students who earn a B. They have the flexibility to emphasize language courses and other, non-language courses as desired — ranging from ancient Sanskrit epic poetry to Buddhist literature to Korean pop culture. This makes the degree highly versatile and valuable to combine with the study of another Asian language or culture, courses needed for pre-professional studies, or other disciplines.
The East Asian region constitutes one of the most dynamic and intellectually rich regions in the world. The impact of East Asian economic development has been keenly felt in recent decades and the region has a major impact on world affairs. The legacy of East Asian history, religious and social values, literatures, etc.
The department hosts a regular series of lectures and talks by distinguished guest speakers and U of I faculty. Japan House provides a unique opportunity for students of the College, the University and the broader community to gain a deeper sensitivity towards different cultures. An international conference explores the richness and variety of the waka tradition and its impact on Japanese culture.
China, Japan and Korea have vast histories spanning thousands of years. In the 21st century these countries have emerged as major players in our global economy. Knowledge of Asian languages and cultures is becoming increasingly important for working in many fields in the humanities, social sciences, technology, business and international relations. Through studying East Asian languages, linguistics and literatures at Smith, you get the exciting opportunity to grasp the culture and impact of one of our world's largest populations.