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East Asia Languages&Culture Courses (EALC) College of Arts and Sciences


Subject Area Course # Course Title Semester Credit Hours Expand
EALC 1100 Independent Language Study: Mandarin Chinese Fall/Spring 1
Course Description

Tutorial supervision of independent language learning in Mandarin Chinese. Extremely limited availability and admission criteria.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Te Lai

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Department permission required.

EALC 1121 Elementary Chinese I Fall 3
Course Description

An introduction to the fundamentals of modern Chinese (Mandarin) grammar and vocabulary, including exercises in pronunciation and sentence structure and development of basic conversation, reading, and character writing skills. Additional practicum work required.This course continues in the second semester as EALC1122 (SL010).


Instructor(s): Fang Lu

Prerequisites: None

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Comments:

EALC 1122 Elementary Chinese II Spring 3
Course Description

The second semester of an introduction to the fundamentals of modern Chinese (Mandarin) grammar and vocabulary, including exercises in pronunciation and sentence structure and development of basic conversation, reading, and character writing skills. Additional conversation practice and practicum work required.


Instructor(s): Fang Lu

Prerequisites: EALC1121 (SL009) or equivalent

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Comments:

EALC 1123 Elementary Chinese Practicum Fall/Spring 3
Course Description

Required additional exercises and conversational practice to supplement Elementary Chinese I/II.


Instructor(s): Huimin Li and Violet Richardson (Jin Xie)

Prerequisites: None

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Comments:

EALC 1221 Elementary Japanese I Fall 4
Course Description

An introduction to the study of modern Japanese. The course develops the fundamental skills of reading ability, aural comprehension, and oral and written self-expression. This course continues in the second semester as NELC1222 (SL024).


Instructor(s): Rie Kamimura and Ritsuko Sullivan

Prerequisites: None

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Comments:

EALC 1222 Elementary Japanese II Spring 4
Course Description

The continuation of an introduction to the study of modern Japanese. The course develops the fundamental skills of reading ability, aural comprehension, and oral and written self-expression.


Instructor(s): Rie Kamimura and Ritsuko Sullivan

Prerequisites: EALC1221 (SL023) Elementary Japanese I or equivalent

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Comments:

EALC 1311 Introduction to Korean I Fall 3
Course Description

An introduction to the study of modern Korean. The course develops the four fundamental skills of reading ability, aural comprehension, and oral and written expression through exercises in pronunciation, grammar, and reading. An additional language laboratory drill is available. This course continues in the second semester as EALC1312 (SL032).


Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): Choong Yoon and Hyang-sook Yoon

Prerequisites: None

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Comments:

EALC 1312 Introduction to Korean II Spring 3
Course Description

The second semester of an introduction to the study of modern Korean. The course develops the four fundamental skills of reading ability, aural comprehension, and oral and written expression. Includes exercises in pronunciation, grammar and reading. Additional language laboratory drill available. Students who have not taken EALC1311 (SL031) should not enroll in EALC1312 (SL032) without the instructor's permission.


Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): Choong Yoon and Hyang-sook Yoon

Prerequisites: EALC1311 (SL031) or equivalent

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Comments:

EALC 2064 Far Eastern Literary Masterpieces Spring 3
Course Description

Introduction to the literary canons of East Asia through selected masterworks of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean literatures. We will learn how to interpret the meaning of each piece and to appreciate its unique artistry. The historical contexts, cultural values, and aesthetics of these masterpieces will also be discussed. Readings include classical Chinese poetry and short stories, Tale of Genji, and Korean fiction.


Instructor(s): Sing-chen Lydia Chiang

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: All readings in English translation

EALC 2121 Intermediate Chinese I Fall 3
Course Description

Continuation of coursework in spoken and written modern Chinese (Mandarin) with extensive practice in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, as well as the development of specialized vocabularies and cultural dimensions. This course continues in the second semester as EALC2122 (SL062).


Instructor(s): Sing-chen Lydia Chiang

Prerequisites: EALC1122 (SL010) Elementary Chinese II or equivalent

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Comments:

EALC 2122 Intermediate Chinese II Spring 3
Course Description

The second semester of a continuation of course work in spoken and written modern Chinese (Mandarin).


Instructor(s): Sing-chen Lydia Chiang

Prerequisites: EALC2121 (SL061) Intermediate Chinese II or equivalent

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Comments: Satisfies Foreign Language Proficiency requirement

EALC 2123 Intermediate Chinese Practicum Fall/Spring 3
Course Description

Additional required exercises and conversation practice for Intermediate Chinese I/II.


Instructor(s): Xiaoqing Yu and Te Lai

Prerequisites: None

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Comments:

EALC 2162 Gods and Heroes in Chinese Literature (in translation) Spring 3
Course Description

An examination, through illustrative readings in East Asian masterworks and through an accompanying analysis, of heroic and divine dimensions in the literary traditions of the major East Asian cultures and how the Far East understands the Divine and the Human, as well as how these interact on the battlefield, in the rise and fall of governments, and in the tensions between individual and society.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Sing-chen Lydia Chiang

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: All readings in English translation.

EALC 2221 Intermediate Japanese I Fall 4
Course Description

Continuation of coursework in spoken and written Japanese with extensive practice in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This course continues in the second semester as EALC2222 (SL064).


Instructor(s): Jun Ono Cheung and Ritsuko Sullivan

Prerequisites: EALC1222 (SL024) Elementary Japanese II or equivalent

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EALC 2222 Intermediate Japanese II Spring 4
Course Description

The second semester of a continuation of course work in spoken and written Japanese with extensive practice in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.


Instructor(s): Jun Ono Cheung and Ritsuko Sullivan

Prerequisites: EALC 2221(SL063) Intermediate Japanese I or equivalent

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Comments: Satisfies Foreign Language Proficiency requirement

EALC 2311 Continuing Korean I Fall 3
Course Description

Continuation of course work in reading and writing literary Korean, with coextensive conversation practice. This course continues in second semester as EALC2312 (SL076).


Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): Choong Nam Yoon

Prerequisites: EALC1312 (SL032) Introduction to Korean II or equivalent

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Comments: Conducted mostly in Korean.

EALC 2312 Continuing Korean II Spring 3
Course Description

The second semester of a continuation of course work in reading and writing literary Korean, with coextensive conversation practice.


Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): Choong Nam Yoon

Prerequisites: EALC2311 (SL075) Continuing Korean I or equivalent

Cross listed with:

Comments: Conducted mostly in Korean. Satisfies Foreign Language Proficiency requirement.

EALC 3098 Senior Honors Project Fall/Spring 3
Course Description

Supervised preparation of a senior paper for Honors Program students or for students working toward departmental honors.


Instructor(s): Sing-Chen Lydia Chiang

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: May be repeated for credit.

EALC 3122 Third-Year Chinese II Spring 3
Course Description

Continuing the development of active skills in modern Mandarin to beyond a high-intermediate level of proficiency in reading, writing, listening and speaking, with an emphasis on grammar, phrases and sentence patterns.


Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: EALC3121 (SL165) or equivalent

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Comments: Conducted in Chinese
Completion of any semester of this course satisfies the undergraduate language-proficiency requirement

EALC 3161 Business Chinese Spring 3
Course Description

An analysis of the patterns and distinctive characteristics of business transactions and reporting in Chinese, along with numerous practical exercises. Business correspondence, report writing, the Chinese curriculum vitae and resume, questionnaires, commercial law and regulations. Specialized vocabularies for import-export, marketing, finance, and economics.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Fang Lu

Prerequisites: EALC4122 (SL246) Advanced Chinese II or equivalent

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Comments: Conducted entirely in Chinese. Satisfies Foreign Language Proficiency core requirement.

EALC 3162 Newspaper and Media Chinese Spring 3
Course Description

Introduction to the special vocabulary and sentence structure used in Chinese news media, both in print and on the Internet. The course aims to help students acquire advanced proficiency in reading, listening, speaking, and translating Chinese journalistic discourse.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Fang Lu

Prerequisites: EALC4122 (SL246) or equivalent

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Comments: Conducted in Chinese and English

EALC 3165 Gender and Sexuality in Traditional Chinese Strange Tales Spring 3
Course Description

Representations of gender and sexuality in traditional Chinese stories of marvels and anomalies as ways to construct notions of individual selfhood, family, society, state, and the cosmos. Normative gender roles, yin-yang symbolism, ideal femininity and masculinity, the family and polygamy, and cultural conceptions of sexuality and the human body. Special attention to textual representations of cross-dressing, sex change, madness, demonic possession, ghostly haunting, shamanic ecstasy, were-tigers and other shape-shifting animals as embodiments of transgressive desires and artistic disruptions of gendered social order.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Sing-Chen Lydia Chiang

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Texts read in English translation.

EALC 3166 Classical Chinese Literature Fall 3
Course Description

The history of classical Chinese literature from the earliest times to the end of the imperial period in 1911. English translations of major literary classics such as Book of Songs, Encountering Sorrow, Zhuangzi, Daodejing, Records of History, early and medieval records of anomalies, Tang dynasty poetry and short stories, Song dynasty song lyrics, Yuan drama, and Ming-Qing novels. Special emphasis placed on acquiring analytical skills and critical perspectives in literary criticism through close reading of texts and in their philosophical, religious, and historical contexts.


Instructor(s): Sing-Chen Lydia Chiang

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Taught in English; no prerequisite.

EALC 3221 Third-Year Japanese I Fall 3
Course Description

The development of active skills in modern Japanese to beyond a high-intermediate level of proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking, with an emphasis on grammar, phrases, and sentence patterns.


Instructor(s): Jun Ono Cheung

Prerequisites: EALC2222 (SL064) Intermediate Japanese II or equivalent

Cross listed with:

Comments: Conducted in Japanese. Satisfies Foreign Language Proficiency core requirement.

EALC 3222 Third-Year Japanese II Spring 3
Course Description

Continuing the development of active skills in modern Japanese to beyond a high-intermediate level of proficiency in reading, writing, listening and speaking, with an emphasis on grammar, phrases, and sentence patterns.


Instructor(s): Jun Ono Cheung

Prerequisites: EALC3221 (SL167) Third-year Japanese I or equivalent

Cross listed with:

Comments: Conducted in Japanese. Satisfies Foreign Language Proficiency core requirement.

EALC 3261 Business Japanese Spring 3
Course Description

The acquisition of practical communicative competence for business activities in the Japanese business world, with an aim to bring language skills to a level of 450 ~500 points on the BJT (Business Japanese Proficiency Test).
Correct formats for business correspondence, the Japanese curriculum vitæ and resume, questionnaires, necessary honorific/humble expressions, business-related vocabulary and kanji, unique customs, commercial law and regulations, expectations and etiquette in the Japanese business world.


Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): Ritsuko Wada Sullivan

Prerequisites: Advanced Japanese or equivalent. Students currently in Advanced Japanese may enroll with permission.

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Comments: Conducted in Japanese

EALC 3263 Japanese Pop Culture Fall 3
Course Description

The study, in Japanese, of Japanese contemporary culture: film, music, manga, anime, geinōkai, cuisine, fashion, kosupure, and with a special emphasis on observing speech patterns and behaviors in the works of Miyazaki and Shikai.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Ritsuko Wada Sullivan

Prerequisites: Third-year Japanese or equivalent. Students currently in Third-year Japanese may enroll with permission.

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Comments: Conducted in Japanese.

EALC 4099 Senior Honors Project: East Asian Fall/Spring 3.0,6
Course Description


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Sing-chen Chiang and Fang Lü

Prerequisites: None

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Comments:

EALC 4121 Advanced Chinese I Fall 3
Course Description

Advanced-level work toward a thorough proficiency in all aspects of modern Mandarin Chinese, with an introduction to important aspects of culture and society.


Instructor(s): Fang Lu

Prerequisites: EALC2122 (SL062) Intermediate Chinese II or equivalent

Cross listed with:

Comments: Conducted in Chinese
Satisfies Foreign Language Proficiency core requirement.

EALC 4122 Advanced Chinese II Spring 3
Course Description

A continuation of advanced-level work toward a thorough proficiency in all aspects of modern Mandarin Chinese, with an introduction to important aspects of culture and society.


Instructor(s): Fang Lu

Prerequisites: EALC4121 (SL245) Advanced Chinese I or equivalent

Cross listed with:

Comments: Conducted in Chinese. Satisfies Foreign Language Proficiency core requirement.

EALC 4151 Readings in Chinese Literature and Philosophy Fall 3
Course Description

By way of readings in Chinese literary and philosophical canons, this course introduces students to the basic diction and grammar of classical Chinese. Classical Chinese is the Latin of East Asian written traditions, the gateway to the cultural and historical legacy of East Asia, and the foundation of modern literary Chinese. We will read and translate selected passages from Chinese classics, including the Analects of Confucius, Mencius, the Daodejing, and Zhuangzi. Class discussion will center on major philosophical concepts and their historical contexts.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Sing-chen Lydia Chiang

Prerequisites: EALC2122 (SL062) Intermediate Chinese II or instructor's consent

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Comments: Classes conducted in both modern Mandarin and English. Satisfies Foreign Language Proficiency core requirement.

EALC 4153 The Linguistic Structure of Chinese Fall/Spring 3
Course Description

An analysis of the major features of modern Chinese with some reference to dialects and earlier versions of the language: sound system, grammar, structure and meanings of words, syntax, and properties of discourse.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: LING3327

Comments: Prior study of Chinese or Linguistics not required but recommended.

EALC 4190 Advanced Tutorial: Chinese Fall/Spring 3
Course Description

A course of directed study on Chinese language and style intended solely for students who have exhausted present course offerings or are doing thesis work on advanced topics.

The precise subject matter is determined by arrangement and need.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Fang Lu and Sing-chen Lydia Chiang

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: May be repeated for credit

EALC 4221 Advanced Japanese I Fall 3
Course Description

Advanced-level work toward a thorough proficiency in all aspects of modern Japanese, with an introduction to important aspects of culture and society.


Instructor(s): Rie Kamimura

Prerequisites: EALC3222 (SL168) Third-year Japanese II or equivalent

Cross listed with:

Comments: Conducted in Japanese. Satisfies Foreign Language Proficiency core requirement.

EALC 4222 Advanced Japanese II Spring 3
Course Description

Continuing advanced-level work toward a thorough proficiency in all aspects of modern Japanese, with an introduction to important aspects of culture and society.


Instructor(s): Rie Kamimura

Prerequisites: EALC4221 (SL257) Advanced Japanese I or equivalent

Cross listed with:

Comments: Conducted in Japanese. Satisfies Foreign Language Proficiency core requirement.

EALC 4290 Advanced Tutorial: Japanese Fall 3
Course Description

A course of directed study on Japanese grammar and style, intended solely for students who have exhausted present course offerings or are doing thesis work on advanced topics.

The precise subject matter is determined by arrangement and need.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: May be repeated for credit