Fourteen courses including six courses in either Chinese or Japanese language (not a combination of both, unless authorized by the program faculty), and two courses devoted to a senior project. Students must select three courses from AIS offerings in either the Humanities or the Social Sciences, and two additional courses in the opposite division. One of those five courses must deal entirely with an Asian country outside the student’s language concentration. (For example, a student who takes a year of Japanese language must take one course that deals solely with China or another Asian country.)
*Students must also take at least one of the core courses that are designated in the course list below with an asterisk. A core course is designed to give students more breadth in their study of Asia by dealing with both China and Japan over a substantial period of time. Majors must pass a comprehensive examination in the form of an oral defense of their senior project.
Students are required to participate in a term abroad to China or Japan, or in a mini-term to Asia; if necessary, accommodations will be made.
To be eligible for honors in the program, the student must fulfill the following requirements: (1) a minimum index of 3.30 in the program; (2) a cumulative index of 3.30 or better; (3) a grade of “A minus” or higher on the senior project; and (4) superior performance in an oral exam based on the senior project.