Additional Information on CEAS Concentrations

(For basic information on the CEAS major, see here.)


 Literature, and Culture.  This concentration includes a focus on East Asian language, literature, film, music and art. Because the methodological training for this concentration is included in the required Proseminar and Foundations courses, this concentration requires only four additional courses in East Asian literature or culture. Only two of the four may be performance or studio art courses. Only one of the four may be upper-level (4th year or above) language or CLAC courses.


Archeology and History.  Students are expected to take at least one introductory course in historiography (such as HIST362 Issues in Contemporary Historiography), or archeology (e.g., ARCP204 Introduction to Archeology), two additional East Asian history or archeology courses, as well as one course on the history or archeology of an area outside of East Asia for comparison.

  • Note that typically one section of HIST362 is designated as open to non-HIST majors; please consult the Chair of History to confirm which section that is for the current year.

Philosophy and Religion.  Students are expected to take one core East Asian philosophy or religion course:

  • PHIL205 Classical Chinese Philosophy
  • RELI242 Buddhism: An Introduction

and two courses in philosophy and religion that have a substantial component on East Asia, and one course in either the history of Western philosophy or the religious tradition of a non-East Asian culture.


Political Economy.  Students are expected to take one methods course from among:

  • ECON101 Introduction to Economics
  • ECON110 Introduction to Economic Theory
  • GOVT155 International Politics
  • GOVT157 Democracy and Dictatorship: Politics in the Contemporary World

and three more courses in economics or government that have a substantial component on East Asia.