Additional Information on CEAS Core Requirements

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

Proseminar. The Proseminar introduces majors to the range of the fields and methodologies that comprise East Asian Studies at Wesleyan. The material will be organized into several disciplinary and area modules, each contributing to a central theme; themes change from year to year.

Students who petition to join the CEAS major after their canonical year to take the Proseminar must still enroll in the Proseminar in a subsequent year. 

Traditional History/Culture requirements. These two courses are required in order to ensure that each CEAS major is firmly anchored in the classical texts and key events that shaped the development of East Asian cultures before the 19th century.

Please note that it does not matter which crosslisting you choose for a given course (e.g., PHIL205 or CEAS261).

For 2019-20, the following courses count toward the traditional Japan requirement:

Fall:

  • CEAS 158 Literary Pop Culture: The Tale of Genji and The Story of the Stone (FYS)
  • CEAS 207 Foundations of East Asian Cultures
  • CEAS 257 Japanese Philosophy
  • CEAS 284 Buddhist Art and Architecture in East Asia
  • CEAS 379 Visionary Journeys through Sacred Landscapes:  Japanese Art of Pilgrimage

Spring:

  • CEAS 243 Theater/Drama Traditions of China and Japan

For 2019-20, the following courses count toward the traditional China requirement:

Fall:

  • CEAS 207 Foundations of East Asian Cultures
  • CEAS 261 Classical Chinese Philosophy
  • CEAS 284 Buddhist Art and Architecture in East Asia
  • CEAS 320 Literature and Media in China: From Inscriptions to Print Culture to New Media

Spring:

  • CEAS 223 Traditional China: Eco-civilization and its Discontents
  • CEAS 243 Theater/Drama Traditions of China and Japan
  • CEAS 282 Place and Space in Literary Hangzhou