EALC Information

Interested in course offerings in EALC or courses that can strengthen your Japanese or Chinese language skills? Take a look at the following courses that are complimentary for Japanese and Chinese language (descriptions from 2011-12 College of Arts and Sciences Bulletin). These classes may not be offered every semester. Also on this page is a list of what classes fulfill the History, Literature, and Culture track and the Politics, Social Science, and Business tracks for EALC and EAS majors.

Chinese classes:

Business Chinese

EALC–C 111 Elementary Business Chinese I  (1–3 cr.) Language practice with focus on business applications. Business-related vocabulary, dialogue, and grammar practice using business world situations and contexts.

EALC–C 320 Business Chinese  (2–3 cr.; max of 4 cr.) P: Grade of C or higher in C301, or equivalent proficiency. For students who want to acquire skills for business interactions with Chinese-speaking communities. Classroom activities such as mock negotiation in international trade, business letter writing, and oral presentation, help students acquire skills for business interactions with Chinese-speaking communities.  When taken as an overseas study course, will be taken for 2 credit hours and may be repeated once for a maximum of 4 credit hours.

Literary and Classical Chinese and Chinese Literature

EALC–C 306-C 307 Literary Chinese I-II  (3-3 cr.) P: C202, or equivalent proficiency. An introduction to wenyanwen, the written language of traditional Chinese literary and documentary forms, through the study of selected texts of different genres and periods. Texts may range from ancient writings to modern prose influenced by traditional style. This course does not satisfy the College of Arts and Sciences foreign language requirement.

 

EALC–C 451 Advanced Classical Chinese I  (3 cr.) P: Grade of C or higher in C307, or consent of instructor. Selected readings of representative Chinese prose and poetry from the traditional period.

 

EALC–C 452 Advanced Classical Chinese II  (3 cr.) P: Grade of C or higher in C451, or consent of instructor. Continuation of C451.

 

EALC–C 431 Readings in Modern Chinese Literature  (3 cr.) CASE A&H P: Grade of C or higher in C402, or consent of instructor. Selected readings in modern Chinese plays, stories, and essays.

Chinese Language Practice

EALC–C 311 Chinese Language Practice: Humanities  (1 cr.) P: Concurrent registration in C301 or C302, or permission of the instructor. For students who want simultaneously to improve their content knowledge and language skills by discussing Chinese literature, arts, music, or other humanities.

 

EALC–C 312 Chinese Language Practice: Social Sciences  (1 cr.) P: Concurrent registration in C301 or C302, or permission of the instructor. For students who want simultaneously to improve their content knowledge and language skills by discussing Chinese politics, society, economics, or other social sciences.

 

Chinese Language Pedagogy

EALC–C 425 Teaching Chinese Language  (3 cr.) P: Grade of C or higher in C302 or equivalent proficiency, and permission of the instructor. Taught in seminar-practicum format, the course examines contemporary paradigms of foreign language instruction, identifies critical issues in language pedagogy, and explores various techniques of teaching the four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing). Active participation mandatory.

 

Japanese classes:

Business Japanese

EALC–J 313 Business Japanese  (3 cr.) P: Grade of C or higher in J202 or equivalent proficiency. The main objective of this course is to enable students to acquire the language skills and cultural knowledge necessary for effective communication within Japanese business contexts.

 

Literary Japanese

EALC–J 461-J 462 Literary Japanese I-II  (3-3 cr.) P: Grade of C or higher in J302, or equivalent proficiency. A basic outline of the varieties of written Japanese known collectively as bungotai or “literary Japanese.” Initial emphasis is on reading and close rhetorical and grammatical analysis of genres from the tenth through fifteenth centuries, with later attention to other periods and texts.

 

Japanese Language Practice

EALC–J 311 Japanese Language Practice: Humanities  (1 cr.) P: Concurrent registration in J301 or J302, or permission of the instructor. For students who want simultaneously to improve their content knowledge and language skills by discussing Japanese literature, arts, music, or other humanities.

 

EALC–J 312 Japanese Language Practice: Social Sciences  (1 cr.) P: Concurrent registration in J301 or J302, or permission of the instructor. For students who want simultaneously to improve their content knowledge and language skills by discussing Japanese politics, society, economics, or other social sciences.

 

Japanese Language Pedagogy

EALC–J 425 Teaching Japanese Language  (3 cr.) P: Grade of C or higher in J302, or equivalent proficiency, and permission of the instructor. Taught in seminar-practicum format, the course examines contemporary paradigms of foreign language instruction, identifies critical issues in language pedagogy, and explores various techniques of teaching the four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing). Active participation mandatory.

 

Other Advanced Japanese Language Courses

EALC–J 431 Readings in Modern Japanese Literature  (3 cr.) CASE A&H P: Grade of C or higher in J402, or equivalent proficiency. Selected reading in modern Japanese plays, novels, and essays.

 

EALC–J 441 Readings in Japanese Scholarly Materials  (3 cr.) CASE S&H P: Grade of C or higher in J402, or equivalent proficiency. Social, political, historical, and other types of writings in modern Japanese prose, excluding belles lettres.

EALC–J 451 Readings in Japanese Newspapers and Journals  (3 cr.) P: Grade of C or higher in J402, or equivalent proficiency. Exploration of the salient features of the academic and journalistic writing style of modern expository Japanese used by prominent thinkers, well-known journalists, and critical essayists of Japan today.

 

EALC–J 491 Humanities Topics in Japanese  (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC P: Permission of instructor. For advanced Japanese language students. Emphasis on a topic, genre, or author in Japanese literature or humanities. Content selected to enhance specific language skills (reading, writing, speaking, or listening).  May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

 

EALC–J 492 Historical and Cultural Topics in Japanese  (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC P: Permission of instructor. For advanced Japanese language students. Emphasis on a topic in Japanese history or culture. Content selected to enhance specific language skills (reading, writing, speaking, or listening).  May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

 

Courses in the History, Literature, and Culture Track

  • EALC-C 421 Introduction to Chinese Linguistics (3 cr.) CASE N&M
  • EALC-C 431 Readings in Modern Chinese Literature (3 cr.) CASE A&H
  • EALC-C 451 Advanced Classical Chinese I (3 cr.)
  • EALC-C 452 Advanced Classical Chinese II (3 cr.)
  • EALC-E 300 Studies in East Asian Literature (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • EALC-E 301 Chinese Language and Culture (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • EALC-E 303 Korean Folk and Elite Cultures (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • EALC-E 305 Korean Language and Culture (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • EALC-E 321 Traditional Japanese Literature (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • EALC-E 322 Modern Japanese Literature (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • EALC-E 331 Traditional Chinese Literature (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • EALC-E 332 Chinese Literature since 1300 (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • EALC-E 333 Studies in Chinese Cinema (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • EALC-E 351 Studies in East Asian Thought (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • EALC-E 352 Studies in East Asian History (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • EALC-E 371 Twentieth-Century Chinese Literature (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • EALC-E 372 Japanese Fiction and Culture (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • EALC-E 374 Early Chinese Philosophy (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • EALC-E 384 East Asian Nationalism and Cultural Identity (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • EALC-E 385 Asian Americans: Cultural Conflict and Identity (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE DUS
  • EALC-E 473 History of Japanese Theatre and Drama (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • EALC-J 421 Introduction to Chinese Linguistics (3 cr.) CASE N&M
  • EALC-J 431 Readings in Modern Japanese Literature (3 cr.) CASE A&H
  • EALC-J 461-J 462 Literary Japanese I-II (3 cr.)
  • EALC-J 491 Humanities Topics in Japanese (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • EALC-J 492 Historical and Cultural Topics in Japanese (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
Cross-Listed Courses
  • ANTH-E 345 China through Anthropological Eyes (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • ANTH-E 347 The Anthropology of Contemporary Japan (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • CMCL-C 398 National Cinemas (3 cr.) CASE A&H (when substantial East Asia content)
  • CMLT-C 365 Japanese-Western Literary Relations (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • CMLT-C 375 Imagining China, Translating China (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • FINA-A 360 Topics in East Asian Art (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • FINA-A 464 Art and Archaeology of Early China (4 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • FINA-A 466 Early Chinese Painting (4 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • FINA-A 467 Later Chinese Painting (4 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • FOLK-F 305 Asian Folklore/Folklife/Folk Music (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • HIST-G 357 Premodern Japan (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • HIST-G 358 Early Modern Japan (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • HIST-G 369 Modern Japan (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • HIST-G 372 Modern Korea (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • HIST-G 380 Early China (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • HIST-G 382 China: The Age of Glory (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • HIST-G 383 China: The Later Empires (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • HIST-G 385 Modern China (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • HIST G 387 Contemporary China (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • REL-B 310 East Asian Buddhism (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • REL-B 360 Religions in Japan (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • REL-B 410  Topics in the Buddhist Tradition (3 cr.) CASE A&H (when on East Asian topic)
  • REL-B 440 Topics in Taoism and Chinese Religion (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • REL-B 460 Topics in East Asian Religions (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • THTR-T 468 Non-Western Theater and Drama (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC (when on East Asian topic)

 

Courses in the Politics, Social Science, and Business Track

  • EALC-C 421 Introduction to Chinese Linguistics (3 cr.) CASE N&M
  • EALC-E 302 Geographic Patterns in China (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • EALC-E 316 Computer-Enhanced Language Learning (3 cr.)
  • EALC-E 350 Studies in East Asian Society (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • EALC-E 354 Society and Education in Japan (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • EALC–E 356 Understanding Two Koreas: Politics, Society, and U. S. Policy  (3 cr.) CASE S&H
  • EALC-E 384 East Asian Nationalism and Cultural Identity (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • EALC-E 385 Asian Americans: Cultural Conflict and Identity (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE DUS
  • EALC-E 386 United States–East Asian Relations (3 cr.) CASE S&H
  • EALC-E 390 Contemporary Chinese Politics (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • EALC-E 392 Chinese Foreign Policy (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • EALC-E 393 China’s Political Economy (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • EALC-E 395 Japan in World Trade and Politics (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • EALC-J 421 Introduction to Japanese Linguistics (3 cr.) CASE N&M
Cross-Listed courses
  • ANTH-E 345 China through Anthopological Eyes (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • ANTH-E 347 The Anthropology of Contemporary Japan (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • HIST-G 357  Premodern Japan (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • HIST-G 358  Early Modern Japan (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • HIST-G 369  Modern Japan (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • HIST-G 372  Modern Korea (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • HIST-G 380  Early China (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • HIST-G 382  China: The Age of Glory (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • HIST-G 383  China: The Later Empires (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • HIST-G 385  Modern China (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • HIST-G 387  Contemporary China (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • POLS-Y 333 Chinese Politics (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • POLS-Y 334 Japanese Politics (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
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