East Asian Studies College of Letters & Science

Xiaoling Shu, Ph.D., Program Director

Program Office

1277 Social Science & Humanities Building; 530-752-3406; East Asian Studies; Faculty

East Asian Studies (EAS)

EAS 088 — Korean Culture & Society: From Ancient Three Kingdoms to the Global K-Pop (4 units)

Course Description: Evolution of Korean society from Three Kingdoms period (B.C.E 57 to C.E. 676) to the contemporary era emphasizing the perseverance and transformations of traditional social and cultural patterns.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture/Discussion 4 hour(s).
  • Cross Listing: HIS 009C.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Arts & Humanities (AH); World Cultures (WC).

EAS 113 — Cinema & Society in China (4 units)

Course Description: Knowledge of Chinese not required. Viewing and analysis of one Chinese film with English subtitles each week, followed by discussion and short essays. Cinematic technique, social values and film topics from 1930s to today.

Prerequisite(s): HIS 190C; HIS 193; or consent of instructor.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Credit Limitation(s): Not open for credit to students who have completed CHN 113.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

EAS 190 — East Asian Studies Seminar (4 units)

Course Description: Political, social, cultural, and economic issues in East Asia. Topic varies each year.

Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing or consent of instructor.

  • Learning Activities: Seminar 3 hour(s), Term Paper.
  • Repeat Credit: May be repeated when topic differs.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

EAS 192 — East Asian Studies Seminar (1-12 units)

Course Description: Work experience in the East Asian Studies field, with analytical term paper on a topic approved by the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor; upper division standing.

  • Learning Activities: Internship 3-36 hour(s), Term Paper.
  • Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass only.

EAS 194H — Special Study for Honors Students (1-5 units)

Course Description: Guided research, under the direction of a faculty member, leading to a senior honors thesis on a topic in East Asian Studies culture, society, or language.

Prerequisite(s): Open only to majors of senior standing who qualify for Honors Program.

  • Learning Activities: Independent Study 1-5 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass only.

EAS 196A — Honors Seminar (4 units)

Course Description: A two-quarter research project culminating in an Honors thesis. A grade of B or higher must be earned to qualify the student for honors distinction at graduation.

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor; GPA of 3.500 in the major; senior standing.

  • Learning Activities: Seminar 2 hour(s), Conference 2 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass only.

EAS 196B — Honors Seminar (4 units)

Course Description: A two-quarter research project culminating in an Honors thesis. A grade of B or higher must be earned to qualify the student for honors distinction at graduation.

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor; GPA of 3.500 in the major, senior standing.

  • Learning Activities: Seminar 2 hour(s), Conference 2 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass only.

EAS 198 — Directed Group Study (1-5 units)

Course Description: Directed group study.

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

  • Learning Activities: Variable.
  • Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass only.