East Asian Languages & Cultures, BALAS

for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences : Major in East Asian Languages & Cultures

department website: https://ealc.illinois.edu/

department faculty: East Asian Languages & Cultures Faculty

overview of college admissions & requirements: Liberal Arts & Sciences

college website: https://www.las.illinois.edu/


for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences Major in East Asian Languages & Cultures

A Major Plan of Study Form must be completed and submitted to the LAS Student Affairs Office before the end of the fifth semester (60-75 hours). Please see your advisor. 

General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement.

Minimum required major and supporting course work: normally equates to 33-57 hours. Twelve hours of 300- or 400-level courses in the major must be taken on this campus.

Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours.

One year of a single East Asian Language beyond the intermediate level (i.e., beyond CHIN 204 or CHIN 242; JAPN 204; KOR 204 or KOR 241). 110-30
Disciplinary and period courses: 212
East Asian Civilizations
One course on East Asia dealing substantially with the period before 1800
One course in East Asian history
One course in East Asian literature
Advanced courses:12
Four non-language courses at the 300- or 400-level.
EALC 398Colloquium in EALC (or an approved senior project.) 33

Students testing out of the advanced language requirement (306-level) must take two additional non-language courses from East-Asian-related offerings.


No course may be counted more than once toward these requirements and at least two courses must be at the 200-level or above.


Students selecting the senior project option must submit to the Director of Undergraduate Study a proposal outlining the project to be undertaken, the course in which the project is to be completed and an agreement signed by the faculty member supervising the project.