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The major in East Asian studies (EAS) is designed to provide the student with knowledge and understanding of East Asia, a region that has become increasingly significant in the post-Cold War era.
Students acquire this knowledge by studying an East Asian language, as well as courses in other disciplines, including art history, economics, history, literature, management, philosophy, political science, and religion.
The East Asian studies major prepares students for further growth beyond college along a variety of paths, including graduate programs, employment overseas or in business and institutions specializing in East Asia, and service within and to the Asian American community. A minor in this field requires five courses from the EAS curriculum, two of which may be replaced by East Asian language courses.