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Students interested in more specialized study of the languages and literature of East Asia, South Asia, or Southeast Asia should see the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, the Center for South Asia, or the Center for Southeast Asian Studies; those interested in study of languages and cultures of Central Asia should see the Center for Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies. All questions pertaining to East Asian studies at UW–Madison should be addressed to the Center for East Asian Studies (see box at right).

Certificate in East Asian Studies

The undergraduate certificate in East Asian studies is available to students working toward a baccalaureate degree in any of the University of Wisconsin–Madison schools and colleges, and to Special students. This certificate meets the needs of students choosing to focus on the East Asian region (China, Korea, Japan, and Tibet) within their primary major, but not wishing to commit to the rigorous language study required by the relevant majors in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures. Students select coursework reflecting their interests from myriad classes offered through many university departments, and can work toward a variety of undergraduate majors. Upon earning the certificate, this emphasis is noted on the student's transcript. The certificate is of value to students wishing to demonstrate their knowledge of the East Asian region either to potential employers or to graduate schools.

Students interested in declaring the East Asian Studies certificate contact the advisor for the program (Mike Cullinane, mmcullin@wisc.edu).  More information about advising can be found at advising program.

Requirements for the Certificate

21 credits representing at least two SUBJECTs, from: 1,2

E A STDS/​HISTORY/​POLI SCI  255 Introduction to East Asian Civilizations (unless specific exception (per approval of the center director) is given)3-4
9 credits in upper-division courses:9
The International Agricultural Economy
Economic Problems of Developing Areas
Topics in Ethnology
Introduction to the Anthropology of Japan
Survey of Asian Art
Chinese Painting
Arts of Japan
Topics in Asian Art
Japanese Ceramics and Allied Arts
Proseminar in Japanese Art
Proseminar in Chinese Art
Humanities Topics in East Asian Studies
Social Studies Topics in East Asian Studies
Senior Thesis
Senior Thesis
First Semester Chinese 2
Second Semester Chinese 2
First Semester Japanese 2
Second Semester Japanese 2
Elementary Korean 2
Elementary Korean 2
Elementary Chinese 2
Elementary Chinese 2
Elementary Japanese 2
Elementary Japanese 2
Third Semester Chinese 2
Fourth Semester Chinese 2
Third Semester Japanese 2
Fourth Semester Japanese 2
Introduction to Japanese Culture and Civilization
Kendo: Integration of Martial Arts and Liberal Arts
Fifth Semester Chinese 2
Sixth Semester Chinese 2
Fifth Semester Japanese 2
Sixth Semester Japanese 2
Introduction to Buddhism
First Year Classical Chinese 2
First Year Classical Chinese 2
First Year Classical Japanese 2
Basic Technical Japanese I 2
Basic Technical Japanese II 2
Chinese Conversation 2
Intermediate Japanese Conversation 2
Classical Chinese for Non-Majors 2
Classical Chinese for Non-Majors 2
Third Semester Korean 2
Fourth Semester Korean 2
Introduction to Taoism 2
Survey of Chinese Literature
Survey of Chinese Literature
Survey of Japanese Literature
Survey of Japanese Literature
Chinese Painting
Introduction to Confucianism
Japanese Poetic Tradition
Topics in Chinese Literature
Intermediate Technical Japanese I 2
Intermediate Technical Japanese II 2
Manga.
Anime
Seventh Semester Chinese 2
Eighth Semester Chinese 2
Seventh Semester Japanese 2
Eighth Semester Japanese 2
Eighth Semester Korean 2
Introduction to Chinese Linguistics 2
Introduction to Chinese Linguistics 2
Topics in East Asian Visual Cultures
Introduction to Japanese Linguistics
Fifth-year Chinese 2
Popular Culture and Film in Twentieth-Century China
Readings in Modern Japanese Literature
Readings in Modern Japanese Literature
Readings in Classical Japanese Literature
Readings in Classical Japanese Literature
History of the Chinese Language
History of the Chinese Language
History of Chinese Literature
History of Chinese Literature
Literary Studies in Chinese Fiction
Contemporary Economic Issues
Economic Problems of Developing Areas
Human Geography of Southeast Asia
Introduction to East Asian History: China
Introduction to East Asian History: Japan
Introduction to East Asian History - Korea
Historical Studies
Chinese Economic and Business History: From Silk to iPhones
History of Modern China, 1800-1949
History of the Peoples Republic of China, 1949 to the Present
Samurai: History and Image
Pearl Harbor & Hiroshima: Japan, the US & The Crisis in Asia
Mass Communication in Developing Nations
First Semester Modern Tibetan
Advanced Readings in Tibetan
A Survey of Tibetan Buddhism
Visual Cultures of South Asia
Survey of Chinese Literature in Translation
Survey of Chinese Literature in Translation
Survey of Japanese Literature in Translation
Survey of Japanese Literature in Translation
Modern Japanese Fiction
Classical Japanese Prose in Translation
Topics in Japanese Literature
Topics in Korean Literature
Introduction to Music Cultures of the World
Musical Cultures of the World
China in World Politics
Politics of Japan
Politics of Revolution
Contemporary Chinese Society
Introduction to Asian Performance
Fundamentals of Asian Stage Discipline
The Theatres of China and Japan
Electives - take any course above to attain 21 credits in the certificate9
Total Credits21-22
1

A maximum 3 credits in Directed Study may apply.

2

A maximum 12 credits of East Asian language may apply.

Residence & Quality of Work

2.000 GPA on all certificate-approved courses

11 credits in the certificate, in residence

Study of an East Asian language is strongly encouraged, but not required. Courses in elementary Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Tibetan are available, providing an introduction to the fundamentals of the languages, without necessarily requiring additional advanced language coursework.

Students should meet with the advisor for the certificate (Mike Cullinane, mmcullin@wisc.edu) in 207 Ingraham Hall for more assistance.