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Students interested in declaring the East Asian Studies certificate should contact the advisors for the program.

Students declared in the Asian Languages and Cultures: East Asian Studies BA/BS/MAJ are not eligible to declare the East Asian Studies certificate.

Requirements for the Certificate

Complete 21 credits representing at least three SUBJECTs, from: 1,2

At least three courses at 300 level or above:9
The International Agricultural Economy
Economic Problems of Developing Areas
Introduction to the Anthropology of Japan
Survey of Asian Art
From Tomb to Temple: Ancient Chinese Art and Religion in Transition
The Tastes of Scholars and Emperors: Chinese Art in the Later Periods
Arts of Japan
Japanese Ceramics and Allied Arts
Art and Religious Practice in Medieval Japan
Proseminar in Japanese Art
Proseminar in Chinese Art
First Semester Chinese
Second Semester Chinese
First Semester Japanese
Second Semester Japanese
First Semester Korean
Second Semester Korean
Elementary Chinese I
Elementary Chinese II
First Semester Elementary Japanese
Second Semester Elementary Japanese
First Semester Modern Tibetan
Second Semester Modern Tibetan
Third Semester Chinese
Fourth Semester Chinese
Third Semester Japanese
Fourth Semester Japanese
Third Semester Korean
Fourth Semester Korean
Heritage Chinese I
Heritage Chinese II
Third Semester Modern Tibetan
Fourth Semester Modern Tibetan
Fifth Semester Chinese
Sixth Semester Chinese
Fifth Semester Japanese
Sixth Semester Japanese
Fifth Semester Korean
Sixth Semester Korean
First Semester Classical Chinese
Second Semester Classical Chinese
Classical Japanese
First Semester Classical Chinese for Chinese Speakers
Second Semester Classical Chinese for Chinese Speakers
Fifth Semester Tibetan
Sixth Semester Tibetan
Japanese Conversation
Business Japanese Communication
Chinese Conversation
Business Chinese
Seventh Semester Chinese
Eighth Semester Chinese
Seventh Semester Japanese
Eighth Semester Japanese
Seventh Semester Korean
Eighth Semester Korean
Advanced Readings in Japanese
Advanced Japanese through Audio-Visual Media
Advanced Chinese through Media
Fifth-year Chinese
Advanced Readings in Tibetan
Introduction to East Asian History: China
Introduction to East Asian History: Japan
Introduction to East Asian History - Korea
Japanese Popular Culture
Tibetan Cultures and Traditions
Chinese Migrations since 1500
Kendo: Integration of Martial Arts and Liberal Arts
Social Studies Topics in East Asian Studies
A Survey of Tibetan Buddhism
Introduction to Buddhism
The Koreas: Korean War to the 21st Century
Social and Intellectual History of China, 589 AD-1919
History of Modern China, 1800-1949
History of the Peoples Republic of China, 1949 to the Present
Introduction to Taoism
Survey of Classical Chinese Literature
Survey of Modern Chinese Literature
Lovers, Warriors and Monks: Survey of Japanese Literature
Early Modern Japanese Literature
Modern Japanese Literature
Language in Japanese Society
Love and Politics: The Tale of Genji
Introduction to Confucianism
China and World War II in Asia
Haiku
Topics in Chinese Literature
Topics in Japanese: Study Abroad
Survey of Chinese Film
Manga
Anime
Chinese Linguistics I
Chinese Linguistics II
Topics in East Asian Visual Cultures
Introduction to Japanese Linguistics
Samurai: History and Image
Pearl Harbor & Hiroshima: Japan, the US & The Crisis in Asia
Readings in Early Modern Japanese Literature
Readings in Modern Japanese Literature
Readings in Classical Chinese Literature
Readings in Classical Japanese Literature
History of the Chinese Language
Studies in Chinese Linguistics
History of Chinese Literature
History of Chinese Literature II
Literary Studies in Chinese Drama
Studies in Chinese Fiction
Basic Technical Japanese II
Intermediate Technical Japanese I
Intermediate Technical Japanese II
Contemporary Economic Issues
Economic Problems of Developing Areas
Introduction to East Asian History: China
Introduction to East Asian History: Japan
Introduction to East Asian History - Korea
Chinese Migrations since 1500
East Asia & The U.S. Since 1899
The Koreas: Korean War to the 21st Century
Chinese Economic and Business History: From Silk to iPhones
Social and Intellectual History of China, 589 AD-1919
Cultural History of Korea
History of Modern China, 1800-1949
History of the Peoples Republic of China, 1949 to the Present
China and World War II in Asia
Samurai: History and Image
Pearl Harbor & Hiroshima: Japan, the US & The Crisis in Asia
Mass Communication in Developing Nations
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
Political Power in Contemporary China
Politics of East and Southeast Asia
China in World Politics
Contemporary Chinese Society
Fundamentals of Asian Stage Discipline
The Theatres of China and Japan
Electives - take any course above to attain 21 credits in the certificate9
Total Credits18

Residence and Quality of Work

  • Minimum 2.000 GPA on all certificate courses
  • At least 11 certificate credits must be completed in residence

Footnotes

Undergraduate/Special Student Certificates

This certificate is intended to be completed in the context of an undergraduate degree and for those seeking this certificate that is preferred. For students who have substantially completed this certificate at UW–Madison (at least 12 credits) and may need one or two courses to complete the certificate, they may do so immediately after completion of the bachelor’s degree by enrolling in the course as a University Special (nondegree) student. The certificate must be completed within a year of completion of the bachelor’s degree. Students should keep in mind that University Special students have the last registration priority and that may limit availability of desired courses. Financial aid is not available when enrolled as a University Special student to complete an undergraduate certificate. 

  1. (Historical Grounding) understanding the historical, political, and cultural forces and conditions that have given rise to the unity and diversity in the region today.
  2. (Multi-disciplinarity) analyzing contemporary political, economic, and cultural realities in the region from at least two disciplinary perspectives, ideally including humanities, social sciences and sometimes natural science approaches.
  3. (Depth of Knowledge) mastering at the undergraduate generalist level a particular facet of life in the region by taking courses on a particular sub-region or country, or by studying a regional language, or by taking at least two courses on the region in one discipline.

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.

As a regional center within the Institute for Regional and International Studies, we support and enhance international and global awareness in our student communities and inspire informed thinking about the complexities of our world. We encourage our students to connect to international networks and our regional communities through our program’s lecture series, film screenings, and varied outreach events and activities. We encourage our students to study abroad, do international internships, learn foreign languages, and expect them to gain an interdisciplinary grounding in global and regional affairs. We provide resources and expertise on our world area to students, and prospective students, and more broadly to K–12 teachers and students, postsecondary educators and graduate students, businesses, the media, the military, the community at large, and anyone else who is interested.

Information about funding through the Center for East Asian Studies is available from our website. We also encourage our students to explore funding options available through the Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS) Awards Office.