Foreign Area Studies: East Asia Major

Foreign Area Studies: East Asia Major

Foreign Area Studies: East Asia

Major

Learn about the language, history, and culture of East Asia through an interdisciplinary approach.

Cadets who major in East Asia foreign area studies pursue an interdisciplinary approach to understanding global and regional issues related to East Asia. Complementary support courses in the humanities and social sciences enrich major’s regional capabilities. The Foreign Area Studies major is designed to develop those just starting to study Chinese and those with previous experience. Courses in this major focus on language, culture, and Chinese life.  Class material will focus on functional language. At the advanced level, majors will focus on real-world news and documents. The major offers an honors curriculum. 

 

To learn more about this area of study, visit the Department of Foreign Languages.

Required Courses

EV365 GEOGRAPHY OF GLOBAL CULTURES 

EV372GEOGRAPHY OF ASIA  

HI337 CHINA-C. KINGDOM TO COMM RULE  

SS366 COMPARATIVE POLITICS 

SS372 POLITICS AND GOV OF CHINA

 

Sample Electives

LC371 INTENSIVE INTERMEDIATE CHINESE 

LC372 CHINESE FOR ORAL & WRIT COMM 

LC470 SPECIAL TOPIC IN CHINESE 

LC475 CHINESE RDG/WRTG THRU MEDI 

LC476 MILITARY SPKG/RDG - CHINESE 

LC483 CHINESE CIVILIZATION I 

LC485 CHINESE LITERATURE I 

LN440C CHINESE IN CULTURAL CONTEXT 

DS455 COMPARATIVE DEFENSE POLICY  

EN351 WORLD LITERATURE 

EV482 MILITARY GEOGRAPHY  

HI344 MODERN DIPLOMACY

LW481 INTERNATIONAL LAW 

SS374 POL & GOV OF KOREAS & JAPAN

 

This major offers an honors track. 

 

To learn more, view the full Foreign Area Studies - East Asia Major Curriculum.

Cadets can experience the Chinese language and culture through films, cuisine, or trip sections in the Chinese Forum. Cadets can also apply to spend a semester abroad in Taiwan, at either Fu Jen University or National Tsinghua University or experience a summer Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) program, USMA-run academic enrichment experience in Chinese-speaking areas such as Taiwan, Singapore, and China. Cadets may also apply to attend the Taiwanese version of Airborne School as a Military Individual through the Advanced Development (MIAD) Program.  

 

To learn more about enrichment for this area of study, visit the Department of Foreign Languages or the Center for Languages, Cultures, and Regional Studies.