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. Breadcrumb foreign area studies east asia major Majors-and-Minors-left MENU Explore Academic Majors and Minors Academic Majors American Politics Major Applied Statistics and Data Sciences Major Chemical Engineering Major Chemistry Major Civil Engineering Major Computer Science Major Cyber Science Major Defense and Strategic Studies Major Economics Major Electrical Engineering Major Engineering Management Major Engineering Psychology Major English Major Environmental Engineering Major Environmental Science Major Foreign Area Studies: Africa Major Foreign Area Studies: East Asia Major Foreign Area Studies: Eurasia Major Foreign Area Studies: Europe Major Foreign Area Studies: Latin America Major Foreign Area Studies: Middle East Major Foreign Language: Arabic Major Foreign Language: Chinese Major Foreign Language: French Major Foreign Language: German Major Foreign Language: Persian Major Foreign Language: Portuguese Major Foreign Language: Russian Major Foreign Language: Spanish Major Geography Major Geospatial Information Science Major History Major International Affairs Major Kinesiology Major Law and Legal Studies Major Life Science Major Management Major Mathematical Sciences Major Mechanical Engineering Major Nuclear Engineering Major Operations Research Major Philosophy Major Physics Major Sociology Major Space Science Major Systems & Decision Sciences Major Systems Engineering Major Academic Minors Aeronautical Engineering Minor America in the World Minor American Foundations Minor Applied Statistics Minor Cyber Security Minor Diversity and Inclusion Studies Minor Engineering Management Minor General History Minor Geography Minor Grand Strategy Minor Network Science Minor Nuclear Science Minor Photonics Minor Regional Studies Minor Robotics Minor Space Science Minor Systems Engineering Minor Terrorism Studies Minor War Technology and Society Minor Guidance on Choosing an Academic Major Overview Courses Enrichment 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 CoursesEV365 GEOGRAPHY OF GLOBAL CULTURES EV372GEOGRAPHY OF ASIA HI337 CHINA-C. KINGDOM TO COMM RULE SS366 COMPARATIVE POLITICS SS372 POLITICS AND GOV OF CHINA Sample ElectivesLC371 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 DIPLOMACYLW481 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. Honor Societies:Phi Sigma Iota - International Foreign Language Honor SocietyGolden Key - International Honour SocietyPhi Kappa Phi - Oldest and Largest Collegiate Honor SocietyTo learn more about enrichment for this area of study, visit the Department of Foreign Languages or the Center for Languages, Cultures, and Regional Studies.