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University of Calgary Calendar 2022-2023 Faculty of Arts 4. Program Details 4.35 Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures 4.35.2 BA in East Asian Language Studies
4.35.2 BA in East Asian Language Studies

Language Placement information see 4.35 Placement in Language Courses.

Eligibility

Students who receive advanced placement at the 331 level or higher in both Chinese and Japanese are ineligible for this program.

Requirements

A. FACULTY OF ARTS REQUIREMENTS

Students must adhere to the applicable Faculty of Arts requirements in 3.3.1 Major Degree Programs.

B. MAJOR-FIELD REQUIREMENTS

Students choose either Chinese or Japanese as the primary language of study and the other as their secondary language of study. Students who receive advanced placement in Chinese or Japanese at the 331 level or higher must choose the language in which they have not received advanced placement as their primary language of study.

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 45 units to a maximum of 60 units in Courses Constituting the Field of East Asian Language Studies while fulfilling the following requirements:

1. Primary Language of Study: 24 units from the list of either “Chinese Language” or “Japanese Language” courses. (See Courses Constituting the Field of East Asian Language Studies.) Students whose primary language of study is Japanese must take 3 units from Japanese 441, 451, 471. Students whose primary language of study is Chinese must take 3 units from Chinese 401, 403, 431.

2. Secondary Language of Study: 6 units from the list of either “Japanese Language” or “Chinese Language” courses in the language not chosen for Requirement 1 above.

3. Primary Area of Studies: 9 units from the list of either “Chinese Studies” or “Japanese Studies” courses, whichever corresponds to the primary language of study.

4. Secondary Area of Studies: 3 units from the list of either “Japanese Studies” or “Chinese Studies” courses, whichever corresponds to the secondary language of study.

5. Capstone: 3 units East Asian Language Studies 501.

C. DEGREE OPTIONS

The BA in East Asian Language Studies can be taken with Co-operative Education. See section 3.3.8 Co-operative Education Programs for information and requirements.