Major in East Asian Studies Requirements for the major consist of 12 courses that emphasize language study, basic training in the approach of one academic discipline, and area studies components. The courses must be approved by the East Asian Studies program director. Criteria are as follows: Two intermediate courses Two intermediate (3000-level) courses in the same discipline that emphasize disciplinary-specific research or theoretical approaches. Some examples include: ANTH 3300 - Ethnographic Research Methods ANTH 3460 - From Development to Globalization HIST 3010 - Historical Methods HIST 3960 - Topics in Comparative History ECON 3710 - Labor Economics ECON 3720 - International Economic Development ECON 3730 - International Trade and Finance PSCI 3540 - Political Research and Analysis PSCI 3640 - Contemporary Political Ideologies SOC 3930 - Social Research Methods SOC 3950 - Critical Social Theory Ten additional courses At least four courses in an East Asian language Two introductory courses in Asian history, society, or economics Three intermediate (3000-level) courses in Asian history, society, or economics The East Asian studies capstone course, EAST 5960: Research in East Asian Studies, that connects disciplinary study and area study culminating in an independent research thesis. A semester or year abroad in the country of language study is strongly encouraged.