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Certificate in East Asian Studies for Engineering and Architecture Majors

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Certificate in East Asian Studies for Engineering and Architecture Majors

The Certificate in East Asian Studies for College of Engineering and Architecture Majors requires a total of 17 credit hours and is open to any declared College of Engineering and Architecture undergraduate major in good standing.

The requirements are: CHINESE 101 and 102,  JAPANESE 101 and 102, or KOREAN 101 or 102,  or 8 credits of other East Asia language available through study abroad;  ASIA 479; and 6 credits from ASIA 120, 121, 122, 123, 275, 315, 320, 321, 322, 330, 373, 374, 475, 476, or 477. A minimum of 6 credits must be upper-division.

Students who complete two semesters of foreign language beyond the one-year requirement may substitute those courses for three credits required from ASIA 121, 275, 315, 374, 475, or 477. Study abroad is encouraged, and appropriate credit toward completion of certificate will be accepted at the discretion of the Asia Program Director. No more than 4 credits earned at other institutions that may apply towards the certificate and no more than 4 credits may be pass/fail. Native speakers of an East Asian language may waive the foreign language requirement, but must take eight additional credits of courses from the list of “cultural survey” courses as approved by advisor. For courses used to meet the certificate requirements, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required for successful completion of the certificate.

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