The Definition of Discipline, Area and Field

The degree requirements for M.A. and Ph.D. in the department are designed with a goal to achieve both depth and breadth in the understanding of East Asian Languages and Cultures. The major field/discipline requirements develop expertise in a student's major field, while the distribution requirements on electives aim to broaden student's training in a second field, period or area. The course requirements refer to the concepts Discipline Area and Field , which are defined in the tables below.

Discipline refers to literature, history, religion, language and linguistics, and anthropology. Area refers to China, Japan and Korea. Period refers to modern and premodern following customary practices in a discipline/area.  Field refers to any combination of these labels. So, "Premodern Korean History" and "Japanese Second Language Acquisition" are both examples of a field .

Below are the fields for which the department currently offers supervision:

 

Discipline Literature
Area Chinese Japanese Korean
  1. Modern 1. Modern 1. Modern
  2. premodern 2. premodern 2. premodern

 

Discipline History
Area Chinese Japanese Korean
  1. Modern 1. Modern 1. Modern
  2. premodern 2. premodern 2. premodern

 

Discipline Religion
Area Chinese Japanese Korean
  1. Modern 1. Modern 1. Modern
  2. premodern 2. premodern 2. premodern

 

Discipline Languages and Linguistics
Area Linguistics Language Pedagory Second Language Acquisition
  1. Chinese 1. Chinese 1. Chinese
  2. Japanese 2. Japanese 2. Japanese
  3. Korean 3. Korean 3. Korean

 

Discipline Anthropology
Area Chinese Japanese Korean
    (Contingent upon new faculty appointment)