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Overview: Six courses are generally required to complete the EAS minor; but students exempted from the EAS minor language requirement only need five courses to complete the degree and all courses used to fulfill the EAS minor degree requirements must be passed with a C- or higher.
A. Core Course: HIST 80a (Introduction to East Asian Civilization).
B. Language Requirement: at least up to CHIN 20b or JAPN 20b, or by exemption. Students with demonstrated language skills at the 20 level or are native speakers may be exempted from this requirement by application and/or exam.
If applying for EAS language requirement exemption in East Asian languages offered at Brandeis, please go to the Registrar's Foreign Language Credit Forms for further directions; but for East Asian languages not offered at Brandeis (Korean) a ‘Foreign language Exemption Petition' is needed. Exams may be necessary in either case.
C. Electives: Generally three EAS electives from no fewer than two different departments are needed to complete this requirement; however students who are exempted from the language requirement must complete four electives. East Asian language courses at the 20-level or higher which are not used toward fulfilling the language requirement may be used as electives for the minor degree; however, at least one elective must be an EAS non-language course taken outside the GRALL Department.
D. No more than two courses (one, if language exemption is earned) taken outside of Brandeis may be counted for the minor.