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How to Become a Minor:

Student must bring the declaration form to the UAH or Program Administrator.

Minor Requirements

Overview:  Five courses are generally required to complete the EAS minor.  All courses used to fulfill the EAS minor degree requirements must be passed with a C- or higher.

A. Core Course:  HIST 80a (East Asian Civilization to 1650) or HIST 80b (East Asia: Nineteenth Century to the Present China and Japan).

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.

A Foreign Language Credit form is used to apply for EAS language requirement exemption in East Asian languages offered at Brandeis; 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. 

E. No course taken pass/fail may count toward the minor requirements.