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Secondary Track: East Asian Studies

East Asian Studies secondary track requirements for the International Studies major for students entering UCSD prior to Fall 2013.

  • The following requirements are for freshman and transfer students that entered UCSD prior to Fall 2013.
  • For freshman and transfer students that entered UCSD after to Fall 2013, please find the current major requirements here.

Note: A secondary track is NOT required for students entering UCSD Fall 2013 and later.

Secondary Track Information

  • All courses must be taken for a letter grade of C- or better.
  • A secondary track CANNOT be the same as the primary track.
  • To fulfill a secondary track, students must select and complete five (5) 4-unit, upper-division, non-language courses that focus more than 50% on the region.
    •  Please note that we do not have an official list of courses that will count towards your Secondary Track (ST) of East Asian Studies. If you plan to pursue East Asian Studies for your ST, you will need to look at the schedule of classes and search for courses on Asia or a specific Asian country.
    • You may search in any subject/department of interest. Courses must be taken from at least 2 different departments.
  • Students may take a maximum of 2 courses from their primary track department to count toward their secondary track.  No primary track & secondary track courses may overlap.
    • Example: A student with a primary track of Political Science and secondary track of East Asian Studies may take POLI 133D. Political Institutions of East Asian Countries and choose to count it toward only their secondary track.  Please note that the course will NOT count to fulfill requirements in both the primary and secondary track at the same time.
  • Course Approval: Each quarter you will need to send a VAC message to the International Studies Program advisors proposing courses that you would like to take for the East Asia Studies ST.  The advisor will evaluate each individual course and determine if it will apply to the ST.  You will need to repeat this process every quarter that you wish to take courses for the East Asia Studies ST.

East Asian Studies Comprehensive Course List

Course Approval: Each quarter you will need to send a VAC message to the International Studies Program advisors proposing courses that you would like to take for the East Asia Studies ST.  The advisor will evaluate each individual course and determine if it will apply to the ST.  You will need to repeat this process every quarter that you wish to take courses for the East Asia Studies ST.

Select five (5) courses.  All courses must be upper-division, 4 units, non-language and taken for a letter grade of C- or better.

  • Please note that we do not have an official list of courses that will count towards your Secondary Track (ST) of East Asian Studies.
  •  If you plan to pursue East Asian Studies for your ST, you will need to look at the schedule of classes and search for courses on Asia or a specific Asian country.  You may select any subject/department of interest as long as you select non-language courses.
  • The following are courses that most likely will count.  Please go through the course approval process:

Note: Please refer to the Secondary Track Information section to ensure that all requirements are being met.           

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