Why Major in East Asian Languages and Cultures?

The East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALC) major is a new major offered by the EALC Department. All current sophomores (Class of '21) and juniors (Class of '20) have the option of either majoring in EALC (with a track in Chinese, Korean, or Japanese), or choosing a language-only major (i.e., Chinese Language and Culture or Japanese Language and Culture). All first-year students (Class of '22 onwards) must declare the EALC major, and may then choose a specific track in Chinese, Korean, or Japanese.