Studying the diversity of East Asia
EALC is IU's central department for study of all aspects of East Asian language, civilization, and society. Home to 31 faculty members, the department is large enough to encompass the diversity of East Asian cultures, from contemporary politics to ancient philosophy, yet small enough to provide a close, collegial environment for teaching and research.
We offer Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese, and Korean from beginning to advanced levels, and a full range of courses on East Asian literature, history, politics, religion, and art. Our undergraduate degree programs build the foundation for careers in teaching and research, international business and law, the foreign service, and cultural institutions.
At the graduate level, our programs are tailored to meet students' individual needs and interests, yet all combine rigorous training in East Asian languages with extensive study in their chosen disciplines.