As a doctoral student at IU, you are encouraged to earn a minor or certificate in an area outside your home department in order to broaden your perspective and enhance your research. The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures offers three PhD minor options to students majoring in fields outside the EALC Department: Chinese, Japanese, or East Asian Studies.
Please note: EALC certifies PhD minors only after all coursework has been completed. If your coursework is still in progress, please wait until all relevant grades have been processed before applying to the minor. Students should contact the EALC office to receive a copy of the PhD minor application.
Ph.D. Minor in Chinese or Japanese
Doctoral students from other departments may complete a minor in Chinese or Japanese by completing the following:
- Achieving proficiency in Chinese or Japanese (completion of the third-year level).
- 12 to 15 credit hours, or at least 4 courses, with a majority of content taught in Chinese or Japanese. These courses will be listed under “Chinese” (EALC-CXXX) or “Japanese” (EALC-JXXX) in this bulletin.
Courses counted toward fulfillment of the language proficiency requirement may not also be counted toward the 12 to 15 hours of Chinese or Japanese content courses. A maximum of 3 credit hours of E595 (Individual Readings) may be counted toward the minor.
Ph.D. Minor in East Asian Studies
Doctoral students from other departments may complete a minor in East Asian Studies by completing the following:
- A minimum of four culture courses (EALC-EXXX) in the EALC Department, two of which must be in fields outside the student's major discipline.
- Achieving proficiency in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean (completion of the third-year level).
Courses counted toward fulfillment of the language proficiency requirement may not also be counted toward the culture class requirement. A maximum of 3 credit hours of E595 may be counted toward the minor.