Why Should I Minor in East Asian Studies?

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East Asia is a major centre of international trade, culture, and inquiry. Examine the influences that have shaped and continue to shape its evolving identity and the roles it plays in a globalized world. East Asian Studies (EAS) offers you the opportunity to:

  • enhance your understanding of East Asian cultures;
  • develop proficiency in East Asian languages;
  • travel and acquire hands-on experience in our overseas exchange programs;
  • prepare for a career in foreign services or in languages. 

What are my academic plan options?

There are two different academic plans open to students participating in East Asian Studies:

Minor for current UWaterloo students

Students who want to acquire a basic understanding of the culture and language of East Asia, with the flexibility to create a unique specialization through course selection.

To register on Quest, students must complete and submit the Plan Modification Form (PDF) to the Registrar's Office.

To graduate with the EAS minor, students must declare the minor on their Application to Graduate form.

Diploma for non- or post degree students

Students who want to acquire a basic understanding of the culture and language of East Asia, with the flexibility to create a unique specialization through course selection.

EAS course offering and descriptions