Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALC) offers a comprehensive curriculum in the languages, literatures, and cultures of East Asia for undergraduate and graduate students. Faculty research and teaching interests range from pre-modern literary, artistic, and religious expression to contemporary writing, film, linguistics, and popular culture. Doctoral programs and undergraduate majors are offered in Chinese and Japanese, with minors in Korean and Buddhist Studies available as well. The department offers training in classical and modern East Asian languages during the academic year and through intensive courses offered through UC Berkeley Summer Sessions.
Group in Asian Studies
The Group in Asian Studies (GAS) administers an interdisciplinary MA program. Students focus on South, Southeast, or East Asia, and design programs of study that draw on campus-wide expertise pertinent to their interests. The Group in Asian Studies also offers a joint MA degree program with the Graduate School of Journalism. Undergraduates may pursue a focus in Asia through the Global Studies major.
Group in Buddhist Studies
The Group in Buddhist Studies, which is comprised primarily of faculty from the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies offers an interdisciplinary program of study and research leading to a PhD degree in Buddhist Studies.
Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies
The Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies (SSEAS) offers instruction in the cultures, literatures and peoples of South and Southeast Asia and supports an undergraduate major and a graduate degree program. The department also offers regular instruction in the languages of South Asia and of Southeast Asia (including Burmese, Filipino, Indonesian, Khmer, Thai, and Vietnamese).
Berkeley Study Abroad
Berkeley Study Abroad is the campus office of the University of California Education Abroad Program (EAP), which offers the opportunity for undergraduates from any University of California campus to spend a semester or academic year abroad as part of their academic program. For students interested in East and Southeast Asia, EAP currently offers study abroad options in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Thailand.