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E. Leslie Peter Professor, East Asian Studies

Eckerd College
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St. Petersburg, FL 33711

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East Asian Studies

East Asian Studies



The minor in East Asian Studies requires the following: two semesters of either Chinese or Japanese language; EA 201G East Asian Traditions; and three other courses on East Asia, at least one each from group A (East Asian Humanities) and group B (Contemporary East Asian Societies). See the East Asian Studies major for the courses in each group and course descriptions.

International Focus

As a small liberal arts college, Eckerd is able to offer instruction in East Asian Studies in a specialized, personal way unavailable at larger institutions, including tutorials, independent study options, and faculty-student collaborative research opportunities. Eckerd has strong international focus, especially through our programs in International Relations & Global Affairs and International Business.

The Eckerd Difference

Elliott McDaniel "I have to say my favorite thing about Eckerd is the people. Everyone is so friendly and happy. I've made some of the best friends of my life here. The professors are great. They are so willing to go out of their way to help. My mentor has become one of the greatest influences in my life, helping me with classes, internships and even my personal life." - Elliott McDaniel, East Asian Studies major