Asian Languages & Cultures

About the Program

The Asian Languages and Cultures (ALC) Program, a component of the Asian Studies Program, offers majors, minors and courses of interest to all undergraduates at Puget Sound. Grounded in a strong foundation of languages and cultures, the program draws on the broad expertise of the Asian Studies faculty and complements the Asian Studies Program's Interdisciplinary Emphasis in Asian Studies and Trimble Distinguished Asia Scholar designations in offering students a focused and comprehensive understanding of the languages, cultures, and literatures of East Asia. The program offers two majors, two minors, courses in the core curriculum, and Chinese and Japanese language courses that fulfill requirements toward the Asian Studies designation and meet the university's foreign language requirement.

Choice of Majors

Students may select from two major areas of study:

  1. Chinese
  2. Japanese