College of Arts and Humanities
2106 Jiménez Hall
Phone: 301-405-4025

Undergraduate Program Director: Minglang Zhou, Ph.D.

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALC) promotes a broad knowledge of and deep engagement with the languages, literatures, and cultures of China, Japan and Korea. We emphasize the common inheritance and enduring legacies of these countries, as well as the varied experiences of diverse groups within their ever-changing societies and communities. EALC offers BA programs in Chinese and Japanese and minors in all three.

Professor: M. Zhou

Associate Professor: A. Schonebaum

Assistant Professor: Q. He

Senior Lecturers: G. Hu, M. Kong, J. Lee-Heitz

Lecturer: Y. Wang

Advisor: Dr. Gloria Hu,

To review the academic plan for this major, go to

Undergraduate Research Experiences

The School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures has implemented an Annual SLLC Undergraduate Research Forum which allows its outstanding Juniors and/or Seniors to display their research projects. The Forum takes place in late April in the Language House (St. Mary's).


Annual Language Career and Internship Fair

Each fall semester, SLLC organizes a Language Career and Internship Fair in conjunction with the UMD Career Center. For more information see the SLLC website:

Student Societies and Professional Organizations

Individual SLLC departments hold annual induction ceremonies for students who are eligible for honor society membership.

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) administers a variety of federal, state, and institutional financial assistance programs, and, in cooperation with other university offices, participates in the awarding of scholarships to deserving students. For information, visit:

Awards and Recognition

The UG Committee organizes an annual awards ceremony to celebrate SLLC students who have earned SLLC, campus and/or national scholarships, and academic achievement awards. The awards ceremony takes place in conjunction with the annual SLLC UG Research Forum.