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CEAS M.A. Program in Contemporary East Asian Studies

Contemporary East Asia Concentration

This is one of two concentrations available for the CEAS M.A. program.

Students selecting this concentration may or may not have previous language experience and seek a degree program that equips them with social science skills and area studies knowledge. Students must fulfill A) 3 required core courses, B) 7 elective courses and C) language requirement.

A) Required courses

Course Name

Credit Hours

CEAS 700 Contemporary East Asia

3

One course in social science methodology:

ANTH 701 (History of Anthropology), ANTH 703 (Current Biological Anthropology), ANTH 704 (Current Cultural Anthropology), COMS 850 (Introduction to Research Methods), GEOG 805 (History of Geography), POLS 705 (Research Design for Political Science), POLS 706 (Research Methods), SOC 810 (Sociological Inquiry), or another graduate level introductory methods course approved by the graduate advisor

3

CEAS 802 Research Seminar

3

Total

9

B) Electives

Course Name

Credit Hours

 

Students will take 7 elective courses on East Asia (for a full list of electives, see Courses)

•          A minimum of 3 courses on a country of primary focus

              (China, Korea, or Japan)

•          A minimum of 2 courses on other East Asian Countries

•          No more than 3 courses in a single discipline

•          At least 4 courses must be in the social sciences or

             business

•          No more than 2 courses can be on the pre-modern

             period (before 1900).

 

 

21

Total

21

C) Language requirement

Course Name

Credit Hours

 

Student must have competency in the language of the elected focus area at level-3 proficiency (6 semesters). Course hours will depend on level of proficiency upon entering the program.                            

 

 

 

0-26

Total

0-26

 


Events
Sep 10
Study Abroad Fair
10:30 am
Oct 09
Tea and Talk Lecture: Benjamin Uchiyama
04:00 pm
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SWCAS & MCAA Joint Conference, 2014

CEAS will host a joint conference of the Southwest Conference of Asian Studies (SWCAS) &
the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA) in Lawrence, KS on October 3-5, 2014

Please click here for registration, or follow this link for more information.

Program Chair: J. Megan Greene, mgreene@ku.edu

New M.A. Program

The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) at The University of Kansas is offering a new M.A. program in Contemporary East Asian Studies, beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year. Full-time students with prior East Asian language training will be able to complete the degree within 12 months. For more information about this M.A. program including specific requirements for admission, visit www.ceas.ku.edu/degrees, or contact Ayako Mizumura, Assistant Director of CEAS, by email (ceasma@ku.edu) or call 785-864-1478. You can also download our program flyer (PDF) Please share this information with your friends, colleagues and students! We are looking forward to hearing from you.

New CEAS Study Abroad Program

The University of Kansas recently participated in the Kakehashi Project-Bridge for Tomorrow, a 10-day study abroad trip to Japan for 23 students from Kansas universities. In the 2014-15 school year CEAS will host a group of students from Japan.

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