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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

 


News and Updates

Congratulations to Kyoim Yun, Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures, who has received a Korea Foundation Field Research Grant for the coming academic year! Her project is entitled “The Temple Stay in South Korea: Searching for Peace in Uncertain Times.”

We would also like to congratulate Yao Li, a Lecturer with the Center for East Asian Studies, who is heading to Harvard Kennedy School this fall for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation! Li's research examines the political outcomes of social protests in China.

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CEAS M.A. Program

The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) at The University of Kansas now offers an M.A. program in Contemporary East Asian Studies. This interdisciplinary area studies program provides students with high quality academic training on the region and on their country of specialization within East Asia. 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.

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