College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Foreign Affairs Studies (FASt) Concentration: Contemporary East Asia in a Global Context

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

Usually students selecting this concentration will enter the program with at least two years of college-level training in an East Asian language and have lived in the country of focus for at least six months. Students in this concentration seek to understand their country of concentration within a regional or global context. Students must fulfill A) 4 required core courses, B) 6 elective courses and C) language requirement.

Course Name

Credit Hours

CEAS 700 Contemporary East Asia

3

GIST 701 Approaches to International Studies

3

GIST 710 Interdisciplinary Research Methods for Global Contexts

3

CEAS 802 Research Seminar

3

Total

12

B) Electives

Course Name

Credit Hours

 

Students will take 6 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).

 

 

 

18

Total

18

 

C) Language requirement

Course Name

Credit Hours

 

Student must have competency in the language of the elected focus area at level-2 proficiency (4 semesters). Course hours will depend on level of proficiency on entering the program.

 

 

0-20

Total

0-20


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