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CEAS M.A. Program in Contemporary East Asian Studies

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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CEAS M.A. Program

The KU Center for East Asian Studies offers an M.A. program in Contemporary East Asian Studies.This interdisciplinary degree focused on 20th and 21st century East Asia provides students with in-depth interdisciplinary knowledge of a selected East Asian country (China, Korea, or Japan); a broad knowledge of modern East Asia; and social science research skills and methods appropriate to international area studies.

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.

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