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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


JET Program

Applications for the 2015 JET Program are now available at this website: http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/JET/. The deadline is Friday, November 14th.

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.

KU Works for Kansas: A Free Undergraduate Study Tour of Japan

CEAS conducted a Kakehashi Project-Bridge for Tomorrow study tour to Japan for 23 students from colleges and universities throughout Kansas in summer 2014. The tour, which was funded by the Japan Foundation and led by CEAS members Maggie Childs (core faculty) and Nancy Hope (staff), visited selected sites in Tokyo and Shizuoka June 23rd - July 3rd.  For more about the Project, view the video, the itinerary, or excerpts from participant reports. This fall, the Kansas students will make presentations about Japan at local elementary and secondary schools, while CEAS will host 23 students from Shizuoka University who are visiting KU in early spring as part of their Kakehashi tour of America.  

What was big in Japan in 2014? This list of nominated buzzwords is an interesting look back at the year. http://blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtime/2014/11/21/buzzword-of-the-year-nominees-announced-in-japan/
Buzzword of the Year Nominees Announced in Japan
Publisher Jiyukokuminsha and U-Can Inc. this week revealed the 50 candidates for their annual buzzword of the year award.

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