The University of Kansas offers B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees with East Asian content in numerous departments in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as well as in professional schools. M.A. degrees in Contemporary East Asian Studies are offered by Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS). B.A. and M.A. degrees in East Asian languages and literatures are offered through KU’s Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALC). B.A. degrees with an East Asian concentration can be earned in other departments, such as History. East Asian M.A. degrees are offered in Religious Studies and EALC and the Law School share a joint J.D.-M.A. program. A Ph.D. with an East Asian emphasis can be earned in 9 or more departments (Anthropology, Communications Studies, Economics, Geography, History, History of Art, Political Science, Sociology, and Film and Media Studies) and the School of Education.
Undergraduates interested in learning more about East Asia should consider the following options:
- Majoring or minoring in East Asian Languages and Cultures
- majoring in Global and International Studies with an emphasis on East Asia
- participating in the Global Awareness Program
Above: Graduate student Junfu Gao presents at the East Asian Studies Graduate Research Forum held in Watson Library in April 2016.