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Curriculum for M.A. in Asian Studies

Curriculum for M.A. in Asian Studies With Thesis

China (6 Total Credits)
ASIA 6140 Survey of Chinese Civilization (3 credits)
and one of the following:
ASIA 6141 Foundations of Chinese Civilization (3 credits)
ASIA 6142 Development of Chinese Civilization (3 credits)
ASIA 6143 Maturity of Chinese Civilization (3 credits)

Japan (6 Total Credits)
ASIA 6121 History and Culture of Japan I (3 credits)
ASIA 6122 History and Culture of Japan II (3 credits)

Modern and Contemporary East Asia (6 Total Credits)
ASIA 6145 Modern East Asia (3 credits)
ASIA 6146 Contemporary East Asia (3 credits)

Research Methodology (6 Total Credits)
ASIA 9111 Research Methods in Asian Studies (3 credits)
ASIA 9200 Thesis Research (3 credits)

Elective Courses (15 Total Credits)
Elective courses are chosen from the department's course offerings by the student, in consultation with the graduate adviser, to achieve an integrated program of study.

Overall Total = 39 credits

Note: Thesis students must successfully complete a thesis, in accordance with departmental guidelines, in addition to completing the required number of credits. A degree will not be conferred without successful completion of a thesis even if the total credit requirement is met. Students that have completed all degree requirements except the thesis must register for Thesis Continuation until the thesis is complete.

Curriculum for M.A. in Asian Studies Without Thesis

China (6 Total Credits)
ASIA 6140 Survey of Chinese Civilization (3 credits)
and one of the following:
ASIA 6141 Foundations of Chinese Civilization (3 credits)
ASIA 6142 Development of Chinese Civilization (3 credits)
ASIA 6143 Maturity of Chinese Civilization (3 credits)

Japan (6 Total Credits)
ASIA 6121 History and Culture of Japan I (3 credits)
ASIA 6122 History and Culture of Japan II (3 credits)

Modern and Contemporary East Asia (6 Total Credits)
ASIA 6145 Modern East Asia (3 credits)
ASIA 6146 Contemporary East Asia (3 credits)

Research Methodology (3 Total Credits)
ASIA 9111 Research Methods in Asian Studies (3 credits)

Elective Courses (18 Total Credits)
Elective courses are chosen from the department's course offerings by the student, in consultation with the graduate adviser, to achieve an integrated program of study.

Overall Total = 39 credits

Curriculum for M.A. in Asian Studies with a Track in Teaching Chinese Language and Culture (With Thesis)

Required Credits (27 Total Credits)
6 Credits in Chinese Civilization
6 Credits in Research Methodology (must include ASIA 9200 Thesis Research)
3 Credits in Chinese History
3 Credits in Chinese Literature
3 Credits in Chinese Linguistics
3 Credits in Methods of Teaching Chinese/Japanese
3 Credits in Directed Studies/Internship

Elective Credits (12 Total Credits)
Elective courses are chosen from the department's course offerings by the student, in consultation with the graduate adviser, to achieve an integrated program of study.

Overall Total = 39 credits

Note: Thesis students must successfully complete a thesis, in accordance with departmental guidelines, in addition to completing the required number of credits. A degree will not be conferred without successful completion of a thesis even if the total credit requirement is met. Students that have completed all degree requirements except the thesis must register for Thesis Continuation until the thesis is complete.

Curriculum for M.A. in Asian Studies with a Track in Teaching Chinese Language and Culture (Without Thesis)

Required Credits (24 Total Credits)
6 Credits in Chinese Civilization
3 Credits in Research Methodology
3 Credits in Chinese History
3 Credits in Chinese Literature
3 Credits in Chinese Linguistics
3 Credits in Methods of Teaching Chinese/Japanese
3 Credits in Directed Studies/Internship

Elective Credits (15 Total Credits)
Elective courses are chosen from the department's course offerings by the student, in consultation with the graduate adviser, to achieve an integrated program of study.

Overall Total = 39 credits

Curriculum for Dual-Degree Program with the School of Diplomacy and International Relations
Asian Studies Component (18 Total Credits) including:

China (6 Total Credits):
ASIA 6140 Survey of Chinese Civilization (3 Credits)
and one of the following:
ASIA 6141 Foundations of Chinese Civilization (3 Credits)
ASIA 6142 Development of Chinese Civilization (3 Credits)
ASIA 6143 Maturity of Chinese Civilization (3 Credits)

Japan (6 Total Credits)
ASIA 6121 History and Culture of Japan I (3 Credits)
ASIA 6122 History and Culture of Japan II (3 Credits)

Modern and Contemporary East Asia (6 Total Credits)
ASIA 6145 Modern East Asia (3 Credits)
ASIA 6146 Contemporary East Asia (3 Credits)

Diplomacy and International Relations Component (18 Total Credits)
DIPL 6000 International Relations Theory (3 Credits)
DIPL 6001 Cultural and Ethnic Diversity (3 Credits)
DIPL 6002 International Organizations (3 Credits)
Electives in Diplomacy and International Relations (9 credits)

Required Research Component (6 Total Credits)
ASIA 9111 Research Methods in Asian Studies (3 Credits)
ASIA 9200 Thesis Research (3 Credits)

or

DIPL 6310 Research Methods for Policy Analysis (3 Credits)
DIPL 6311 Master's Research Project (3 Credits)

Practicum (3 Total Credits)
DIPL 7111 Internship (3 Credits)

Asian Language Component (12 Total Credits or Examination)
Students must demonstrate language competence in an East Asian language through an examination or by completing 4 courses in Japanese or Chinese language.CHIN 6111-14 Graduate Chinese Conversation and Composition I-IV (3 Credits Per Course)

CHIN 6117-18 Graduate Reading in Modern Chinese I-II (3 Credits Per Course)
CHIN 6120-21 Graduate Chinese Newspaper Readings I-II (3 Credits Per Course)
JAPN 6111-12 Graduate Modern Japanese I-II (3 Credits Per Course)
JAPN 6113-14 Graduate Japanese Newspaper Readings I-II (3 Credits Per Course)

Elective Courses (3-15 Total Credits)
Elective courses will be chosen by the student in consultation with the graduate adviser, to achieve an integrated program of study. Students who have successfully passed the Asian language challenge examination (with a minimum score of Intermediate-High) will take the maximum number of elective credits.

Overall Total = 60 credits

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