The courses and programs of the Institute of Asian Studies are
designed to serve the needs and interests of several types of
students: graduate students working for an MA, undergraduate Asian
Studies majors, undergraduates who are not majoring in Asian
Studies but who want to take one or two courses on East Asia as
part of their general education, and people seeking professional
accreditation through a certificate program. The Institute
offers both introductory and more advanced courses on China, Japan
and Korea, as well as introductory and more advanced courses in the
Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages.
The program will prepare graduates to:
Understand both the fundamental historical
foundations and current developmentsin the major
- Demonstrate knowledge of the historical and social settings of
key East Asian civilizations—among them China, Japan and
- Apply theoretical knowledge to the wider socio/economic
- Analyze the key role played by East Asia in global history,
economics and geo-politics.
Demonstrate technical and analytical
skills critical to effective research.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of research methodology.
- Apply skills in research methodology using multi-faceted
sources in the traditional library, research library, and online
- Use computers and Internet sources for data stream
- Evaluate the scope of collected material.
- Process the collected data for interpretation and
- Research and write both independently and cooperatively.
Demonstrate core research competencies in
the field of East Asian Studies
- Communicate knowledge effectively in both written and spoken
- Demonstrate effective use of computers to access data,
statistics, and current information related to the subject
- Cite source material in correct and consistent formats.
- Apply gained knowledge in multi-tier presentations and
- Demonstrate early facility and working knowledge of an East
Demonstrate the ability to participate in
society as a graduate with a background in the Liberal
- Apply knowledge, concepts and individual viewpoints to global
issues and business situations.
- Demonstrate understanding of the logic of subjective and
- Present an argument in the classic form of Thesis, Anti-thesis