A dynamic program strong in cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary research and teaching

The graduate program in Asian Civilizations provides preparation for doctoral study in a variety of disciplines. It is also of interest to students with nonacademic career plans for whom graduate-level work in an Asian language and culture would be useful. Students in professional programs are encouraged to consider working toward a concurrent degree in Asian Civilizations.

By the end of the final semester in residence, students are expected to demonstrate, either by departmental examination or the successful completion of courses at the appropriate level, advanced competence in Chinese or Japanese, defined generally as corresponding to the fourth-year level of language course work in Chinese or Japanese.

Master of Arts in Asian Civilizations

The M.A. in Asian Civilizations provides detailed information on degree requirements to all applicants. By the end of the first semester in residence, students propose a study plan developed in consultation with their advisor and in accordance with guidelines for specializations within the program.

Learning Outcomes

The M.A. in Asian Civilizations offers two tracks:

  • teaching Chinese as a foreign language; and
  • interdisciplinary Chinese studies.

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