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DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT:
Professor Eliot Borenstein
DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE STUDIES:
Associate Professor Thomas Looser
Master of Arts Program in East Asian Studies
The master of arts program is designed for students who seek specialized and individualized enhancement of their undergraduate education. The department offers an array of language courses at all levels in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean for the further development of language capability. Besides language instruction, the department offers a wide range of courses in modern Asian culture, with emphasis on the literature, film, and visual culture of China, Japan, and Korea. Many of these courses treat these subjects in the context of such global issues as socialism, colonialism, fascism, and modernization. In working out their individual course of study, those seeking the M.A. degree are expected to balance out the different components of the program. For those who are interested, some course work and guidance on pre-modern China is also available.
Doctor of Philosophy Program in East Asian Studies
The Department of East Asian Studies admits to its Ph.D. program select students who have a strong undergraduate record and appropriate academic preparation. Normally, at least three years of Chinese, Japanese, or Korean at the college level and substantial course work in Asian culture are required to enter the Ph.D. program. Please refer to the Graduate School of Arts and Science for the most up-to-date application requirements.
Joint Master of Arts in East Asian Studies and Journalism
The Department of East Asian Studies offers a 42-credit joint M.A. program with Journalism. Details regarding this program and requirements may be found under the Journalism Department section of this bulletin.