East Asian Studies

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Why choose East Asian Studies?

East Asian Studies scholars ask questions such as: What are the roots and the distinctive features of Chinese and Japanese cultures? How did manga become so popular? What constitutes a Chinese blockbuster and how different is it from Hollywood’s?

East Asian Studies examines the culture, language and history of East Asian civilizations in an interdisciplinary program offering a comprehensive understanding of the rich culture and emerging global power of China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam. During your personalized course of studies you will gain a sensitivity to diversity and interconnectedness, conceptual analytic skills, research capabilities, and the ability to communicate in either Chinese or Japanese.

Career opportunities

As an East Asian Studies graduate, you'll be prepared for career opportunities in areas such as civil service, the non-profit sector, government positions and the business world. A degree in East Asian Studies can also be used as a stepping-stone to professional degrees in Law, Medicine, Education, Journalism, Diplomacy, Arts, the Performing Arts, and Graduate Studies. The PBS reports that Asian-related careers will be in high demand in the 21st century.

Program highlights

Co-operative work placement - Gain valuable full-time paid work experience that alternates with your academic studies.

Study abroad opportunities - Cultural and academic experiences at destinations around the world.

Courses in this program

Asian Philosophy, East Asia from 1800, Survey of Far Eastern Art: China and Related Civilizations, Japanese Culture in an Immersion Setting, ​Understanding Contemporary East Asia

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