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East Asian Studies, Bachelor

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University rank #601 (QS) Northampton, MA, United States
The East Asian Studies program at the Smith College will help you to become able to explore analytically a text, argument, or social phenomenon in their field. At a minimum, achieve conversational competence as well as ability to read and write at the second-year level of an East Asian language.
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Knowledge Areas

  • Develop a multidimensional understanding of the arts, beliefs, societies and traditions, including a historical dimension, of either one East Asian country or of a specific theme across East Asia as a region.
  • Achieve some awareness both of the particularity and the complexity of different East Asian cultures and societies and of historical and contemporary continuities within the region.
  • Develop a basic understanding of one East Asian culture through the logic of its principal language, as well as through a study of thought, history, society and arts.
  • Demonstrate a broader understanding of contemporary social, political, economic, and cultural developments and themes that are shaping and defining the region.
  • Achieve some experiential understanding of aspects of the culture and language of study.
  • Achieve some acquaintance with the approaches and fundamentals of methodologies associated with the social sciences and humanities.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Studies in Art History
  • Dance Forms
  • The Culture of the Lyric in Traditional China
  • Chinese Travel Writing
  • Intimacy in Contemporary Chinese Women's Fiction
  • Modern Japanese Literature

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Common Application or Coalition Application
  • Smith Writing Supplement
  • Secondary School Report, including official high school transcript
  • Counselor Recommendation
  • Two Teacher Evaluation Forms
  • Midyear Report
  • Early Decision Agreement (if applicable)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    53940 USD/year
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    53940 USD/year
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  • In-State

    53940 USD/year
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Living costs for Northampton

  • 1156 - 2400 USD/month
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