With program faculty, students select a regional and disciplinary focus to create a coherent program of study. Although the program focuses on China, Japan, and South and Southeast Asia, students can investigate other regions. Intellectual emphasis is placed on comparative perspectives, both within Asia and with other regions.
We offer a bachelor degree in Asian Studies at Bard College. Before Moderation, students should take four courses cross-listed with the Asian Studies Program. Students focusing on Chinese and Japanese studies are expected to have taken at least one year of Chinese or Japanese language and at least two courses cross-listed with Asian Studies.
One of these courses should be in their field of future interest, which may be any of the disciplines taught in the Arts, Languages and Literature, or Social Studies Divisions. For graduation, Asian Studies students should complete a minimum of 40 credits in Asian Studies. Four credits (one course) must be an Asian Studies core course treating an aspect of Asia in comparative perspective. The Senior Project topic may be specific to a particular culture or may be comparative.
Recent Senior Projects in Asian Studies
- “Fear and Force in the Cultural Revolution: The Power of Mass Mentality”
- “The New Woman: An Age of Revolution through the Eyes of 20th-Century Chinese Women Writers”
- "Reading and Translating Miyazawa Kenji: An Anthology of Short Stories”
- Students in Chinese and Japanese studies focusing on language and literature must have a minimum of 44 credits. They should complete at least three years of language study in either Chinese or Japanese and four courses cross-listed with Asian Studies.
- Of these, at least two courses should be on the literature of the student’s primary region, one course on the literature of another part of East Asia, and one course in non-Asian literature, preferably oriented toward literary theory.
- 48 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Apply using the Common Application.High School transcript (Include mid-year senior grades if available at the time you apply.)School Report (Form is generally completed by a high school counselor and includes a school profile.)Teacher recommendations (Two are required: We prefer that one recommendation come from an English or humanities instructor and one from a math or science instructor.)
- TOEFL exam or IELTS exam or Duolingo English Test (For English proficiency requirements, see below.) All international applicants who speak a foreign language other than English as their primary language must submit a completed TOEFL exam or IELTS exam or Duolingo English Test.
- Completed Certification of Finances form
International57717 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 57717 USD per year during 48 months.
National57717 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 57717 USD per year during 48 months.
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