48 months
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938 CAD/credit 28140 CAD/year
206 CAD/credit 6180 CAD/year
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About

The Bachelor of Arts, Major in Asian Studies degree from Kwantlen Polytechnic University will allow you to develop the competencies characteristic of a traditional BA program while preparing you to respond creatively to the challenges you will encounter in an increasingly interconnected world. 

Overview

In this four-year interdisciplinary program, you will not only acquire practical skills that you can employ in your multicultural communities locally, you will also develop the intellectual and cultural competencies required to operate successfully in a world where the nations of East and South Asia are increasingly influential.

Key facts:

As an Asian Studies student at Kwantlen Polytechnic University you will begin your first year of studies with courses that introduce you to Asian Studies as a discipline and to the countries and cultures of East and South Asia. These courses will begin to build the critical thinking, communication, and intercultural competencies that will allow you to succeed in more advanced courses. 

As you progress to more narrowly defined regional and thematic courses, you will examine in greater depth the societies, cultures, political systems, economies, and histories of the peoples and nations of South and East Asia, as well as their interactions with Canada and the rest of the world.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Intercultural Competencies: Thinking, Speaking, Acting Globally
  • Contemporary Japanese Society and Culture
  • A Passage to South Asia: Introduction to South Asian History
  • Beyond the Middle Kingdom: Introduction to East Asian History
  • Late Imperial China
  • Regional Geography of South Asia
  • Regional Geography of East Asia
  • Japan under the Shoguns, 1600-1868
  • Asian Philosophy

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students pursuing a major in Asian Studies must be admitted to the Faculty of Arts.
  • All applicants to undergraduate studies must satisfy KPU's Undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement through an acceptable High school course, undergraduate course, KPU course, or testing option.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28140 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 938 CAD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    6180 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 206 CAD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Surrey

1156 - 1898 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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