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East Asian Languages and Cultures

Haverford College

48 months
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56200 USD/year
56200 USD/year
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About

The East Asian Languages and Culture program of Haverford College engages students in a broad and deep exploration of culture and society in East Asia, particularly China and Japan.

Overview

The majors of the East Asian Languages and Culture program of Haverford College undertake rigorous language training and comprehensive study of the region’s culture and society. Though our minors need not study a language, we encourage them to enroll in our Chinese and Japanese language courses which span beginner to highly advanced levels.

Curriculum & Courses

Our demanding language program embraces the full range of communication skills—speaking, listening, reading, and writing—in Chinese or Japanese. Majors must attain third-year-level competence in Chinese or Japanese, though we encourage and enable them to move well beyond this level.

Our cultural studies curriculum begins with entry-level EALC courses on China and Japan. Majors then go on to EALC classes that reflect their specific interests at more advanced levels. We also draw upon the Bi-College’s broader academic resources by requiring majors to pursue relevant coursework in other departments. Many fulfill this requirement with classes that illuminate East Asia from the perspectives of Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Sociology, and Growth and Structure of Cities.

Research & Outreach

EALC majors produce a thesis, a work of original research, on a topic that falls within an EALC faculty member’s area of expertise. By the close of junior year, each student prepares a thesis proposal. That summer, many conduct primary research while studying abroad. Students focus on writing during the fall of senior year and submit a final draft early in the spring. The Department’s senior seminar course, which combines group sessions and one-on-one meetings with faculty advisors, offers our majors critical guidance and support as they produce this capstone work.

After Graduation

EALC majors graduate having honed general communication and analytical skills as well those specific to comprehending and thriving in China and Japan. Prepared to enter graduate programs in East Asian Studies or related areas, they are also equipped to enter a range of careers in China and Japan and those in the U.S. that require a deep understanding of East Asian culture and its languages.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Chinese Literature
  • Confucianizing China
  • Chinese Civilization
  • Myth, Folklore, and Legend in Japan
  • Japanese Civilization
  • Methods and Approaches to East Asian Cultures

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Start practicing IELTS today!
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Common Application and Personal Statement
  • Haverford Common Application Supplement and Honor Code essay
  • Standardized Test Results: Either the SAT or ACT Exam
  • School Report with most recent transcript (including 1st quarter grades if applying ED)
  • School Profile and Counselor Report
  • 2 Teacher Evaluations (English, Math, Science, Social Studies or Foreign Language)
  • $65 Application Fee or fee waiver

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    56200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 56200 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    56200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 56200 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Ardmore

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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Due for update

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