The East Asian Languages and Cultures program of the University of Massachusetts Amherst boasts rigorous language courses led by experienced and dedicated instructors. At the end of their fourth year, undergraduate majors should be able to communicate in Chinese or Japanese comfortably in a socially appropriate manner.
The program also offers a variety of courses with topics ranging from literature and linguistics to history, film, religion, women’s studies, theater, diplomacy, and gay/queer studies. Through these courses, our students learn how to think and write critically, how to present and discuss Asia intelligibly to others, and how to apply what they have learned here to their jobs after they graduate.
With the full array of courses at hand, our students have several choices to explore their interest in East Asia—four majors, two minors, a licensure, and three certificate programs.
The East Asian Languages & Cultures program offers rich and challenging major programs in Chinese and Japanese. Students pursuing a major must take required language courses that are designed to make them proficient in the target language as well as a certain number of culture courses. For the latter, they can choose from the broad array of courses in literary history, linguistics, teaching Chinese/Japanese as a second language, classical language and literature, philosophy, cinema and pop culture, and so on.
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- Chinese Linguistics
- Advanced Modern Chinese
- Elementary Classical Chinese
- Contemporary Japanese
- Readings in Modern Japanese
- Media Japanese
- 48 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A Completed Common Application
- Application Fee
- Official transcripts showing all secondary (high school) and post-secondary (if applicable) coursework, with official translations
- If an applicant’s high school (or secondary school) is in a country outside the United States that requires national or state exams in order to progress to higher educational levels, then we require a copy of official exam results for any exams completed prior to applying for admission
- We require either the SAT or ACT
- One academic letter of recommendation
- All non-native speakers of English must demonstrate English language proficiency
- While not required for admission, all international students may choose to submit a third-party unscripted interview
International38512 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 38512 USD per year during 48 months.
National36427 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 36427 USD per year during 48 months.
In-State16439 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16439 USD per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Amherst Center
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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