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East Asian Studies, Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #67 (WUR) Online
Hone your communication skills, cultural knowledge, and historic perspective with the unique degree in East Asian studies. One of the only online programs of its kind, University of Maryland University College's East Asian Studies degree provides an overview of the history, economics, politics, culture, and languages of the East Asian region, including China, Korea, and Japan.
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Overview

This East Asian Studies program at University of Maryland University College is ideal for those who live or work in East Asia, know East Asian languages, or regularly interact with people from East Asian countries.

Through your courses, you'll gain an understanding of East Asia based on both expanded cultural awareness and scholarly analysis. You'll build a foundation of knowledge that enriches your appreciation of the area while helping you prepare for a range of careers-such as translator, teacher, reporter, analyst, or nonprofit field employee—that require a broad understanding of the culture and region.

Through your coursework, you will learn how to:

  • Interpret, communicate, educate, and advise others based on your understanding, research, and analysis of the social, historical, and cultural contexts of East Asia
  • Use your knowledge of East Asia to identify, create, facilitate, and promote opportunities for interaction and cooperation between Asia and the global community
  • Apply your knowledge of East Asian diversity, values, and expectations to perform in a culturally appropriate way in personal and professional settings
  • Write and speak an East Asian language, integrating interpersonal skills and cultural knowledge

In past projects, students have had the opportunity to:

  • Create a presentation to raise awareness and educate others about various aspects of East Asian culture, history, and politics
  • Create a presentation in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean that demonstrates an ability to speak, read, and write the language
  • Write a research paper about a specific subject using primary source material

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Foundations of East Asian Civilization
  • Introduction to Modern East Asia
  • Religions of the East
  • Peoples and Cultures of East Asia
  • Issues in East Asian Studies
  • Writing and Communication Classes
  • Research Class
  • Arts and Humanities Classes
  • Behavioral and Social Science Classes
  • Biological and Physical Sciences Classes
  • Math Class
  • Computing Classes

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

Secondary education (high school graduation): If you have earned fewer than 24 transferable credits at a U.S. college or university, you must verify your completion of the equivalent of a U.S. secondary education by doing one of the following:

  • Requesting an evaluation from an approved international credit evaluation service
  • Providing official transcripts showing completion of the U.S. General Education Development, known as the GED, exam with a passing score

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    499 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 499 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    300 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 300 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Funding

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