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International :30 Nov 

BA East Asian Studies

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

4 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

38659 USD
13951 USD

Application fee

International 80 USD
National 70 USD
College of Letters and Science
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)108
TOEFL-PBT (min)550
SAT (avg)1290
ACT (avg)320

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About this course

The East Asian Studies major gives the student an understanding of East Asia and Southeast Asia through interdisciplinary studies, including courses on East Asian countries within the humanities and social sciences. Students are encouraged to pursue study abroad opportunities, as well as other guided studies pertaining to East and Southeast Asia.

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Eligibility Criteria

Achieve a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), 213 on the computer-based TOEFL or 80 on the Internet-based TOEFL.
Achieve a minimum score of 7 (academic module) on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
Achieve a score of 3, 4 or 5 on the AP Exam in English Language and Composition or English Literature and Composition.
Achieve a score of 5, 6 or 7 on the International Baccalaureate (IB), Higher Level examination in English (Language A).
Achieve a score of 6 or higher on the International Baccalaureate (IB), Standard Level examination in English (Language A).
Achieve a score of 560 or higher on the Writing section of the SAT Reasoning Test.
Complete one transferable college courses (3 semester or 4-5 quarter units each) in English composition with "C" grades or better at an accredited U.S. college or university.

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Course Modules

Preparatory Subject Matter 21-22
History 9A and 9B 8
One course from: Art History 1D, Chinese 7, 10, 11, Comparative Literature 53A, East Asian Studies 88, Japanese 10, 25, 50, Religious Studies, 75 3-4
Two courses (or the equivalent) of Chinese, Japanese, or other East Asian language study (Chinese 1-2; Japanese 1-2) 10
Depth Subject Matter 24
Choose 24 units from the following courses: Anthropology 134, 137, 143A, 148A, 148B, 149A, 149B; Art History 163A, 163B, 163C, 164, 190F, 190G; Chinese 100A, 100B, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109A-I; Community and Regional Development 153A; Comparative Literature 110, 153; Design 142A; Dramatic Art 144A, 144B, 144C, 154; East Asian Studies 113; 190; Economics 171;History 102G; 102H; 102N; 191A-J,; 194A-E, 195B; Japanese 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 152, 156, 157; Music 129C; Political Science 148B; Religious Studies 165; 170, 172, 175A; Sociology 147, 188
Elective Requirement 16
Choose 16 units from the following: Any East Asian Studies special course (Approved courses: East Asian Studies 190, 192, 194H, 196A-B, 198 - maximum 12 units from this list); Any Chinese or Japanese upper division course; Any Depth Subject Course; Any upper division Education Abroad course focusing on East Asia or Southeast Asian.

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How to Apply


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Test scores

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