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Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies

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A major in Asian studies graduates with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University. The course load for the major is fourteen courses. In addition to those fourteen courses, Asian studies majors are expected to spend some time in Asia in an academic setting, although this requirement does not have to be credit bearing. Asian studies at Northeastern is an interdepartmental program that focuses on the histories, cultures, and politics of the most dynamic nation-states in East and South Asia, while also exploring their transnational interactions and their global diasporas, especially to the United States. In so doing, it encourages students to look carefully and critically at the complex ways that people in Asian countries have been involved with one another and with the rest of the world in both the past and the present. Program Outcomes for the BA in Asian Studies - Students will be able to: Analyze how global forces of economic, political, and cultural change affect contemporary Asian societies. Explain basic historical linkages between Asian societies, such as intra-regional cultural, social, economic, and religious interactions. Explain basic historical linkages between Asia and the world, including economic and cultural linkages, migration, and the experience of colonialism. Analyze a range of historical and contemporary issues in a specific Asian society. Identify and articulate clear positions on key debates in Asian Studies within a specific academic discipline (for example, sociology, history, political science, economics, religious studies, or international relations). Speak proficiently in an Asian language to converse on a range of topics. Explain inter-cultural differences, and reflect thoughtfully on inter-cultural interactions, based on an inter-cultural academic or work experience (such as a study abroad experience, Dialogue, or co-op). Write clear, evidence-based analyses on a topic of research. Interpret a range of data sources within an area of concentration.