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BA in Asian Studies

BA in Asian Studies

Rice University

Rice University, Houston, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    94
  • Degree BA
  • Study Level Bachelors
Program Learning Outcomes for BA in Asian Studies Students graduating from this program will: Develop a broad historical and geographic knowledge about Asia as a transnational region. Demonstrate a focused knowledge on a specific topic and/or area in and about Asia. Design and execute independent research on Asia by using either social scientific or humanistic method. Demonstrate language proficiency (in speaking, listening, reading, and writing) on the intermediate level in at least one Asian language. Critically evaluate global issues and international relations involving Asia (both historically and contemporaneously). Degree Requirements for BA in Asian Studies For general university requirements, see Graduation Requirements in this publication. The undergraduate Asian Studies major consists of 30 hours or more of course work. There are three basic requirements: 1. One foundational course from the following: ASIA 211/HART 211/HIST 206 Introduction to Asian Civilizations ASIA 212/ANTH 212 Perspectives on Modern Asia 2. Nine additional courses are drawn from offerings with predominantly Asian content. In the case of cross-listed courses, any one of the departments or programs appearing in the cross-listing can be used to satisfy this particular requirement. 3. Asian Studies majors must have the equivalent proficiency of at least five semesters of coursework in a single Asian language. This may include an Asian language other than those currently offered by Rice (Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, and Russian). Students who have placed into the second semester of third year or higher of an Asian language will have satisfied this proficiency requirement. 4. One or more independent reading courses (ASIA 401 for the fall, ASIA 402 for the spring) taught by Asian Studies faculty may be counted towards the major, subject to approval by the director of Asian Studies.