Asia Studies Certificate
Interest in Asia and Asian Studies has increased dramatically in recent years. For some, Asia represents opportunity for business, trade and commercial exchange as one of the new and vast marketplaces of the 21st century. For others, Asia is a place where remarkable expressions of traditional culture such as religion, poetry and art have stayed alive even into the 21st century. Located in the Pacific Northwest, Washington state is a gateway to the East and offers an ideal setting to learn about the interactions between Asia and the rest of the world. This Asia Studies Certificate offers students the opportunity for a highly specialized and integrative look at trans-regional and international issues related to Asia focusing on the culture, history, politics and languages of the region.
- Acceptance to the certificate program requires that the student have a cumulative grade point average ≥3.0 in all courses at EWU and the approval of the certificate coordinator.
- In no course required for the certificate can the student receive a grade <3.0 and all courses within the certificate must have ≥3.3 minimum cumulative grade point average.
- All required courses for the certificate other than the language requirement must be completed at EWU.
- Transfer credits other than language credits will not be accepted for certificate completion.
- Completion of this certificate will also satisfy the minor requirement for students completing majors where a minor is required.
|Required Certificate Courses|
|Language requirement: 10 credits of a relevant language (may be met with credits from outside of EWU.)||10|
|Directed Study Assessment–all students must complete the assessment course|
|POLI 493||PORTFOLIO ASSESSMENT||1-2|
|Choose two courses from two of the areas and one course from the third.||23-25|
|Note: other courses may be substituted as electives if selected in consultation with and approved by the certificate coordinator.|
|INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY|
|POLITICS OF DEVELOPING NATIONS|
|POLITICS OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA|
|POLITICS OF SOUTH ASIA|
|COLONIALISM AND NATIONALISM IN SOUTHEAST ASIA|
|CHINA IN 19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES|
|DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN ASIA|
|MAJOR CIVILIZATIONS OF ASIA|
|GEOGRAPHY OF MONSOON ASIA|
|GEOGRAPHY OF THE PACIFIC RIM|
Student Learning Outcomes—students will
- acquire basic communication skills in at least one Asian language;
- apply knowledge of Asian history to interpret current political, social and cultural dynamics in Asia and in comparison to other world regions;
- apply normative and empirical tools to the study of Asian political, cultural and governmental realities, both past and present;
- attain advanced understanding of Asia sufficient to enter graduate studies concerning the region, or a career track wherein expertise in Asia is necessary;
- demonstrate awareness of historical, social, cultural, geographic and political dynamics in Asia and Asian countries.