East Asian Studies, MA

for the degree of Master of Arts: Major in East Asian Languages and Cultures


No longer accepting students: Fall 2019


department office: 2090 Foreign Languages Building, 707 South Mathews, Urbana, IL 61801

phone: (217) 244-1432

email: ealc@illinois.edu


department catalog page: East Asian Languages & Cultures

department website: Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures

department faculty: East Asian Languages & Cultures Faculty


overview of admissions & requirements: Graduate Degree Information East Asian Languages & Cultures

college website: LAS


for the degree of Master of Arts: Major in East Asian Languages and Cultures


Master of Arts in East Asian Studies

Thesis Option

Two 500-level courses in the major field including one course designated as a research seminar in which the student produces a research paper using Asian language sources.8
EALC 500Proseminar in EALC4
Distribution requirements. a minimum of two (8 hours) 400- or 500-level courses that are: 1. outside the major field of interest. 2. in an East Asian culture other than the major areas of interest. 3. in a Second Period (modern or premodern)8
Elective hours 8
Language Requirement: Candidates must demonstrate a knowledge of one East Asian language at the fourth-year level by satisfactory completion of appropriate (400-level) coursework or examination and passage of a written examination covering material studied while in residence.
EALC 599Thesis Research (min/max applied toward degree)4
Total Hours32

Other Requirements1

Other requirements may overlap
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 12
Minimum GPA: 2.75

Non-Thesis Option

Two 500-level courses in the major field including one course designated as a research seminar in which the student produces a research paper using Asian language sources.8
EALC 500Proseminar in EALC4
Distribution requirements. a minimum of two (8 hours) 400- or 500-level courses that are: 1. outside the major field of interest. 2. in an East Asian culture other than the major areas of interest. 3. in a Second Period (modern or premodern)8
Elective hours 12
Language Requirement: Candidates must demonstrate a knowledge of one East Asian language at the fourth-year level by satisfactory completion of appropriate (400-level) coursework or examination and passage of a written examination covering material studied while in residence.
Total Hours32

Other Requirements1

Other requirements may overlap
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 12
M.A. Examination
Minimum GPA: 2.75