Graduate Certificate in Asian Studies

Major: ASSTCAS
Degree Awarded: CERT
Unit: GA
Program Webpage: http://louisville.edu/asianstudies/graduate-certificate-in-asian-studies

Program Information

The Graduate Certificate in Asian Studies is a graduate-level interdisciplinary program housed in the College of Arts and Sciences. It allows you to learn more about the peoples of China, India, and Japan from the perspectives of art history, geography, history, religious studies, political science, sociology, and theatre arts. The fifteen-hour program may be completed as a “stand alone” program, or in conjunction with other graduate programs, for example the MA in History or Political Science, or the PhD in Art History or Humanities.

You must take 15 credit hours in graduate courses with an Asian emphasis. At least three of the five required courses must be at the 600 level, and the five courses must be drawn from at least three of the following disciplines: Anthropology, Art History, Classical and Modern Languages, Geography, History, Humanities, Political Science, Sociology, Theatre Arts, or Women’s and Gender Studies. A minimum of three credit hours must be in the Division of Humanities (exclusive of language courses), and at least 3 hours must be in the Division of Social Sciences.

To complete the Graduate Certificate, you must demonstrate reading knowledge in one of the following: Chinese, Japanese, or another language designated as an Asian language by the Program Director.

With the approval of the Program Director, an internship in a community or local business may be substituted for three(3) credit hours of classwork. To be eligible for this substitution, the internship must involve work that is primarily connected with Asia or Asian-Americans in some way.

Curriculum

CourseDescriptionHours
ARTH 531/631Nationalism and Modern Art & Architecture in China and Japan3
ARTH 631/531Modern Cities and Architecture in Asia3
AST/POLS 641Clash of Civilizations in the 21st Century3
HIST 561U.S. and Vietnam -WR3
HIST 584Women in East Asia3
HIST 591Civilizations of Ancient and Medieval India - WR3
HIST 592Civilizations of Modern India - WR3
HIST 598Nationalism and Modernity in East Asia3
SOC 520Sociology of South Asia3
TA 567Asian Theatre3
JA 596Trans Nat’l Cyber Crime3

Faculty

Jason Abbott

Professor

Moon-he Baik

Associate Professor

Ying Kit Chan

Professor

Margaret D'Silva

Professors

Shiping Hua

Professor

Delin Lai

Assistant Professor

Yuxin Ma

Associate Professor

John McLeod

Professor

Patrick Pranke

Assistant Professor

Wei Song

Associate Professor

Li Zeng

Associate Professor

Jianhua Zhao

Assistant Professor

Haifeng Zhang

Assistant Professor

Charles Ziegler

Professor