University of Kansas

East Asian Studies graduate certificate programs at University of Kansas

Students pursuing the Graduate Certificate in East Asian Cultures will specialize in the areas of East Asia, and have the flexibility to study the country through the scope of other disciplines (Art History, Business, Film, History, Linguistics, Political Science, Religious Studies, Women, Gender Sexuality Studies). Understanding the culture of China, Japan, or Korea is increasingly important in and fields from environmental studies to chain management, from international finance and politics to military affairs, from web-fiction to screenplay writing. Students are required to complete 12 credits of graduate–level coursework to successfully earn an East Asian Cultures certificate in their chosen area of concentration. The third elective course may either concentrate on the country of study, OR on East Asia in general. In consultation with the department’s Director of Graduate Studies, students must choose the three elective 3-credit courses from either:. East Asian Languages Cultures graduate-level courses, see the Academic Catalog for current offerings. Some commonly approved elective courses are listed below:. The application process entails completing the application, payment of the $30 application fee, and submitting materials required for the East Asian Cultures Certificate:. A personal statement declaring your interest in East Asian Cultures and its relationship to your graduate course of study and or career objectives. 2 letters of recommendation from your graduate degree program. The purpose of the Graduate Certificate program in Second Language Studies (SLS) is to enhance the preparation and professionalization of graduate students in the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SLLC), the Linguistics, and other departments affiliated with SLLC. The certificate provides an opportunity at KU for graduate students of foreign language, literature, and culture and theoretical linguistics to add a concentration in applied linguistics and language teaching.