M.A. in Critical Asian Humanities Requirements

10 Graduate-level Courses

  • 500-level courses or higher count towards the degree
  • Courses can include a combination focusing on East Asian topics and others focusing on literary and cultural analysis
  • At least 5 courses must originate from AMES/CAH
  • One (1) required course: AMES 790S Topics in Asian Humanities

Language Proficiency Requirement

  • At least third-year proficiency in an East Asian language by the time the student graduates
  • Up to two regional language courses taken at the graduate level may count toward course requirements


  • Submitted in the spring
  • A topic relating to Critical Asian Humanities, broadly understood
  • The Director of Graduate Studies Assistant (DGSA) will collect the information and send it to the Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) for approval


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