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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Asia Program

Certificate in Chinese Studies for Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Majors

Certificate in Japanese Studies for Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Majors

The curriculum for each certificate program is designed to emphasize cultural skills (language familiarity) and knowledge (cultural practices), and an appreciation of continuity and change in contemporary Chinese or Japanese society. Totaling seventeen hours, the curriculum incorporates a course on modern East Asian economic development that not only stresses the particular dynamics of Japanese or Chinese industrialization and commercialization, but also places each country in the context of East Asian regional change.

Requirements

The Certificate in Chinese Studies for Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Majors and the Certificate in Japanese Studies for College ofEngineering and Architecture Majors each require a total of 17 credit hours. Minimum requirements include one-year (two semesters/eight credits) of Chinese or Japanese language. Students who complete two semesters of Chinese or Japanese beyond the one-year requirement may waive the three credits required from Asia 121 and Asia 315, or the three credits required from Asia 275, Asia 373, and Asia 475. Study abroad is encouraged and appropriate credit toward completion of certificate will be accepted at the discretion of the Asia Program Director. The maximum number of credit hours earned at other institutions that may apply towards each of the certificates shall not exceed four (4) credit hours. The number of pass/fail (or S/F) grades shall not exceed four (4) credit hours. Credit hours earned in the certificate program maybe applied toward a WSU undergraduate degree as general elective credit. Individual courses may also fulfill specific requirements of particular degree programs if they are required for that degree program.

Curriculum

Certificate in Chinese Studies for Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Majors

 Chinese 101: First Semester Chinese (4 credits)
Chinese 102: Second Semester Chinese (4 credits)
Choose one from: (3 credits)
Asia 121: Modern Chinese Culture [G]
Asia 315: Philosophies and Religions of China and Japan [G, M]
Choose one from: (3 credits)
Asia 275: Introduction to East Asian Cultures [K]
Asia 373: Chinese Civilization [G]
Asia 475: From Mao to Deng: The People’s Republic of China
Asia 478: The History of East Asian Economic Development since 1945* [T] (3 credits)
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17 credits

Certificate in Japanese Studies for Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Majors
Japanese 101: First Semester Japanese (4 credits)
Japanese 102: Second Semester Japanese (4 credits)
Choose one from: (3 credits)
Asia 374: Japanese Civilization [G]
Asia 315: Philosophies and Religions of China and Japan [G, M]
Choose one from: (3 credits)
Asia 477: Modern Japan [M]
Asia 275: Introduction to East Asian Cultures [K]
Asia 478: The History of East Asian Economic Development since 1945* [T] (3 credits)

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17 credits

* proposed course