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ASI David Chu Program in Asia-Pacific Studies

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The David Chu Program in Asia-Pacific Studies is a multi-disciplinary program designed for students pursuing careers requiring expertise in contemporary Asia-Pacific languages and societies. Its goal is to develop basic language competence in one of the three major East Asian languages - Chinese, Japanese, Korean - and a broad understanding of the dynamics of economic and political change in this rapidly growing region.

Students may consult the Director of the Program, Professor V. Falkenheim, in the Department of East Asian Studies. For general inquiries, call 946-3624


Enrolment in the David Chu Program in Asia-Pacific Studies is open to students who have completed four courses. Students with advanced language qualifications may enrol only with the permission of the Program Director, and will be required to complete recommended substitute courses. No minimum GPA required.

Major program Major program: M02351 (7 full courses or their equivalent, including at least two 300+series courses)
1. EAS 102Y; ASI 300Y
2. Three sequential courses in one of the three main languages: Chinese, Japanese or Korean
3. Two additional full course equivalents on appropriate Asia-Pacific topics from the following departmental offerings: ANT, EAS, GGR, HIS, PHL, POL, RLG. A partial list of eligible courses include: EAS 271Y, 352Y; ECO 335Y; GGR 342H, 343H, 347H, HIS 281Y; JMC 201Y; POL 335H, 431Y, 435H


(see Section 4 for Key to Course Descriptions)

The Rise of the Asia-Pacific Region 52L

An analysis of the dynamics of change in the contemporary Asia-Pacific region. Historical, social, economic and regional dimensions are examined.

Recommended preparation: EAS102Y

This is a Humanities or a Social Sciences course

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