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Asia-Canada Program


5112 Academic Quadrangle, (604) 291-3689 Tel, (604) 291-4504 Fax, www.sfu.ca/AsiaCanada

Director

J.W. Walls BA, MA, PhD (Indiana)

Advisory Committee

I. Andrews, Education

T. Kawasaki, Political Science/Humanities

R. Miki, English

B. Ng, Linguistics

N. Omae, Linguistics

T. Perry, Linguistics

L. Shin, History

J. Walls, Humanities

J. Yoon, Contemporary Arts

T. Yu, Humanities

Advisor

Ms. C. Prisland, 5114 Academic Quadrangle, 778.782 -4094

The Asia-Canada Program offers students the opportunity to investigate the connections between contemporary Canadian society and culture, and that of a variety of Asian countries. Part of the program is a study of one or more Asian languages. The goal of this minor program is to introduce students to the economic, social and cultural connections between Asian countries and Canada.

Minor Program
Lower Division Requirements

Students must complete 15 credit hours which must include

ASC 101-3 Introduction to Asia-Canada Studies I

ASC 102-3 Introduction to Asia-Canada Studies II

plus one of

ASC 200-3 Introduction to Chinese Culture and History

ASC 201-3 Introduction to Japanese Culture and History

ASC 202-3 Studies in Chinese Culture

and six credit hours of Chinese or Japanese or another Asian language (to be approved by the advisor). Students who can demonstrate prior knowledge and proficiency that is equivalent to a 100 level course in an Asian language are encouraged to choose another Asian language, or they can substitute the six language credit hours with further lower division Asia-Canada courses. Students eligible for these options must have their language level assessed and receive prior approval from the director and advisor.

Upper Division Requirements

Students must complete 15 credit hours including at least one of

ASC 300-3 Asians and North Americans in Public Discourse

ASC 301-3 Asia-Canada Identities: Experiences and Perspectives

and at least one other upper division Asia-Canada course.

To satisfy the remaining 9 required credit hours, students must complete courses from the following. Other courses identified by the steering committee as having significant Asia-Canada content may count toward this requirement.

ASC 302-3 Selected Topics in Chinese Studies

ASC 303-3 Selected Topics in Japanese Studies

ASC 400-3 Senior Seminar in Asia-Canada Relations

ASC 401-3 Directed Studies

BUS 431-3 Business with East Asian Countries

ENGL 394-4 World Literature in English II: Designated by Topic*

HIST 474-4 Modern Chinese Identities

HIST 481-4 British India

HUM 340-4 Great Cities in Their Time*

HUM 350-4 Great Figures in the Humanities*

HUM 381-4 Selected Topics in the Humanities I*

HUM 382-4 Selected Topics in the Humanities II*

HUM 383-4 Selected Topics in the Humanities III*

POL 335-4 Government and Politics: People's Republic of China I

POL 336-4 Government and Politics: People's Republic of China II

POL 381-4 Politics and Government of Japan I

POL 382-4 Politics and Government of Japan II

POL 430-4 Government and Politics: Selected Asian Nations

*when the topic is Asia-Canada related. Consult program advisor.

Note: Students are responsible for fulfilling the prerequisites for the required upper division courses.

Certificate in Chinese Studies

This certificate program offers students recognition for a course series related to contemporary China. Students receive an introduction to Chinese language and take other courses related to the program's purpose. Part of the program involves courses (ASC 205 and six credits of language) that can be taken at a university in China during the Simon Fraser University Chinese summer field school. The field school requires extra travel and living expenditures. It is, however, not a requirement for the certificate program.

The program is offered by the Asia-Canada Program/Department of Humanities and is administered by the program steering committee appointed by the Dean of Arts. Interested students should contact the program advisor. Those who plan to do part of their program in China should contact the program advisor at least two semesters before the field school.

Admission

There are no special admission requirements for the certificate program. However, students who choose to attend the China Field School must apply to the International and Exchange Student Services office. Acceptance into this part will normally require that the student have completed 30 credit hours and be in good academic standing.

Program Requirements

Successful completion of at least 18 credit hours of which 12 credit hours are earned by completing four required core courses. The remaining six credit hours are selected from the list of electives below.

Core (12 hours)

Students must take one of

ASC 200-3 Introduction to Chinese Culture and History

ASC 205-3 Field Studies in Chinese Culture

and all of

CHIN 100-3 Mandarin Chinese I*

CHIN 101-3 Mandarin Chinese II*

HIST 255-3 China Since 1800

*Students who take CHIN 185-6 (Intensive Mandarin Chinese in the China Field School) can apply the credits towards either the core or elective requirements or a combination thereof for complete or partial replacement of CHIN 100/101/200/201.

Elective (6 hours)

ASC 202-3 Studies in Chinese Culture

ASC 302-3 Selected Topics in Chinese Studies

CHIN 200-3 Mandarin Chinese III

CHIN 201-3 Mandarin Chinese IV

HIST 254-3 China to 1800

HIST 474-4 Modern Chinese Identities

HUM 203-3 Great Texts in the Humanities III*

HUM 382-4 Selected Topics in the Humanities II*

POL 335-3 Government and Politics: People's Republic of China I

POL 336-3 Government and Politics: People's Republic of China II

SA 275-4 China: Sociological and Anthropological Perspectives

*when the topic is China related. Consult the program advisor.

The program steering committee will approve other appropriate content courses that meet the requirements for this certificate. The following are examples of courses which may be offered with content appropriate for the certificate requirements.

ECON 496-3 Selected Topics in Economics

GEOG 263-3 Selected Regions

SA 201-4 Anthropology of Modern Life

SA 263-4 Peasants, Proletarians and the Global Economy

SA 293-4 Special Topics in Anthropology



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