Undergraduate

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APSI’s undergraduate certificate in East Asian Studies provides students with the opportunity for interdisciplinary, in-depth study of historical and contemporary East Asian societies and cultures. Students construct a sequence of courses complementing their major field of study, enabling them to knowledgeably engage with East Asia in professional and academic contexts.

Certificate requirements:

Certificate students must complete six courses: an approved gateway course, an approved capstone seminar and four additional electives, including East Asian language courses. The elective courses must be at or above the 200 level. At least two different departments must be represented in the course selection, with no more than three courses originate from one single department. No more than two of the required six courses may double count for a major, minor or another certificate program. Students should declare interest in receiving the EAS certificate by the fifth semester.

For Spring 2019, the following courses are designated as gateway courses for the certificate: 

  • AMES 211 Melodrama East and West
  • HISTORY 201 Globalization and History. 

To officially enroll in the undergraduate certificate program, please contact the Registrar's office: 919-684-2813 or registrar@duke.edu

Undergraduates will also have the opportunity to publish their academic work for the certificate in the student-run Duke East Asia Nexus Journal.

Questions about the Undergraduate EAS Certificate? E-mail: apsi@duke.edu.