an interest in any aspect of East, Southeast, or South Asian
civilization may under certain conditions pursue a concentration in
Asian studies as part of their regular graduate studies. Those who
fulfill the requirements may be awarded a Certificate in Asian Studies
upon completion of their degree. Some requirements for the certificate
may be used to satisfy the student's own graduate degree requirements.
These requirements are as follows:
1. Successful completion
with a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 in a minimum of two term
courses on Asia within the chosen discipline and in a minimum of two
term courses on Asia in one or more cognate fields (12 credits in
total). At least two of these courses must be at the graduate level;
2. Reading proficiency in an Asian language;
3. Satisfactory completion of a research project in the field of Asian studies;
4. Either a master's thesis or an expanded seminar paper on a topic related to Asia.
Only students already admitted to a degree program in the Graduate
School-New Brunswick may participate in the certificate program.
Courses in Asian studies are offered by the participating faculty and
additional faculty through their departments and graduate degree
programs. Further information is available from the director of the
certificate program in Asian studies.