East Asian and Pacific Rim Studies (M.A.)

The Master of Arts in East Asian and Pacific Rim Studies is a 12-course, multidisciplinary degree program designed for current and future professionals who require an in-depth understanding of this pivotal engine of the world political economy. The curriculum is intended to equip students with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to conduct research and interpret developments in the Pacific Rim, as well as develop a foundation in an East Asian language. The program is highlighted by practical hands-on training. As a capstone experience, students complete an overseas internship.


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The program prepares students with the crucial background needed for a successful career in this emerging region, whether in business, government or academia. Students may choose from four area concentrations. Students develop an understanding of the political, economic and social issues of East Asia as well as an understanding of the role that language and culture play in its growing political economy.

Students accepted into the program may choose one of four concentrations:

Negotiation and Diplomacy
International Political Economy and Development
Global Management
Global Communication

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Oct
15
Sat
Academic Open Houses – Homecoming 2016 @ University of Bridgeport
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn more about UB’s many academic and student focused departments, as they open their doors to visitors from 2:00-4:00pm.

Participating departments: Career Development, College of Public & International Affairs, School of Engineering, and MORE TBA!

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CPIA Academic Open House – Homecoming 2016 @ Carlson Hall, Second Floor
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

CPIA Wants to See You Come to the Academic Open House During Homecoming Weekend

Alumni of the International College (now the College of Public and International Affairs), we want to see you. Celebrate your UB pride.

Please join us in a lively tribute and a timely conversation during CPIA’s Academic Open House during Homecoming Weekend.

Join your professors and the discussion for World Peace and Stability and the Globalization of US Politics—with Professors Mohammed Al-Azdee, Kadir Akyuz, William Lay and Yanmin Yu.  And learn what real-world projects the Department of Mass Communication is up to with Prof. Susan Katz.

“Bring your family and friends. We’d love to see you.”
–CPIA Dean Thomas Ward

Here’s what our esteemed faculty are planning to address:

Post-ISIS Iraq
Dr. Mohammed Al-Azdee
The Failed Coup in Turkey
What it means for Turkey’s democracy and foreign affairs
Dr. Kadir Akyuz
 
Local Politics, Pacific Rim Stability,
& Separation of Powers
The Comfort Women Memorials
Prof. William Lay
U.S.-China Trade Relations
Dr. Yanmin Yu
 
Real-World, Hand-On Media Production Campaigns
Prof. Susan Katz

“We’re a college of motivated students and inspiring faculty.”
Dr. Yanmin Yu


“We bring key issues of the day into the classroom.
I love teaching here.”
Prof. William Lay

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Oct
20
Thu
Graduate Information Session – Waterbury @ Waterbury Center
Oct 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Students interested in graduate programs at the University of Bridgeport are welcome to join us at our Waterbury location for information regarding the application process and program details.

The graduate programs represented will include those in:

  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Counseling
  • Public and International Affairs

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Nov
10
Thu
Graduate Information Session @ Wahlstrom Library - 6th Fl Admissions
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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The graduate programs represented will include those in:

  • Education
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Design Management
  • Counseling
  • Public and International Affairs

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