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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An evening with leading theologian Richard Rubenstein @ DuPont Tower Room
Sep 7 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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Join us in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the publication of After Auschwitz, one of the most influential and searing examinations of faith after the Holocaust. The University of Bridgeport (UB) will honor its author, President Emeritus and Distinguished Research Professor of Religion Dr. Richard L. Rubenstein. The evening will feature a conversation with Rubenstein hosted by UB Provost Dr. Stephen Healey as well as a citation from Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim. UB President Neil Salonen who will lead the event with greetings.

Sep
22
Thu
Graduate Information Session @ Wahlstrom Library - 6th Fl Admissions
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

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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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  • Design Management
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  • Public and International Affairs

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