Curriculum and Program Requirements

East Asian and Pacific Rim Studies Program requires a minimum of 36 credit hours.

Core Competencies (6 semester hours): Required for all program tracks.
GLDP/EPRS 501 Research Methods 3
GLDP/EPRS 522 Conflict Analysis and Resolution 3

Regional and Cultural Competencies (9 semester hours)
GLDP/EPRS 528 Sociopolitical Implications of the World’s Religions 3
EPRS 530 Pacific Rim Culture and Development 3
EPRS 542 Political and Economic Integration of the Pacific Rim 3
Capstone Core Courses (9 semester hours)

EPRS 590 Internship 3
EPRS 598 Tutorial* 3
EPRS 599 Thesis 3

*The Tutorial includes comprehensive oral and written exams.

Concentrations
A: Negotiation and Diplomacy (12 semester hours)
GMCS/EPRS 551 Political Communication and Governance 3
EPRS 563 The Culture of Diplomacy–East Asia and the West 3
GLDP 580 Advanced Diplomacy 3
One course in concentration B, C or D 3

B: International Political Economy and Development (12 semester hours)
GLDP/EPRS 560 Sustainable Development 3
EPRS 525 Models of Good Governance in the Asia-Pacific Region 3
EPRS 563 Business and Diplomacy–East Asia vs. the West 3
One Course in one Concentration A, C or D 3
*In certain cases, other International Political Economy and Development courses may be substituted following approval from the Program Chair.

C: Global Management (12 semester hours)
GSB 580/MGMT 523 Leadership, Teams and Managing Change 3
GSB 539 International Issues 3
GSB 541/MKTG 550 Global Market Management * 3
One Course in Concentration A, B or D 3
*In certain cases, other business courses in areas such as International Finance may be substituted following approval from the Program Chair.

D: Global Communication (12 semester hours)
EPRS/GLDP 537 Global Communication and Mass Media 3
EPRS/GLDP 548 Communication and National Development 3
EPRS/GLDP 551 Political Communication and Governance 3
One course in concentration A, B or C 3