|School:||University of Victoria|
|Degree:||Bachelor; Co-op; Honours|
|Field of Study:||Asian Studies/Civilization
Pacific Area/Pacific Rim Studies
|Description:||The programs in Pacific and Asian Studies stress the development of analytical and critical faculties, as well as academic skills such as research and writing. Like all undergraduate programs in the Humanities Faculty, they are not aimed at providing students with vocational training or specific job skills. What the programs do provide is: basic communication skills in Chinese, Japanese or Indonesian/Malay, an appreciation of the culture, literature, theatre and other arts of the Pacific and Asian region, and a knowledge of the history, economy, societies and politics of the area.
Such general skills and specialized knowledge, especially when combined with the expertise offered by programs such as Education, Law, Business, Public Administration or Environmental Studies, should enhance the opportunities of students seeking careers related to the Asia-Pacific region.
The Honours program offers students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of a select area in Pacific Studies through additional course work and to apply that understanding in a fourth-year honours tutorial (PACI 490A and 490B) through writing an honours research essay of at least 10,000 words. Students interested in the Honours Program should consult with the Pacific Studies Honours Adviser before making application.
To receive the Co-op notation upon graduation, undergraduate students must perform satisfactorily in each of the required work terms. The Humanities, Fine Arts and Professional Writing Co-op Program is designed to provide students with an academic background and certain skills appropriate to a wide range of careers.
|URL:||Pacific and Asian Studies at University of Victoria|
|Cost per year:*||
|Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*||75|
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