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Degree in Asian Studies
Associate of Arts Degree in Asian Studies
Associate of Arts Degree in Asian Studies

Associate of Arts Degree in Asian Studies

  • ID:DC010028
  • Level:University Preparation/ Transfer Program
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time / Part-time

Fees (CAD)

  • Application Fee:$100.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$18,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$6,000.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$1,325.00
  • Application Fee:$100.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$18,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$6,000.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$1,325.00

* Students' Union Fee, Health Insurance, Student Activity Fee, Books and Supplies,U-Pass BC, etc

Estimated Total/program:
$50,850.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • High school graduation OR minimum 17 years of age by the end of the first month of studies in the semester of entry to Douglas College; and

  • Minimum overall grade average of 60% (or equivalent) in the final year of high school; and

  • Minimum final grade of “C” or 60% (or equivalent) in Grade 11 Mathematics or equivalent for most programs​

English requirements

You are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language prior to admission to Douglas College. You may demonstrate English language proficiency by completing and submitting proof of one of the following

  • OEFL (Internet Based Test – iBT)
    , Overall score of 83 (minimum 21 in Writing for Post-Degree and Post-Baccalaureate programs). Official test scores must be sent directly to Douglas College from ETS. Douglas College's institution code is: 9568. 

  • IELTS (Academic Module), Overall score of 6.5 (no band below 6.0 for Post-Degree and Post-Baccalaureate programs)
    CAEL, Minimum overall and essay score of 60 (computer or paper based)

  • EIKEN Practical English, Minimum placement of Grade 1

  • LPI, LPI - minimum essay score 4

  • B.C. secondary school English 12 (final classroom and provincial exam blended grade) , Minimum grade of C (60%)
    B.C. secondary school Communications 12 (final classroom and provincial exam blended grade) , Minimum grade of B (73%) 

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) English Language A – Standard Level , Minimum grade of 3 or C 

  • Advanced Placement (AP) English Language or Literature
    , Minimum grade of 3 or C 

  • Enrolment in a college or university level English or Communications course (recognized B.C. post-secondary institutions only), Minimum grade of C recommended

  • Graduation from a recognized bachelor or master degree program at an accredited university at which English is the primary language of instruction in a country where English is the principle language (Depending on the program of study, the length of the program and time since graduation, Douglas College may request English language proficiency scores to demonstrate English proficiency). ,

  • EC language school, Completion of the Advanced Level of the University Preparation program

  • ELS language school , Level 112 completion with satisfactory attendance 

  • ILAC language school , University Pathway 3.3 Level 16 completion with satisfactory attendance 

  • ILSC language school , University Pathway Level A2 completion with satisfactory attendance 

  • KAPLAN PLI language school , Level C1 completion with satisfactory attendance

  • VGC International College , Level 7 completion with satisfactory attendance

  • Global Village language school, Level 7 completion with satisfactory attendance

  • PTE (Pearson Test of English), Minimum overall score of 56

Course Information

Take the first step toward a career in international trade, consular or diplomatic services, immigration, tourism, journalism, finance, marketing, intercultural communication and more with this two-year Associate of Arts Degree in Asian Studies.

In this program, you will explore topics in religion, history, politics and culture, as well as take several language courses to develop an intermediate proficiency in either Chinese (Mandarin) or Japanese.

Asia is the fastest growing economic region globally, and Canada’s second largest trading partner. It’s also the most populous and diverse continent in the world. Asian Studies graduates offer employers.

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Course Requirements:

The Associate of Arts Degree with a specialization in Asian Studies will enable students to earn a credential in this field across a range of courses in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Students must fulfill all of the requirements of the Associate of Arts Degree, as well as completing the required courses listed below:

  • Course Number, Course Title, Credits

  • Students must select six (6) courses from List A:

LIST A

  • ENGL 1130, Academic Writing, 3.00

  • ENGL lit course*, Designated sections of English literature courses, 3.00

  • HIST 1155, Asian History: An Introduction, 3.00

  • HUMS 1171, World Religions: Oriental, 3.00

  • MODL 2273**, Introduction to Japan: Language, Culture and Society, 3.00

  • PHIL 1135, Asian Philosophy, 3.00

  • HIST 2250**, Modern China: An Introduction, 3.00

  • GEOG 2281**, Contemporary Geographies of Monsoon Asia, 3.00

  • Students must select four (4) courses from List B (Modern Languages):

LIST B

  • MODL 1171, Basic Japanese I, 3.00

  • MODL 1172, Basic Japanese II, 3.00

  • MODL 2271, Intermediate Japanese I, 3.00

  • MODL 2272, Intermediate Japanese II, 3.00

  • OR

  • MODL 1191, Basic Chinese (Mandarin) I, 3.00

  • MODL 1192, Basic Chinese (Mandarin) II, 3.00

  • MODL 2291, Intermediate Chinese (Mandarin) I, 3.00

  • MODL 2292, Intermediate Chinese (Mandarin) II, 3.00

  • Students must select one (1) course from List C (History):

  • LIST C

  • HIST 2251**, Modern Japan: An Introduction, 3.00

  • HIST 2252**, Modern South Asia: An Introduction, 3.00

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Graduates can work in international trade, consular or diplomatic services, immigration, tourism, journalism, finance, marketing, intercultural communication and more with this two-year Associate of Arts Degree in Asian Studies.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Medical Services Plan

All international students studying for more than 6 months in BC are required to have basic medical coverage. 

This medical coverage is issued through the government of British Columbia and is called the Medical Services Plan (MSP).

MSP covers the cost of any medically required service provided by a physician enrolled with MSP. There is a monthly fee for this coverage and it is billed to you directly by the government. 

Effective January 1st 2020, the total cost of MSP will go up to $75 per month, per student.

Douglas Students' Union Health & Dental Plan

This extended coverage plan covers things that are not covered by the MSP, such as ambulance fee, vision care, dental care and prescription drugs. Full-time students registered in a Fall semester are automatically enrolled in the Student Health and Dental plan for $260 per year, charged as part of the tuition fees. The insurance period begins on September 1 and ends on August 31 of the following year.

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