Explore This Park. Jack Maki, regional specialist for Japan. By Daryl Joji Maeda , University of Colorado, Boulder In the early 20th century, Asian immigrants were denied citizenship, and even American-born citizens of Asian ancestry suffered from systemic legal, social, and economic discrimination that relegated them to second-class citizenship. Scorned as a "Yellow Peril" that threatened the economic and moral fabric of the nation from the midth century to the midth century, they were transformed into the so-called "model minority" during the Cold War yet still faced prejudice and violence.
Dissertations & Theses
EAS Thesis Topics | East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Information on these pages is provided for current as well as prospective students. Effective Spring students pursuing an MA in East Asian Studies will be given the option to either write an MA thesis or revise and submit two research papers originally developed during coursework to satisfy milestone requirements for the degree. Students are required to declare their milestone option by September 30th of the second year via this form. All students, whether choosing the Thesis or Research Paper option, must take an East Asian Studies Core Course as part of their EAS listed course requirements and demonstrate proficiency in an East Asian language at the 3 rd -year collegiate level or higher. Students who intend to pursue a PhD after completing the MA program are strongly encouraged to select the thesis option. A thesis is an original scholarly work, rooted in one or more relevant academic disciplines, that is crafted under the supervision and guidance of a thesis advisor.
EAS Thesis Topics
With the approval of the graduate dean, specific programs may impose additional requirements. The student must also have taken at least 12 semester hours of upper-division undergraduate coursework in the area of the proposed graduate major or must have the consent of the graduate dean. Some areas may require more undergraduate preparation. Students who lack adequate preparation may be admitted to a graduate program on the condition that they complete additional preparatory coursework designated by the graduate adviser. For each option, the Graduate School requires at least 30 semester hours of credit.
It should confront a question that is unresolved and push towards a resolution. The thesis is likely to be one of the most challenging and rewarding assignments of your undergraduate career. It is an opportunity to actually engage in scholarly analysis at an advanced level.