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Pacific and Asian Studies

In Pacific and Asian Studies, you’ll increase your global cultural knowledge whether your focus is on language, history, religion, art, politics or economy. We excel in providing focused training and flexibility in how you earn your degree.

Our department has connections around the globe. You’ll have several opportunities to study abroad. You’re also encouraged to participate in our co-op program.

Degree programs offered

Program Expected length Project or thesis Course-based
MA 2 years Yes No

Quick facts

Program options:
Program delivery:
On-campus, Other: Field work (including overseas)
Dynamic learning:
Co-op optional

Areas of focus

  • Gender
  • National and ethnic identities
  • Contemporary Asian fiction, cinema, and popular culture
  • Chinese and Japanese linguistics
  • Contemporary theatre of Indonesia and Japan
  • Local societies, trade and globalization
  • Asian-Canadian studies

Need help?

Contact Helena Watling at or 250-721-7477.

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