|CURRENT SEAS CLASSES|
University of Hawai′i at Mānoa (UHM) offers about 140 graduate or undergraduate courses wholly or partially related to Southeast Asia. Over 70 lecturers, visiting professors and resident faculty teach and research in the areas of Southeast Asia and Southeast Asian Languages. UHM regularly offers the languages most widely spoken in the region. Indeed, language courses comprise 40% of total courses offerings.
The master’s program in Asian Studies with a concentration on Southeast Asia takes students out of the narrow confines of a single discipline where the focus is usually on methodology. This allows a student to take a whole range of courses that would be difficult in a traditional discipline. Students who specalize in Southeast Asia concentrate on the countries that account for this large geographical area: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Phillipines, Singapore, Thailand, East Timor, and Viet Nam.
Southeast Asia-focused doctoral programs are available in anthropology, economics, geography, history, linguistics, music, philosophy, political science, public health, sociology, theatre, and tropical agriculture. Please contact those programs directly for application materials.
Please visit the School of Pacific and Asian Studies site to learn how to apply to the Asian Studies Master’s Program.
The center also offers a Regional Graduate Certificate for graduate and professional students. This certificate is offered in coordination with the Center for Southeast Asian Studies and the School of Pacific and Asian Studies. Students can tailor the certificate program to meet their academic and career goals.
The Certificate is issued after completion of 18 hours of specific coursework, showcasing language competency, and passing a formal examination. More information on our Certificate Program can be found on the graduate admissions page.
|FOREIGN AREA OFFICERS (FAO)|
The MA degree is normally a four-semester study program. Foreign Area Officer (FAO) candidates, typically, have only eighteen months, three regular semesters, to complete the Master’s degree. Developed through our extended experiences working with FAO candidates, the MA program is able to design a special educational schedule that addresses the specific needs of FAOs, modifies the curriculum to assure an even distribution of courses, and allows for a timely completion of degree work. Continue reading…
The Department of Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures at the University of Hawaii offers instruction in many Southeast Asian languages, including Cambodian (Khmer), Ilokano, Indonesian, Tagalog, Thai and Vietnamese.
IPLL also provides regular instruction in other languages of interest to Southeast Asian scholars, including Arabic, Hindi, and Sanskrit.
Click the above languages for more specific program information. Individuals interested in Arabic, Hindi, Sanskrit, and/or Vietnamese should contact the Department of Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures directly.
|SEAS STUDENT ASSOCIATION|
SEASSA sponsors the CSEAS Film Series and publishes Explorations, a student-edited, interdisciplinary on-line journal.
|SCHOLARSHIPS & FUNDING|
A list of scholarships for Southeast Asian Studies students can be found on our scholarship page at http://www.cseashawaii.com/wordpress/seastudies/scholarships/.