BA/BS in History/MA in International Studies (East Asian Studies)

The accelerated BA/BS in History/MA in International Studies (East Asian Studies) degree plan is designed to equip students who have an interest in serving in a broad array of Chinese, Japanese, or Korean cultural contexts. By understanding the events and eras of history from the perspective of a Christian worldview, successful students of the program are prepared to engage peoples from the East Asian countries through an international internship experience, shaping the necessary soft skills to effectively lead in an increasingly international community while being sensitive to the respective histories and cultures of those communities.

UNDERGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS

courses

credit hours (ba)

credit hours (bS)

Developing A Christian Mind
DCM 2301 - Developing a Christian Mind

3

3

English

12

9

(BA)

ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I

ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II

ENGL 2301 - World Literature I

ENGL 2302 - World Literature II

(BS)

ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I

ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II

ENGL 2301 - World Literature I

or

ENGL 2302 - World Literature II

Fine Arts
FINE 1306 - Introduction to Fine Arts

3

3

Foreign Language
*Six hours at the 2000 level if adequate prerequisites are met

14*

0

Foundations for Excellence

1

1

FOUN 1101 - Foundations for Excellence

is required of all first-year and transfer students with fewer than 15 credit hours. (AP, CLEP, IB, or dual/concurrent credit earned while in high school does not count toward these 15 credit hours.)

Kinesiology

2

2

KNES 1101 - Fitness for Living

and one additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122); for veterans or those 25 years of age or older prior to enrollment at DBU, KNES courses are waived.

Mathematics

3

3

Choose one:

(BA)

MATH 1301 - Math for Liberal Arts

MATH 1303 - College Algebra

MATH 1307 - Finite Math for Business Analysis

MATH 1405 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry

(BS)

MATH 1303 - College Algebra

MATH 1307 - Finite Math for Business Analysis

MATH 1405 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry

[Math Advising Tool (eMAT) required prior to registering for any Math class or any class for which the eMAT is a prerequisite.]

Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)

4

15

One laboratory science (BA) or 15 credit hours of laboratory science (BS) selected from two or more areas of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics

Religion

9

9

RELI 1301 - Old Testament Survey

RELI 1302 - New Testament Survey

and three additional credit hours depending on credit hours transferred at time of initial enrollment

Social Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)

6

6

POLS 2301 - American National Government

and an additional three credit hours may be selected from Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.

TOTAL GENERAL STUDIES HOURS

57

51

BA/BS in History 

 

Required Courses (18 hours)

24

24

HIST 1301 - U.S. History to 1865
HIST 1302 - U.S. History Since 1865
HIST 2301 - World Civilization I
HIST 2302 - World Civilization II
HIST 3305 - Historiography and Historical Methods
HIST 4307 - Twentieth-Century America (S-L)
Select 6 additional elective upper-level History hours (excluding HIST 4351 and HIST 4352).

Shared Undergraduate/Graduate Courses

6

6

MAGL 5351 - History and Culture of East Asia
MAGL 5352 - History of East Asian Philosophy and Religion

Additional Upper-Level Electives Required*
Additional Lower or Upper-Level Electives Required*

24
9

24
15

TOTAL UNDERGRADUATE WITH SHARED HOURS REQUIRED

120

120

A 120-credit-hour minimum for a bachelor's degree is required. Students must complete all Undergraduate hours and shared undergraduate/graduate hours prior to enrolling for remaining Graduate hours.

*Elective Requirements

• In order to satisfy the “Undergraduate only” portion of an accelerated degree plan, sufficient lower-level and upper-level elective hours must be taken to complete the minimum number of Undergraduate credit hours required for each specific accelerated degree.

• As part of this accelerated degree plan, 6 shared Graduate hours will be counted toward a minimum of 42 upper-level Undergraduate credit hours required for all bachelor’s degrees.

REMAINING GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS

courses

credit hours (Ma)

Required Core Courses

24

DISC 5302 - Biblical Servant Leadership
MAIS 5301 - Contemporary Global Issues (Travel Study)
MAIS 5302 - Geopolitics Through the Lens of Geography
MAIS 5303 - Christian Perspectives on Global Religions and Worldviews (S-L)
MAIS 5305 - Cultural Intelligence
MAIS 5317 - Comparing Government Structures and Political Systems
MAIS 5318 - International Political Economy
MAIS 6306 - Cross-Cultural and Global Leadership

MA in International Studies East Asian Studies Concentration

6

Select two of the following:
MAGL 5353 - Fine Arts in East Asia
MAGL 5354 - Literature of East Asia
MAGL 5355 - Leadership in East Asia
MAGL 5356 - Business and Finance in East Asia
MAGL 5357 - Understanding East Asian Civilization and Culture
MAGL 5358 - Essentials of East Asian Language
MAIS 5310 - Short-Term International Immersion Experience (S-L)

TOTAL ADDITIONAL GRADUATE HOURS REQUIRED

30

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR ACCELERATED DEGREE

150

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Refer to course descriptions for course prerequisites.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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