Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's Degree Program: B.A./B.S. in History/M.A. in International Studies (East Asian Studies) Degree Requirements

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The accelerated B.A./B.S. in History/M.A. 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 B.A. B.S.
Developing A Christian Mind 3 3
  DCM 2301    
English 12 9
  ENGL 1301, 1302, 2301 and/or 2302
Fine Arts 3 3
  FINE 1306
Foreign Language 6-14* 0
  *Six hours at the 2000 level if adequate prerequisites are met
Foundations for Excellence 0–1 0–1
  FOUN 1101 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 0–2 0–2
  KNES 1101 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 3–4 3–4
  (B.A.) MATH 1301, 1303 , 1307 , or 1405
(B.S.) MATH 1303, 1307, or 1405
[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) 3-4 15

One laboratory science (B.A.) or 15 credit hours of laboratory science (B.S.) selected from two or more areas of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics.

Religion 6–9 6–9
  RELI 1301, RELI 1302 and 3 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 and an additional three credit hours may be selected from Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.
Total General Studies Hours 42-58 45-52
B.A./B.S. in History
Required Courses 24
  HIST 1301U.S. History to 1865
  HIST 1302U.S. History Since 1865
  HIST 2301World Civilization I
  HIST 2302World Civilization II
  HIST 3305Historiography and Historical Methods
  HIST 4307Twentieth Century America (S-L)
Select 6 additional elective upper-level History hours, (excluding HIST 4351 and HIST 4352).
Electives 32-48 38-45
  • 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.
  • For this accelerated degree, a minimum of 114 degree-applicable Undergraduate credit hours is required.
  • 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. This equates to a total of 36 Undergraduate upper-level credit hours required.
Total Undergraduate Hours 114
Shared Undergraduate/Graduate Courses: 6
MAGL 5351History and Culture of East Asia
MAGL 5352History of East Asian Philosophy and Religion
Remaining Graduate Requirements:
M.A. in International Studies Requirements
Required Courses 24
DISC 5302 Biblical Servant Leadership  
MAIS 5301Contemporary Global Issues (Travel Studies)
MAIS 5302 Geopolitics Through the Lens of Geography
MAIS 5303Christian Perspectives on Global Religions and Worldviews (S-L)
MAIS 5305 Cultural Intelligence
MAIS 5317Comparing Government Structures and Political Systems
MAIS 5318 International Political Economy
MAIS 6306 Cross-Cultural and Global Leadership
M.A. in International Studies East Asian Studies Concentration 6
Select two of the following:
MAGL 5353Fine Arts in East Asia
MAGL 5354Literature of East Asia  
MAGL 5355Leadership in East Asia
MAGL 5356Business and Finance in East Asia
MAGL 5357Understanding East Asian Civilization and Culture
MAGL 5358Essentials of East Asian Language
MAIS 5310 Short-Term International Immersion Experience (S-L)

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

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