Prospectus

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First year

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

First semester (Fall semester)

Introduction to Asian Studies 5
Thesis & Methods Classes 5

Advanced Korean Language

Advanced Korean Reading 10

Elective (select 10 EC):

The Politics of North Korea(n) Culture 10
The Politics of North Korea(n) Culture 5
The Politics of Digital East Asia 10
Constructing Digital Language Toolkits 10
Material Culture, Memory and Commemoration along the Silk Roads in Central Asia 10
The Literature of Mature Indian Esoteric Buddhism 10
The Literature of Mature Indian Esoteric Buddhism 5

Second semester (Spring semester)

Study in Korea A 30

Second year

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

First semester (Fall semester)

Study in Korea B 30

Second semester (Spring semester)

MA Thesis Asian Studies (120 EC) 15
Topical Readings in Korean 10
Topical Readings in Korean 5

Elective (select 10 EC):

Asia through Consumption 10
Democratizing Histories 10
Democratizing Histories 5
Crime and Criminal Justice: East Asian Perspectives 10
Lives on the Margins: Korean Peninsula Migration and Identity 10
Lives on the Margins: Korean Peninsula Migration and Identity 5
Confucianism, Idealism and Power in East Asia's Past and Present 10
Culture and Conquest: the Impact of the Mongols and their Descendants 10
Reading Buddhist Scriptures 10

more info year in Korea

Students will spend a year in South Korea at one of Leiden’s partner universities. The precise destination of each student will be determined early in the first semester, taking into consideration his/her research interests and the profile of each university. At present, Leiden’s partner universities in South Korea include: Yonsei University, Seoul National University, Korea University, HUFS and SKKU.

It is the responsibility of the student to maintain contact with his/her Leiden supervisor throughout their stay in Korea. Furthermore, all students are required to earn 30 ECTS in Korea by following Korean language courses OR content courses conducted in the Korean language. This translates into approximately 12 credits in the Korean system of grade registration. Students should specify which courses they intend to follow during their stay in Korea with their supervisor and the Examinations Committee before they leave for Korea.