A. The Department
- Graduate Advisors
- Faculty Evaluations
- Information Distribution
B. Allied Units
- The Oriental Library
- International Programs/Study Abroad China
- Japan Critical Languages Program
- Center for English as a Second Language (CESL)
- Center for Global Student Programs
C. Other Campus Units
- Counseling and Psychological Services
- Testing Office
- University Learning Center
- Campus Health
- Campus Recreation
A. The Department
1. Graduate Advisors
In the Department of East Asian Studies there are two graduate advisors. Either can serve as advisors to students seeking the general East Asian Studies master’s degree, depending upon the student’s primary area of emphasis. Graduate students must consult with the China or Japan Graduate Advisor on at least a semesterly basis and keep their M.A/PhD Advising Form current; this document is on file in the department office. Students should also consult with the Advisor when problems arise.
For the 2014-2015 academic year, the graduate advisors are:
Graduate students are required to submit their first annual self-evaluation by January 15th, beginning with their first year of residence. Annual faculty evaluation, under the direction of the graduate advisor, will take place after the submission of this self-evaluation. The self-evaluation will be used as one item in the faculty evaluation. The self-evaluation form can be obtained from the graduate coordinator and is also distributed as part of the financial aid application.
3. Faculty Evaluations
Faculty evaluations will take place each Spring. The MA Committee, Comprehensive Examination Committee or the Dissertation Committee is responsible for the evaluation. The Committee’s evaluation must be signed by the Graduate Advisor. Any student in the program for three years who has not completed his/her MA will be reported to the department head by the Graduate Advisor. At that time it will be determined whether the student will be allowed to continue in the program.
4. Information Distribution
Each student has a mail slot in the EAS Administration office. This provides each student with access to information about meetings, financial aid, etc. Students are required to obtain a university e-mail address, as most departmental communication is done via e-mail.
Identification of graduate program forms is provided in the Graduate Catalog in the relevant degree section and in the EAS Graduate Handbook. The Calendar in the Graduate Catalog indicates submission deadlines. For information on other forms required by the Graduate College, see the department Graduate Coordinator and check with the Graduate College.
B. Allied Units
1. The Oriental Library
In 1962 when Dr. Earl Pritchard of the University of Chicago arrived at the University as Chairman of the Committee on Oriental Studies, there were few books in either Japanese or Chinese on campus. A collection of approximately two hundred books in English dealing with Japanese topics were stored in a room of the former Main Library, some duplicate copies being retained for reference use by the Committee on Oriental Studies.
In the four decades since Professor Pritchard arrived at Arizona, the Oriental Studies Collection of the University of Arizona has grown to be the 21st largest collection in the United States (according to 1999 figures). These materials are housed in the Main Library.
The Japanese and Chinese collections serve the interests not only of faculty and students within East Asian Studies but also of the broader University community, including Asian students and researchers in every intellectual pursuit.
2. International Programs/Study Abroad
The Office of International Programs among its other responsibilities oversees study abroad programs at the University of Arizona. Detailed information can be obtained from the Study Abroad Office.
The University of Arizona currently has study abroad programs both on the China mainland and on Taiwan. These programs, which are organized through the Council on International Educational Exchange, include:
- Fudan University in Shanghai: Fudan University, one of China’s best known universities of liberal arts and sciences, offers a language and culture program open to students on all levels, including beginners. The seven week program includes one week for independent travel.
- Nanjing University: Nanjing University, located in the city which has served twice as the capital of China, is one of the leading universities in the People’s Republic of China. The program at Nanjing University, which involves both Chinese language and Chinese cultures studies, includes single semester and year-long options. Students are required to have successfully completed one year of Chinese language study and one Chinese culture course, and have a GPA of 2.75 to be eligible for this program.
- National Chengchi University: National Chengchi University, located in the outskirts of Taipei, Taiwan, is one of the leading universities in the Republic of China. The program here, which includes both language and area studies, has semester and year-long options. Students are required to have successfully completed one year of Chinese language study and one Chinese culture course, and have a GPA of 2.75 to be eligible for this program.
- Peking University: Peking University is commonly seen as the premier institution of higher learning in thePeople’s Republic of China. The program here, which has both semester and academic year options, includes Chinese language study and area studies. To be eligible students must have successfully completed two years of Chinese language study and one Chinese culture course, and have a GPA of 2.75.
- National Taiwan Normal University: The University of Arizona also has an exchange agreement with the Ministry of Education on Taiwan. Under the terms of this agreement, each year three students from Taiwan may study at Arizona with a waiver of out-of state tuition and fees, while three students from the University of Arizona go to Taiwan to study at the Mandarin Training Center, located on the campus of National Taiwan Normal University, without having to pay tuition or fees. The students at National Taiwan Normal University are also given a small monthly stipend.
Japanese Study Abroad opportunities include the following:
- Trident School of Languages in Nagoya: The University of Arizona currently has a summer language program for students of Japanese. Trident’s facilities include a Language Information Center, Simultaneous Interpretation Laboratory and Language Laboratory. This combination of cultural and language study allows students to practice the language and learn about culture at Meiji Village, Tokyo Disneyland, Kyoto, and the Toyota car factory and museum.
- Konan Consortium: EAS is a member of this Consortium and participates in its Study Abroad programs.
- The Council Study Center at Sophia University, Tokyo: provides students with the opportunity to attain both an academic and cultural appreciation of Japanese society, whether they decide to focus on the language, economic development, or traditional culture.
The Critical Languages Program was created in order to meet the need for instruction in those languages for which there is no regular faculty at the University of Arizona. They are located at 1717 E. Speedway, Suite #3312, phone: 621-3386. CLP offers self-instructional study in many of the less-commonly taught languages. All basic languages courses emphasize speaking and aural comprehension at the elementary and intermediate levels while a writing component is incorporated at the advanced level.
CLP is affiliated with the National Association of Self-Instructional Programs (NASILP), the national professional and accrediting association for post-secondary self-instructional programs. Standards and procedures for the design and administration of self-instructional language acquisition have been established by NASILP.
For students in East Asian Studies, the CLP is of importance because it is through CLP that Korean language is offered at the University of Arizona.
4. Center for English As A Second Language (CESL)
The Center for English as a Second Language offers intensive English programs during the academic year as well as during the summer for speakers of languages other than English. Classes meet for 22 hours a week offering course work in oral communication, reading comprehension, writing practice, language laboratory, and special-interest or group practice class. There are seven levels of instruction, ranging from beginning to pre-university. Upon arrival, new students are tested to determine their level of language proficiency to place them in an appropriate course of study. Students are also assigned a CESL faculty advisor to assist them in the transition to life in the United States. CESL also offers an evening program of American pronunciation and other spoken-English skills for 5 hours per week. CESL is a self-supporting unit of The University of Arizona and charges fees not covered by regular University tuition and fees cited in Chapter II, Expenses, Fees, and Financial Assistance, in this Catalog. For further information, contact the Center for English as a Second Language, CESL, Room 100, Building #24, Tucson, Arizona 85721, U.S.A. (520) 621-3637; FAX (520) 621-9180; website: http://www.cesl.arizona.edu/, e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. Center for Global Student Programs
The Center for Global Student Programs (CGSP) serves both the incoming international student population and University of Arizona students studying abroad. CGSP assists international students in complying with existing federal, state, and local regulations, provides information and gives authorization (as appropriate) concerning visa and immigration matters, and offers personalized counseling and advisory services to students in all phases of their adjustment to the University and to the United States. It also sponsors an International Student Orientation and Registration Program each semester for newly-arrived international students, and cross-cultural workshops and seminars on issues affecting the international student population. Over 30 international student clubs are also supported by the Center. CGSP is located adjacent to the campus, at 915 N. Tyndall Ave., Tucson, AZ 85721, (520) 621-4627, FAX (520) 621-4069.
C. Other Campus Units
1. Counseling and Psychological Services
A unit of Campus Health, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers crisis intervention; brief individual, couple, and group psychotherapy; and medication evaluation and prescriptions to University of Arizona students. Other services include biofeedback training, and HIV counseling and testing. Services are confidential. The first visit is free; there is a minimal charge for subsequent visits. Students can be seen on a walk-in basis the same day they seek services, and by appointment after the first visit. CAPS is located on the second floor of Campus Health, Cherry Ave. and the UA Mall, (520) 621-3334.
2. Testing Office
The Testing Office offers computer-based tests for the Graduate Record Exam, Graduate Management Admissions Test and Test of English as a Foreign Language. In addition, the Testing Office administers paper-based exams for the Medical College Admission Test, Law School Admission Test, Miller Analogies Test, Veterinary College Admission Test, Pharmacy College Admission Test and Optometry Admission Test. For additional information, contact the Testing Office, Old Main, Room 223,(520) 621-7589.
3. University Learning Center
The University Learning Center (ULC) provides direct learning assistance workshops and courses at no cost to students, in areas such as Learning Styles, Time Management, Reading and Note-taking Strategies, Exam Prep, and Test Taking Strategies. The ULC also publishes the “Guide to Free Tutoring” and maintains the “Private Tutor Index,” which lists UA students available as private tutors for a fee. In addition, The ULC offers practice computer exams for the GMAT, GRE and TOEFL exams, as well as preparation courses for the GMAT, GRE and LSAT exams for a fee. For information, contact the University Learning Center, Old Main 202, (520) 621-4548.
4. Campus Health
Campus Health provides high-quality, primary medical and psychological care to University of Arizona students, and is a campus resource for counseling on health, nutrition, and addiction problems. Licensed physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, psychologists, and mental health professionals comprise the staff, in addition to community specialists who conduct clinics in orthopedics, surgery, and dermatology. Regularly enrolled students become eligible for services at the beginning of the semester. Continuing students who were registered during the spring semester but are not registered for summer session may become eligible for summer services by paying a special fee. Medical conditions requiring immediate care can be seen on a walk-in basis, but students are encouraged to call for appointments, available Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., for all non-urgent situations. A pharmacy on the premises provides medicines and over-the-counter drugs at prices competitive with those in the private sector. Every student born after December 31, 1956 must submit proof of one vaccination for rubella given after 12/31/79 and TWO (2) measles vaccinations, at least one of which must have been administered after 12/31/79. International students must also obtain a tuberculosis skin test at Campus Health before registering for classes for the first time. There is a $5.00 charge per office visit. Charges are then incurred for prescriptions, x-rays, laboratory tests, physical therapy, special supplies, and some specialist physician visits. Charges for all services may be paid at Campus Health by 5:00 p.m. on the day they are incurred or will be automatically added to the student’s university account. Campus Health Insurance, required for all international graduate students and optional for all other students, is also available at the Health Insurance Office located on the ground floor of Campus Health. For further information contact Campus Health, Cherry Avenue and the UA Mall, (520) 621-6490.
5. Campus Recreation
Campus Recreation offers a diverse selection of activities and facilities for the campus community. Activity classes, intramural sports, sport clubs, outdoor trips, fitness classes and wellness opportunities combine with state of the art facilities to provide a meaningful experience to all members of campus. Basic membership is automatic for students with 4 or more units each semester. Those enrolled in 3 or fewer units can obtain a membership for $25 per semester through the Campus Recreation Business Office. For more information, contact Campus Recreation at 621-4709; 1400 E. Sixth St.; or on-line at http://CampusRec.arizona.edu.