East Asian Regional Specialization within S.I.P.A.
The East Asia regional specialization provides students with interdisciplinary training in the politics, international relations, modern history, culture, and/or society of the region. Students pursuing the specialization must take a total of three courses (9 credits). Courses must be drawn from at least two different social science disciplines and cover at least two different East Asian countries. A complete list of eligible courses can be found on the Weatherhead East Asian Institute’s website: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/weai/courses-grad.html
Students are also encouraged to pursue a Certificate in East Asian Studies from the WEAI.
Credits/Points at ColumbiaA one semester course is typically worth three credits, and meets for three hours per week over approximately 15 weeks. A full-time student typically takes a minimum of four courses or 12 credits per semester.