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Yuri.Pines@mail.huji.ac.il 
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Mrs. Kinneret Levy
kinneretl@savion.huji.ac.il 

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Graduate Studies in English: China Section

 

The China Section offers two types of MA programs: a non-research MA, which requires 36 academic points, two seminar papers and a final exam, but no research thesis, and a research MA, which requires 36 academic points, a seminar paper, and a research thesis.

Applicants who are interested in the Research MA Program should contact a potential supervisor for their research work prior to their application. For information about China scholars at the Department of Asian Studies, visit here .

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Admission to the English language MA program in the China Section requires at least a Lower Advanced level of English proficiency via TOEFL or other tests. See

https://info.huji.ac.il/en-overseas/english_requirements.

The program is designed for students who wish to enhance their undergraduate major in Chinese studies with MA level training in the department. Candidates who did not major in Chinese Studies at the BA level will be subject to additional requirements, mainly Chinese level of HSK4 or more, introductory-level course in Classical Chinese, and complementary courses in Chinese history. 

Note that all applicants should meet HUJI admission requirements for MA students (Final BA grade ofat least 90/100 for the research track; final BA grade of at least 80/100 for the non-research track. See https://info.huji.ac.il/en-overseas/table_of_programs/MA). For further information, please contact the Chinese section’s MA Advisor, Prof. Michal Biran biranm@mail.huji.ac.il

SECOND FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

In the Research MA program of the China Section, students are required to study a second foreign language in addition to their language of specialization. The second foreign language will be determined upon consultation with the student's advisor and the department's MA advisor.

Students in the Research MA program in the China section whose MA thesis focuses on contemporary China (1978-present) may be exempted from the second foreign language requirement upon the approval of their supervisor and the department's MA advisor. Students who receive this exemption will be required to participate in courses on research skills and methodologies (in the humanities, social sciences, law, or business management), which are relevant for their research topic. 

FINAL EXAMINATION

After completing all the assignments required for their MA studies, students in the Non-Research MA program will be required to take a written and oral final examination. The final examination takes place twice a year (June and December). The materials for the test will be published on a special moodle site and updated from time to time during the summer break

CURRICULUM: CHINA SECTIONRESEARCH MA PROGRAM

GUIDED READING OF CHINESE TEXTS – 4 CREDITS

RESEARCH METHODS IN MODERN CHINESE SOCIETY & POLITICS OR RESEARCH METHODS IN CHINESE HISTORY – 2 CREDITS

DIGITAL HUMANITIES COURSE – 2 CREDITS (Faculty’s requirement)

WRITING WORKSHOP (2nd year)- 2 CREDITS (Institution’s requirements)

SECOND LANGUAGE OR RESEARCH SKILLS -8 CREDITS

SELECTIVE COURSES FROM WITHIN/OUTSIDE THE DEPARTMENT (UPON APPROVAL BY ADVISOR) – 18 CREDITS

ONE SEMINAR PAPER 

ONE SEMINAR PAPER WITH A RESEARCH ASPECT (THE MA THESIS)

 

CURRICULUM: CHINA SECTION: NON-RESEARCH MA PROGRAM

GUIDED READING OF CHINESE TEXTS – 4 CREDITS

DIGITAL HUMANITIES COURSE – 2 CREDITS (Faculty’s requirement)

SELECTIVE COURSES FROM WITHIN/ OUTSIDE THE DEPARTMENT, INCLUDING TWO SEMINARS, AT LEAST ONE OF THEM INTEGRATIVE-  28 CREDITS

TWO SEMINAR PAPERS (AT LEAST ONE IN AN INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR)

FINAL EXAMINATION- 2 CREDITS

*Students in the Non-Research MA program who wish to switch to the Research MA Program may do so by the end of their first year, as long as their average is at least 90 in courses worth at least 18 credit points, and they have passed the first year of their second foreign language course and/or have taken one research skill course.

 

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