Curriculum and Courses
- 36 credit hours
- At least 24 credits and 3 semesters of work / research must be done at Creighton University
Students are required to select one track in which to focus their study and research:
1. Comparative Eastern & Western Arts, Philosophy & Literature
4. Comparative Eastern & Western Way of Negotiation & Dispute Resolution
I. Core Courses (4 courses, 12 credits; required for all students)
- EWS 602: History and Politics (3 credits)
- EWS 603: Art and Literature (3 credits)
- EWS 606: Philosophy and Religion (3 credits)
- EWS 618: People and Culture (3 credits)
II. Electives (15-21 credits)
Students must choose applicable courses in each area to satisfy credit requirement. No "double dipping" is allowed (i.e. since "Buddhism" is offered as a Comparative Studies course and as a Track course, taking it can only count towards one of these requirements, not both). Click on each area below for a list of recommended courses.
- Comparative Studies Course (3 credits required)
- Track Courses (9 credits required in courses related to chosen track)
- Skills & Language Courses (3-9 credits required)
- Independent Reading/Study/Research (optional, 1-3 credits, limit 1 per year, can count towards specific elective component requirements)
III. International Experience/Internship (3-9 credits required, choose applicable method to gain credits)
- Students will design an international experience (or 'internship') with faculty to further develop a research project, cross-cultural leadership skills, etc. The amount of credits (3-9) received depends on involvement (e.g. interning in China while taking a Chinese language class could earn you 9 credits, 3 of which could count towards the Language & Skills elective requirement mentioned above). Internships can be designed to last from a few weeks to a few months in a variety of locations and/or institutions in the U.S. or Asia (including our partner institutions).
- Examples (in Asia): take intensive language classes, teach courses, help coordinate international programs, work on a collaborative research project, organize/participate in events, organize/participate in service projects, etc.
- Examples (in U.S.): give seminars, tutor students, work on a collaborative research project, provide translation services, teach/tutor a language course, organize/participate in events and programs, organize/participate in service projects, etc.
- EWS 700: Study Abroad in an Asian Country (available for non-Asian students, more class choices to be added soon)
EWS 602 (3 credits)
EWS 603 (3 credits)
Elective course (3 credits)
Elective Courses (9 credits)
EWS 606 (3 credits)
EWS 618 (3 credits)
Elective Course (3 credits)
Elective Courses (6 credits)
International Experience (3-9 credits)