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Foreign Language Area Studies
Associate of Arts

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


With the associate’s specialized curriculum area in foreign language area studies, you can build concentrated expertise in Arabic, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, or Korean language, culture, history, government, and literature. You’ll take 12 sequential credits in a language, followed by 12 related courses in a different discipline.

Program Highlights
  • Take core courses: Study interpersonal communication, writing, literature, news writing, or speech.
  • Study Arabic: Build skills in Arabic, along with culture, history, government, and literature.
  • Study Japanese: Build skills in Japanese, along with culture, history, government, and literature.
  • Strengthen basic skills: Hone techniques in time management, interviewing, problem solving, decision making, and collaboration.
  • Explore German: Build skills in German, along with culture, history, government, and literature.
  • Learn Spanish: Build skills in Spanish, along with culture, history, government, and literature.
Required Courses
  • One 3-credit course in communication, writing, or speech, chosen from the following:

    • (3 Credits, ENGL 102)

    • (3 Credits, ENGL 281)

    • (3 Credits, JOUR 201)
    • Any 3-credit COMM or SPCH courses
    • Any 3-credit WRTG courses (except 486A and 486B)
  • One 1-credit course, chosen from the following:

    • (1 Credit, CAPL 198A)

    • (1 Credit, CAPL 198B)

    • (1 Credit, CAPL 198C)

    • (1 Credit, BMGT 121A)

    • (1 Credit, BMGT 121B)
    • Any 1-credit course
  • 12 credits of language core coursework; take sequential courses in a single language, usually numbered 111–112, 114–115, or 211–212
  • 9 credits of foreign language area studies courses, chosen from any courses in the culture, history, language, literature, government, or politics of the area
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for a range of careers that require a broad understanding of the culture and region in areas such as translation, teaching, journalism, analysis, and nonprofit field work.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
60
Transfer Credits
Up to 45
Format
  • Korean/Italian only available in Europe/Asia
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • Program restrictions apply
Tuition Per Credit
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
Admission Requirements

This program is ideal for those who live or work in the area where the language is spoken or regularly interact with native speakers of the language.

Military-Specific Details

This program is only available to a limited audience, including non-Maryland residents, military servicemembers, and veterans.

State-Specific Details

This program is not available to Maryland residents.

 

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History
Bachelor of Arts

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


The online bachelor's degree in history at University of Maryland Global Campus is designed to help you develop a foundation of historical thinking, research, and writing skills on which to build your life and career. Our program is designed and taught by professional historians, and UMGC has nearly two decades of experience teaching history in an online and hybrid environment. Plus, our alumni have successfully pursued master’s and doctoral programs and have found work in museums and archives; federal, state, and local government; and universities and K-12 schools. 

Program Highlights
  • Gain leadership skills: Focus on the ways that race, class, ethnicity, and gender have shaped us.
  • Gain perspective: Apply historical precedents to contemporary life and develop self-reflection.
  • Develop meaningful concepts: Engage in history as a moral and ethical practice.
  • Gain hands-on experience: Research, write about, and present the results of a project on a chosen topic.
  • Research literature: Study the art, religion, and literature of civilizations of various time periods.
  • Present information effectively: Write and speak clearly about historical information for diverse audiences.
Required Courses

  • (3 Credits, HIST 115) or
    (3 Credits, HIST 141)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 116) or
    (3 Credits, HIST 142)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 156)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 157)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 289)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 309)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 495)
  • Upper-level HIST courses (12 credits): Focused study in either U.S. history or world history recommended; see Degree Focus below

Degree Focus 

To align with the 12-credit upper-level requirement listed above, we recommend you choose from one of the following groups of classes below to align with your career interests:

U.S. History

  • (3 Credits, HIST 316L)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 365)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 377)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 461)
World History

  • (3 Credits, HIST 326)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 337)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 392)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 480)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for a future in politics, law, journalism, or education. It is appropriate for you if you have an interest in teaching history or social studies; working in public history archives, historic sites, museums, and galleries; or pursuing graduate-level study in history or law and public policy.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
120
Transfer Credits
Up to 90
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $312 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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East Asian Studies
Bachelor of Arts

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


In the online bachelor's program in East Asian studies at UMGC, you’ll examine East Asia's rich past and continuing contributions to the global community. The program provides an overview of the history, economics, politics, culture, and languages of the region, which includes China, Korea, and Japan. The curriculum, designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars, combines theories with practical skills that will be valuable if you live or work in East Asia, know East Asian languages, or regularly interact or work with people from East Asian countries.

Program Highlights
  • Sharpen skills in research: Advise others based on your understanding, research, and analysis of East Asia.
  • Strengthen international relations: Promote and facilitate cooperation between East Asia and the global community.
  • Expand leadership skills: Create a presentation to raise awareness and educate others about East Asia.
  • Further graduate study: Write a research paper about a specific subject using primary source material.
  • Develop fluency: Improve your language, integrating interpersonal skills and cultural knowledge.
  • Gain hands-on experience: Apply your knowledge of East Asian diversity, values, and expectations.
Required Courses

  • (3 Credits, ASTD 284)

  • (3 Credits, ASTD 285)

  • (3 Credits, PHIL 348)

  • (3 Credits, ASTD 485)
  • East Asian language courses (9 credits): Courses designated CHIN or JAPN and numbered 111, 112, 114, or higher
  • Upper-level East Asian content courses (9 credits): ASTD, CHIN, JAPN, KORN, Asian HIST, and Asian GVPT courses and
    (3 Credits, ANTH 417) apply (focused study in China or Japan recommended)

Degree Focus

To align with the 9-credit upper-level requirement listed above, we recommend you choose from one of the following groups of classes below to align with your career interests:

China Focus

  • (3 Credits, HIST 480)

  • (3 Credits, ASTD 370)

  • (3 Credits, ANTH 417)
Japan Focus

  • (3 Credits, HIST 482)

  • (3 Credits, JAPN 333)

  • (3 Credits, ANTH 417)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for a range of careers that require a broad understanding of the culture and region in areas such as translation, teaching, journalism, analysis, and nonprofit field work.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

This program is ideal for those who live or work in East Asia, know East Asian languages, or regularly interact with people from East Asian countries.

Total Program Credits
120
Transfer Credits
Up to 90
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $312 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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