Global Asia Studies is an interdisciplinary program that explores Asia within a dynamic global and diasporic context. As a program, Global Asia Studies aims to offer a cohesive and constantly renewed curriculum that presents an open and accessible interpretation of Asia and its place in the World. Faculty expertise extends into the fields of history, law, languages, literature, media, politics, religion, arts and visual culture. This program uses cutting-edge Humanities methods and theories to explore the societies of East and South Asia to which students are able to gain an in-depth understanding of historical and contemporary global culture and politics.
• 0.5 credit as follows: [GASA01H3 or HISA06H3], GASA02H3.
• Explore different kinds of courses; this will also help with fulfilling breadth requirements and electives. Use Degree Explorer and the UTSC Calendar to plan your courses and program of interest.
Schedule an appointment with your Program Librarian for in-depth research assistance with your assignments.
Get writing support and develop your Academic English skills at the CTL Writing Centre.
Attend the UTSC Faculty Mix & Mingle Fair to connect with professors and learn more about their specialties.
Attend Global Asia Studies-related events.
Start building your Co-Curricular Record (CCR) and search for Experiential Learning opportunities on the Career & Co-Curricular Learning Network (CLNx).
Get involved with the Historical and Cultural Studies Student Association (HCSSA); also explore other relevant student clubs and activities on campus.
Volunteer in DSL’s Alternative Reading Week program to gain experience and knowledge about social change and community development.
Volunteer with organizations to explore your interests; check listings on CLNx.
Attend the UTSC Get Experience Fair in September and register with SCSU’s Volunteer Network Program to explore opportunities.
1.0 credit from Asian language courses taught at the university (check UTSC Calendar for details).
Consider starting on the requirements listed under Year 3.
Use Degree Explorer and meet with your Program Advisor or Supervisor to ensure you are on track with your degree.
Further develop your general academic skills by attending workshops offered by the Academic Advising & Career Centre (AA&CC) and Centre for Teaching & Learning (CTL).
Get involved in relevant opportunities on and/or off campus; apply to Work Study, or other part-time and summer jobs on CLNx.
Get involved with the Historical and Cultural Studies Student Association (HCSSA) and the Department of Historical and Cultural Studies.
Check CLNx to search for Work Study or volunteer positions on campus to gain experience and to get involved.
Read the Department of Historical and Cultural Studies newsletter to find out about events, volunteer and work opportunities.
Connect with professors and advisors early so you are on track with your post- graduation plans.
Explore careers through the AA&CC’s Job Shadowing and In The Field programs.
5.5 credits in GAS courses, of which at least 1.5 credits must be at the C-level and 1.0 credit at the D-level (check course description for prerequisites).
Use Degree Explorer to ensure you are on track with your degree.
Build on your skills and knowledge through relevant events offered through your department, student groups, DSL and the AA&CC.
Seek out research and volunteer opportunities with faculty
Run for an elected position in the Historical and Cultural Studies Student Association (HCSSA).
Look into volunteering or working overseas to expand your network through International Student Centre’s (ISC) Global Learning programs.
Plan a career path with a staff member at the AA&CC.
Check CLNx for networking events and employer information sessions to attend.
Attend the Graduate & Professional School Fair in September.
Ensure you have fulfilled your breadth requirements.
Use Degree Explorer to ensure you are on track to graduate.
Register your “Intent to Graduate” on ACORN by the deadline.
Attend the AA&CC’s Get Hired job search conference in April/May.
Attend a Jobs for Grads orientation for a job search “crash course” and for access to full-time job listings.
Get your Personal Statement reviewed in the AA&CC