Prepare for a career in the rapidly globalizing world. The ability to work with people from other cultures is becoming ever more important, and speaking a foreign language will give you a head start in almost any field. You’ll be ready for a career in international business, law, journalism, government, the military and more.
As part of AUM’s World Languages and Cultures program, the Chinese and East Asian Studies concentration focuses on Chinese, Japanese and Korean culture and languages. This concentration enables the student to develop the five skills of speaking, reading, writing, listening and cultural competency in Chinese and East Asian languages. Students benefit from a wide array of study-abroad opportunities.
This area of study includes a culture track and a trade track. In the culture track, the student takes more internationally-related course work in the humanities and political science. In the trade track, the student takes courses in international economics and business.
Careers for graduates with Chinese language skills:
Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries nationally.
Interpreters work in settings such as schools, hospitals, courtrooms, meeting rooms, and conference centers. Some work for translation and interpretation companies, individual organizations, or private clients. Many translators also work remotely. Employment of interpreters and translators is projected to grow 19 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. Globalization and large increases in the number of non-English-speaking people in the United States will drive employment growth. The median annual wage for interpreters and translators was $49,930 in May 2018.
Department of History and World Languages & Cultures
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The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail, please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the core curriculum courses required for all majors and may not include some program-specific information, such as admissions, retention and termination standards.
Course sampling specific to the Chinese and East Asian Studies concentration within the World Languages and Cultures program includes:
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