Study Programs in Tibetan Studies at UVa
Students at the University of Virginia have the unique opportunity to integrate Tibetan Studies into their educational curriculum through a diverse range of courses and study programs offered throughout the University by UVa’s outstanding faculty. Undegraduates may fulfill core language requirements by taking Tibetan language, or fulfill a non-Western perspectives requirement in a course on Tibetan Buddhism. Undergraduate students may specialize in Tibet through the Department of East Asian Language, Literature, and Culture’s East Asia major. Course offerings range from “Tibetan and Himalayan Anthropology” and “Tibetan Buddhist Culture” to “Contemporary Tibetan Politics” and beyond. Read more about current courses…
The study of Tibet at the graduate level may be pursued the UVa Department of Anthropology, the Department of East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, and the Department of Religious Studies. The study of Tibetan Buddhism and Bon has been an integral part of the humanities and social sciences at UVa for more than thirty-five years. Housed in the Department of Religious Studies, the Tibetan Buddhist Studies program maintains an international reputation for its graduate and undergraduate studies, its overseas programs, its innovative digital scholarship, and its ongoing promotion of research in Tibetan culture and society. Read more…
Recognizing the import of study abroad programs for enhancing globally aware education, the University of Virginia was one of the first American universities to conduct an accredited academic program in Tibet. In conjunction with Tibet University in Lhasa and Qinghai Nationalities University in Ziling, UVa offers students three unique programs, a semester-long program in Lhasa, a summer language program in Lhasa, and a summer course in the Amdo region. Read more….
The University of Virginia has been a global leader in the teaching and research of Tibetan language, as well as creating new pedagogical resources for its study. Since the 1970’s, the study of Classical Tibetan language has been a central component of graduate work in Tibetan Studies. In 2007, Tibetan language was added to the Department of East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures’ degree programs in East Asian Studies and East Asian Languages and Literatures. In addition, UVa offers study abroad programs in Tibet, including semester-long and summer programs at Tibet University in Lhasa and a summer language immersion program here at UVa. Read more….