Minor in Asian Studies

About the Minor

This minor offers an interdisciplinary look at the East, Southeast, and South Asia regions, which hold a critically important geopolitical position in terms of not only business and security, but also in terms of political, religious, cultural, and gender studies. Together with content courses in English offered through a variety of departments, this minor also includes 12 credits of instruction in one of our three Asian languages (Chinese, Korean, or Japanese).

All prospective students should meet with an advisor from the College as soon as possible.

Students must complete 12 credits of language study in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean12.0
Students must complete a minimum of 12 credits of elective courses12.0-14.0
Sacred Traditions of the East
Asian Art and Culture
Art of India
Art of China
Art of Japan
Topics in World Literature *
Japanese Cinema: Kurosawa
Making of Modern South Asia
The World and China
East Asia in Modern Times
Empire and Environment
Introduction to Eastern Philosophy
Total Credits24.0-26.0

Study abroad, Global Studies (GST) courses at the 200 and 300 levels, and special topics courses focused on Asia will be consider for elective credit. Students must receive permission from the department.

Students who complete a minimum of 8 language credits in one language, including CHIN 202, KOR 202, or JAPN 202, are eligible to receive an intermediate language certificate.

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