Three students in traditional Indian outfits perform a dance in the student center as part of a South Asian festival.

Minor in Asian Studies

Minor Overview

This interdisciplinary minor provides you with a window into the fascinating history and the cultural dynamics of countries in East and Southeast Asia. You’ll learn about the artistic, literary and intellectual contributions of the peoples of Asia, as well as political structures and religious belief systems. Course work also tracks the cultural exchanges between Asia and the West and their influence on the current political and economic world stage.

The Asian studies minor deepens your understanding and appreciation of modern Asian cultures and provides the perfect supplement for your personal or academic interests in the region. Foreign language courses, offered in both Chinese and Japanese, are especially useful for cultural immersion while studying abroad, volunteering or pursuing job opportunities in careers such as teaching, business relations and humanitarian work.

Curriculum and Requirements

Asian Studies Minor Curriculum

To complete the minor in Asian Studies, students are required to take six courses (18 credits).

Select 6 credits of the following:6
JP 101
& JP 102
Elementary Japanese I
and Elementary Japanese II
CN 101
& CN 102
Elementary Chinese I
and Elementary Chinese II
Select 6 credits of the following:6
HS 208
Twentieth-Century World History
HS 235
History of Modern China/Asian Studies
HS 236
History of Modern Japan/Asian Studies
HS 271
History of Southeast Asia 1
HS 272
History of Southeast Asia 2
HS 305
Vietnam (COM 305)
HS 332
History of India
Open Electives
Select 6 credits of the following:6
AN 337
Anthropology of Health and Medicine
CN 201
Intermediate Chinese I
CN 202
Intermediate Chinese II
PO 331
Topics in Comparative Government
Total Credits18

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