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
Blood and Revolution in China/ Asian Studies
HS 236
Japan's Modern Empire/Asian Studies
HS 271
Monks, Kings and Rebels: Mainland Southeast Asia
HS 272
Pirates and Matriarchs: Island Southeast Asia
HS 302
Special Topics III: World History
HS 305
Vietnam (COM 305)
HS 332
History of India
HS 391
Colonizing the Body
Open Electives
Select 6 credits of the following:6
CN 201
Intermediate Chinese I
CN 210
Chinese Culture and Civilization
JP 210
Introduction to Japanese Culture
PO 331
Topics in Comparative Government
Total Credits18

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