Asian Studies

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Minor Requirements — 22 Credits

This minor is designed to provide students with a broad-based interdisciplinary understanding of Asian culture through a coordinated program of studying language, history, philosophy, art, geography, or political science. The program is administered by a faculty coordinator in the Department of Modern Languages. All Asian Studies Minors are required to see an advisor to work out a program of study that will meet their specific needs and interests. A minimum of 6 credits in the minor must be at the 300 or 400 level.

Degree Requirements

Choose either Chinese or Japanese:

Take ten credits:

CHIN 101Elementary Chinese I

5

CHIN 102Elementary Chinese II

5

or

JAPN 101Elementary Japanese I

5

JAPN 102Elementary Japanese II

5

Students who demonstrate first-year-language competency in either Chinese or Japanese may bypass the 102 course and take 15 credits of electives rather than 12.

Take 12 credits from the following courses:

At least 6 credits must be at the 300 level or above.

 

ANT 313Anthropology of Globalization

3

ANT 395Topics in Anthropology

3

ANT 408Workshop in Anthropology

3 - 12

ANT 470Seminar in Anthropology

3

ART 391Japanese Art

3

ART 392Chinese Art History

3

ASIA 392Internship in Asian Studies

2-5

CHIN 116Introduction to Chinese Civilization

3

CHIN 201Intermediate Chinese I

3

CHIN 202Intermediate Chinese II

3

CHIN 216Masterpieces in Chinese Literature

3

JAPN 116Contemporary Japan

3

JAPN 201Intermediate Japanese I

3

JAPN 202Intermediate Japanese II

3

ENG 236Ethnic American Literature

3

ENG 262Masterpieces of World Literature

3

FILM 320Special Topics in Film

3

GEOG 218Emerging Asia

3

GEOG 344Asia: Special Topics

3

GNDR 285Gender in Global and Cross Cultural Perspectives

3

HIST 112Asian Civilization I: From Prehistory to 1500

3

HIST 113Asian Civilization II: From 1500 to the Present

3

HIST 211History of Asian America

3

HIST 307History of China to 1500

3

HIST 309History of Southeast Asia

3

HIST 310History of China Since 1500

3

HIST 311History of Japan

3

HIST 495Topics in Asian History

3

MIND 181Great Traditions of Asia

3

PHIL 300Topics in Philosophy

3

PSCI 319Asian Politics

3

Independent Study

1-4

The following courses have prerequisites not included in the minor.

ANT 313Anthropology of Globalization

3

ANT 395Topics in Anthropology

3

ANT 408Workshop in Anthropology

3 - 12

ANT 470Seminar in Anthropology

3

ART 391Japanese Art

3

ART 392Chinese Art History

3

FILM 320Special Topics in Film

3

GEOG 344Asia: Special Topics

3

HIST 495Topics in Asian History

3

The following variable topic courses must be relevant to Asian Studies and approved by the student’s minor advisor prior to registration:

ANT 395Topics in Anthropology

3

ANT 408Workshop in Anthropology

3 - 12

ANT 470Seminar in Anthropology

3

ASIA 392Internship in Asian Studies

2-5

ENG 236Ethnic American Literature

3

ENG 262Masterpieces of World Literature

3

FILM 320Special Topics in Film

3

PHIL 300Topics in Philosophy

3

NOTES: Independent Study projects and special courses must be approved by the minor advisor. These projects may be taken in any of the following departments: Anthropology, Art, Business, Economics, English, Modern Languages, Geography, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, Mind/Honors.

Students must maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or higher in those courses that count toward the minor.