Minor in Asian Studies

This program is designed with an interdisciplinary approach to Asian Studies. This minor offers a specialized focus on area and comparative studies. It prepares students interested in careers in international business, state or federal government, foreign affairs, education, and more. Students majoring in another academic discipline who are interested in area studies can earn a minor in Asian Studies by taking 15 credits related to this region. There is no language requirement but credits from language courses, study abroad, and internships may be applied.

Program Requirements (15 credits)

A grade of "C" or better is required for all courses (C- is not acceptable).

Required Course (3 credits)

Students must choose one course in comparative area studies or global studies. Students should consult with an advisor about current course offerings and a full list of courses accepted for the minor (see Complete List or Current Courses under Courses).

The following courses represent a partial list of courses accepted to fulfill this requirement:

ASN 3200 Asia Through Films
ASN 3403 Zen and the Art of Tea Ceremony
ASN 3410 Introduction to East Asia*
ASN 4510 Dynamics of Asia
ASN 4936 Modern Asia

Area Studies Courses (12 credits)

Students must choose an additional 4 courses (12 credits) in Asian Area Studies. A maximum of 2 (6 credits) of language courses may be applied. Please consult an Asian Studies advisor.

For a complete list of courses in Asian studies, see the Complete List of Courses.