Fully Online Minor in Asian Studies

Online Minor in Asian Studies

This program is designed with an interdisciplinary approach to Asian Studies with a flexible schedule for working professionals, full-time and part-time students interested in careers in international business, state or federal government, foreign affairs, education, and more. The Asian Studies Minor focuses on area and comparative studies. Students majoring in another academic discipline who are interested in area studies can now earn the 15 credits for the Minor in Asian Studies entirely online. There is no language requirement but credits from language courses, study abroad, and internship 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)


ASN 3410 - this course satisfies the UCC, Global Learning, and Gordon Rule requirements for FIU Asian Area Studies Courses (9 credits)
Students must choose an additional 3 courses (9 credits) in Asian Area Studies.
A maximum of 2 (6 credits) of language courses may be applied. Please consult an Asian Studies advisor.
The following courses represent a partial list of online courses accepted to fulfill this requirement:
ASH 3440 History of Japan
ASH 4300 East Asian Civilization and Culture
ASN 3016 China Then and Now
ASN 3143 Corporate Culture China
ASN 3200 Asia Through Films
ASN 4111 Japan and the New East
JPN 3500 Japanese Culture and Society
REL 3340 Survey of Buddhism

Global/Comparative Course (3 credits)

Students must choose one course in global or comparative area studies. Students should consult with an advisor about current course offerings and a full list of courses accepted for the minor. The following courses represent a partial list of online courses accepted to fulfill this requirement:

ANT 3451 Anthropology of Race/Ethnicity
INR 3081 Contemporary International Problems
REL 3308 Studies in World Religions
SYP 3456 Societies in the World