The Asian Studies Minor
The College of Arts and Sciences offers an interdisciplinary minor in Asian studies. The minor provides students with a multifaceted understanding of Asian societies, histories, languages, political systems, and geographies. For additional information, students should contact the coordinator in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.
Requirements for a Minor in Asian Studies: 21 hours. A minor in Asian studies requires a total of 21 credit hours, distributed as 12 hours of core courses and 9 hours of designated electives.
The core consists of the following courses: HST 103 or 104, PAR 232, PLS 317 or 339, and 3 hours of a foreign language (either JPN 101, CHN 101, or transfer credit of study of another Asian language).
The remaining 9 hours may be chosen from FST 385, GGY 181, 388; HST 103 or 104, 271, 360, 361, 362, 363, 365, 366, 378, 487, 497; JPN 101, 102, 201, 202, 211; PAR 370, 371, 372, 375 and PLS 317, 339.
At least six credits of the total 21 must be taken at the 300-level or above.
Substitutions may be approved for topic courses, seminars, directed individual study, field work, and/or study abroad that focus primarily on Asia. Students must have a grade of “C-” or better for each course counted towards the minor and an overall “C” (2.00) average or better for all courses counted for the minor.
Updated: Feb. 9, 2010