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In this interdisciplinary minor program, students acquire Asian language competence and complete specific course work in Asian studies. The program encourages students to choose from a wide variety of course offerings on Asia in fields such as economics, political science, literature of Asia, comparative literature, linguistics, history, art history, geography, religion, philosophy, anthropology, and sociology.

Students interested in the minor program should consult the program director for advice in the selection of courses. The interdisciplinary minor program in Asian studies consists of six courses distributed as follows:

  1. Two courses in Asian studies, chosen from East Asian Civilizations: Traditional Era (098/214:241), East Asian Civilizations: Modern Era (098/214:242) or Global East Asia (098:250).
  2. Four elective courses in Asian Studies, at least three of which must be offered in subject codes 098, 165, 214, 565, or 574, and may include language courses above the 100-level.

List of Approved Asian Studies Courses 

Undergraduate Admission

Students interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree with a minor in Asian Studies should apply to one of the four liberal arts undergraduate colleges at Rutgers University in New Brunswick: Douglass, Livingston, Rutgers, or University College. Application packets are available in New Jersey high school guidance offices and county college transfer counselor offices or from the following:

Office of University Undergraduate Admissions 
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 
P.O. Box 2101, New Brunswick 
New Jersey 08903-2101 
Vioce: (732) 445-3770 
Fax: (732) 445-0237

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New Brunswick, NJ 08901


Phone: 732-932-7605
Fax: 732-932-7926
E-mail: Susan Humphrey, Program Coordinator