Asian Studies

asian studies major

The Asian Studies Program was established in 1969 to cultivate, promote, and coordinate the study of all aspects of Asia. It administers the undergraduate major, minor and the graduate certificate in Asian studies, which give students the option of taking Asia-related courses drawn from a wide variety of disciplines, including Anthropology, Art History, Comparative Literature, Economics, History, Political Science, and Religion

New Asian Studies (098) Major

 

The interdisciplinary major in Asian Studies requires 36 credits distributed as follows:

 

  1. Two courses in Asian studies, chosen from East Asian Civilizations: Traditional Era (098:241), East Asian Civilizations: Modern Era (098:242) or Global East Asia (098:250).
  2. Seven elective courses in Asian Studies, at least four of which must be offered in subject codes 098, 165, 565, or 574, and may include language courses above the 100-level.
  3. Capstone Seminar on East Asian Studies (098:444).

 

 

Asian Studies (098) Minor

 

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 (098:241), East Asian Civilizations: Modern Era (098:242) 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, 565, or 574, and may include language courses above the 100-level.