The Asian studies minor aims to broaden a student’s major program of study by adding a global, comparative perspective to any area of inquiry in the arts, humanities and social sciences. The minor also helps to prepare students who desire careers in international affairs, international business and international law. Study abroad is strongly recommended, but not required.
A minor in Asian studies consists of a minimum of 20 credits:
It is recommended that students choose courses in such a way that they are exposed to more than one Asian country.
eight credits must be from courses in the area of culture and thought
four credits must be from courses in the area of history
four credits must be from courses in the area of contemporary politics and society
the remaining four credits may be chosen from any approved Asian studies course or a coursein Chinese, Japanese or other Asian language
The courses below are described in the catalog under the discipline to which they refer. Other courses may be offered that fulfill the Asian studies minor. For further information, contact the director of the program.