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    Dec 07, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog 
  
2022-2023 Catalog

Asian Studies Minor


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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.

Contemporary Politics and Society


One course (4 credits) from the following:

Proficiency in Asian Language


Students must demonstrate at least one year of language proficiency in an Asian language. This requirement may be satisfied by completing CHIN 102  or JAPN 102 .

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