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Asian Studies Minor

Korean Ceremony Tea Fields, Malaysia Lisu Girl


East and South Asian track within the Asian Studies Minor

The minor in Asian Studies (reference number 317) requires 21 credit hours. Students must pursue only one of two tracks—either the track in Asian Religions and Cultures or the South and East Asian track.

Students in the South and East Asia track must take courses from at least four different departments. At least 12 credit hours must be at the 300-level or above.




I. Culture and History

(Four courses from at least three different departments; 12 credit hours)

ANTH/FKST 341: Peoples and Cultures of Asia

ENG 368: Japanese Film in Translation

HIST 110: Introduction to Asian Civilization

HIST 370: Modern South Asia

HIST 460: Traditional East Asia

HIST 461: Modern East Asia

HIST 471: Modern China

HIST 472: Modern Japan

PERF 105: Taiji (1 hour; may be taken three times for credit)

RELS 103: Religions of Asia

RELS 302: Buddhist Religious Traditions

RELS 303: Hindu Religious Traditions

RELS 306: Islamic Religious Traditions

RELS 308: East Asian Religious Traditions

RELS 311: The Qur’an

II. Electives

(Three additional courses from list or from courses in category I; 9 credit hours)

ARBC/RELS 386 and 387: Arabic

ARC 401: Topics in Asian Religions and Cultures

ARC 498: Ind Study in Asian Religions and Cultures

CHIN 101/102: Elementary Chinese

GEOG 465: Geography of Asia

JAPN 101/102: Elementary Japanese

PS 366: Government and Politics in East Asia

RELS 390/391: Pali

SOC 353: Sociology of Modern Japan


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 Last Modified 9/24/14