Western Kentucky University

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Asian Studies Programs

Students interested in Asian Studies may choose between one major and two different tracks within the Asian Studies minor.

The Asian Religions and Cultures major requires 33 credit hours. Students must take courses in Religion (9 credit hours), Language (6 credit hours), History and Politics (6 credit hours), Electives (9 credit hours), and complete the Senior Project (3 credit hours). Students must take courses from at least four different departments. At least half of the courses must be at the 300-level or above.  A minor or second major is required.

Students pursuing the Asian Religions and Cultures track within the Asian Studies minor must take courses in Religion (9 credit hours), History and Politics (6 credit hours), and Electives (6 credit hours). Students must take courses from at least three different departments. At least 12 credit hours must be at the 300-level or above.

Students pursuing the East and South Asian track within the Asian Studies minor must take courses from at least four different departments. At least 12 credit hours must be at the 300-level or above.

Students pursuing the Middle East Studies certificate must complete 12 hours of approved coursework with Middle East-oriented content.

Program questions should be directed to Dr. Jeffrey Samuels (jeffrey.samuels@wku.edu).

 Last Modified 7/22/13