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Dr. Johnathan Walker
(540) 568-1742

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Asian Studies

The purpose of this cross disciplinary program is to broaden the students' perspective by enhancing their understanding and appreciation of Asian culture and institutions. This program combines the offerings of several academic units, such as anthropology, art and art history, economics, English, geography, history, international business, foreign languages, political science, and religion and philosophy.

The minimum requirement for a minor in Asian studies is 18 credit hours. These 18 hours can include any of the following courses. Special topics courses not listed can be applied to the minor degree with approval of the program coordinator. A maximum of eight hours of Chinese, Japanese, Korean or Hindi language may be included to satisfy credit hour requirements of the minor.

Required Courses

Courses
Credit Hours
ANTH 197. Archaeology
 
ANTH 295. Peoples and Cultures of East Asia
 
ARTH 430. Far Eastern Art
 
CHIN 101. Elementary Chinese
 
CHIN 102. Elementary Chinese
 
CHIN 231. Intermediate Chinese
 
CHIN 232. Intermediate Chinese
 
CHIN 300. Chinese Grammar and Communication
 
CHIN 397. Intensive Reading and Writing in Chinese
 
ECON 312. Comparative Economic Systems
 
ENG 427. Studies in South Asian Literature
 
FL 490. Beginning Hindi
 
FL 490. Advanced Hindi
 
FL 490. Advanced Japanese
 
KOR 101. Elementary Korean
 
KOR 102. Elementary Korean
 
KOR 231. Intermediate Korean
 
KOR 232. Intermediate Korean
 
GEOG 334. Geography of East and Southeast Asia
 
GEOG 338. Geography of the Philippine Islands: Problems and Possibilities
 
GHUM 200. Great Works – Asia
 
GHUM 252. Cross-Cultural Perspectives – East Asian Humanities
 
HIST 371. India
 
HIST 375. History of Modern Southeast Asia
 
HIST 377. History of Korea
 
HIST 379. Family and Gender in East Asia
 
HIST 460. Modern Japan
 
HIST 480. Modern China
 
IBUS 298-I. Business Environment in China and Southeast Asia
 
IBUS 298-II. Doing Business in China
 
JAPN 101. Elementary Japanese
 
JAPN 102. Elementary Japanese
 
JAPN 231. Intermediate Japanese
 
JAPN 232. Intermediate Japanese
 
POSC 355. East Asian Politics
 
REL 310. Hindu Traditions
 
REL 312. Religions of East Asia
 
REL 313. Hindu Ethics
 
REL 314. Gandhi, Nonviolence and Global Transformation
 
REL 317. Exploring Gandhian Philosophy of Nonviolence
 
REL 318. Exploring Contemporary India
 
REL/PHIL 385. Buddhist Thought
 

 
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