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, design 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.


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 378. Studies in South Asian Literature  
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  
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  
KOR 101. Elementary Korean  
KOR 102. Elementary Korean  
KOR 231. Intermediate Korean  
KOR 232. Intermediate Korean  
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