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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, 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

 

CHIN 490. Special Studies 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

 

HUM 200. Great Works – Asia

 

HUM 252. Cross-Cultural Perspectives – East Asian Humanities

 

HUM 252. Cross-Cultural Perspectives – Global South Asia

 

HUM 252. Cross Cultural Perspectives – Gandhi, Non-Violence and Global Transformation

 

HIST 273. East Asia to 1600

 

HIST 274. Modern East Asia

 

HIST 311. China to 1600

 

HIST 312. Japan since 1600

 

HIST 371. India

 

HIST 375. History of Modern Southeast Asia

 

HIST 377. History of Korea

 

HIST 378. China in the Modern World

 

HIST 379. Family and Gender in East Asia

 

HIST 460. Modern Japan

 

IB 298-I. Business Environment in China and Southeast Asia

 

IB 298-II. Doing Business in China

 

JAPN 101. Elementary Japanese

 

JAPN 102. Elementary Japanese

 

JAPN 111. Intensive Japanese I

 

JAPN 112. Intensive Japanese II

 

JAPN 231. Intermediate Japanese

 

JAPN 232. Intermediate Japanese

 

JAPN 300. Japanese Grammar and Communication

 

KOR 101. Elementary Korean

 

KOR 102. Elementary Korean

 

KOR 231. Intermediate Korean

 

KOR 232. Intermediate Korean

 

POSC 355. East Asian Politics

 

REL 308. Islam in South Asia

 

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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