Asian Studies

Dr. Chong-kun Yoon, Coordinator
Phone: 540-568-3607

The purpose of this interdisciplinary 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 departments, such as art, economics, history, foreign languages, political science, religion, and sociology and anthropology.

The minimum requirement for a minor in Asian studies is 18 credit hours. These 18 hours must include six hours of HIST 273. Asia to 1600 and HIST 274. Modern Asia . With the approval of the program adviser seven to eight hours of either Chinese or Japanese language may be included in the minor.


Minor Requirements Hours

HIST 273. Asia to 1600 3

HIST 274. Modern Asia 3

Choose from the following: 12

ANTH 197. Archaeology

ANTH 380. Chinese Society and Culture

ARTH 302. Far Eastern Art

CHIN 101. Elementary Chinese

CHIN 102. Elementary Chinese

CHIN 231. Intermediate Chinese

CHIN 232. Intermediate Chinese

ECON 312. Comparative Economic Systems

FL 490. Elementary Japanese

FL 490I. Intermediate Japanese

GEOG 349. Geography of East Asia

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 460. Modern Japan

HIST 480. Modern China

POSC 340. Political Development in the Third World

POSC 355. East Asian Politics

REL 310. Religions of India

REL 312. Religions of East Asia

REL/PHIL 385. Buddhist Thought