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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 212. 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 314. Gandhi, Nonviolence and Global Transformation

           

REL 317. Exploring Gandhian Philosophy of Nonviolence

           

REL 318. Exploring Contemporary India

           

REL/PHIL 385. Buddhist Thought

           

REL 410. Dharma/Adharma: Hindu Ethical Reasoning

           


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