Asian Studies Minor

Requirements for the Minor

Three core courses:

ASN 210Introduction to Asia

3

ASN 310Asian Humanities

3

REL 130Eastern Religious Traditions

3

One history course chosen from:

HIS 333Chairman Mao's China

3

HIS 342Modern Japan: Samurai to Sony

3

One politics course chosen from:

POL 346Politics of East Asia

3

or topics courses approved by the program committee

3

Language:

CHN 120Fundamentals of Chinese-II

4

OR

JPN 120Fundamentals of Japanese-II

4

Or Equivalent

One elective chosen from:

ASN An additional ASN course

3

ENS 254/ASN 254Thailand: Aquaculture and the Environment

3

HIS 340Age of the Samurai

3

HIS 39120th-Century Vietnam

3

HIS 434Creating the Orient

3

HIS 435Spirits, Gods and Ghosts of East Asia

3

REL 240Introduction to Hinduism and Hindu Traditions

3

REL 250Introduction to Buddhism and Buddhist Traditions

3

REL 379Sacred Space in South Asia

3

REL 385Sufism and Islamic Spirituality

3

REL 456Life and Death in Varanasi

3

or any course not utilized in the above categories, or other courses approved by the program committee.

NOTES:

  1. Upon program committee approval, additional courses may be added to the list of courses fulfilling minor requirements.
  2. Several courses listed above are not offered regularly or are offered only once every two or three years. Students interested in the minor are encouraged to consult with a program committee member early on to plan their preparation for the minor and to discuss course offering schedules.