Requirements

Requirements for the Asian Studies Major (12 Credits)

One credit from the following entry courses (1)

  • ASIA 201 Gateway to East Asia (1)
  • HIST 118 (TH) East Asian Civilization Since 1800 (1)
  • REL 135 Religions of Asia (1)

Four credits from the following language courses (4)

Note: A student may petition Asian Studies faculty for alternate language arrangements to fulfill this requirement. Proposed arrangements might include transfer courses, testing, Asian experience, or other arrangements.

Three credits from the following exploratory courses (3)

  • ANTH 233 (US) Peoples and Cultures of Asia (1)
  • ARTH 113 (IT) Introduction to Chinese Art History (1)
  • ARTH 114 (IT) Introduction to Japanese Art HIstory (1)
  • ASIA 258 Topics in Asian Studies (1)
  • ASIA 352 Field Study in Asia (1)
  • CHNSE 254 (4th Sem Lang Req) Folklore and Identity (1)
  • CHNSE 352 (US) Rites of Passage in Chinese Societies (1)
  • HIST 131 (TH) Historical Inquiry (if Asian topic) (1)
  • HIST 233 (TH) Asian Empires on the Silk Road (1)
  • HIST 265 (TH) Late Imperial China (1)
  • HIST 282 (TH) China in Revolution, 1911-1949 (1)
  • JAPN 201W Modern Japanese Society & Culture (1)
  • JAPN 240 Japanese Language and Culture (Intercultural Communication) (1)
  • REL 233 (TH) Religions along the Silk Road (1)
  • REL 239 Introduction to Chinese Religion (1)
  • REL 256 (IT) Goddesses and Ghosts: Images of Women in Chinese Tradition (1)
  • REL 262 Japanese Religions (1)
  • RHET 271 (EV) Telling the Internment Story (1)

Three credits from the following 300 and 400 level courses (3)

One Senior Experience credit (1)

  • ASIA 499W Senior Seminar in Asian Studies (1)

Courses for possible substitution when Asian content warrants, subject to approval by Asian Studies faculty

Requirements for the Asian Studies Minor (5 Credits)

Five credits are required for the Asian Studies minor. Credits to be earned abroad should be approved by the Asian Studies faculty before the foreign study program begins.

One credit from the following entry courses (1)

  • ASIA 201 Gateway to East Asian Studies (1)
  • HIST 118 (TH) East Asian Civilization Since 1800 (1)
  • REL 135 Religions of Asia (1)

Four courses from the following list, two of which must be 300 or 400 level courses (4)

  • ANTH 233 (US) Peoples & Cultures of Asia (1)
  • ARTH 113 (IT) Introduction to Chinese Art History (1)
  • ARTH 114 (IT) Introduction to Japanese Art History (1)
  • CHNSE 258 Gender and Mass Media in China (1)
  • HIST 233 (TH) Asian Empires on the Silk Road (1)
  • HIST 265 (TH) Late Imperial China (1)
  • HIST 282 (TH) China in Revolution, 1911-1949 (1)
  • HIST 381 (TH) History of Modern Japan (1)
  • HIST 383 Mao's China 1949-1979 (1)
  • HIST 445 Postwar Japan (1)
  • JAPN 201W Modern Japanese Society and Culture (1)
  • JAPN 240 Japanese Language and Culture (Intercultural Communications) (1)
  • JAPN 314W (IT; 4th Sem Lang Req) Japanese Literature in Translation (1)
  • JAPN 340 (IT; 4th Sem Lang Req) The Japanese Cinema (1)
  • POLI 374 Asia and the International System (1)
  • POLI 380 Asian Politics and Development
  • REL 135 Religions of Asia (1)
  • REL 233 (TH) Religions along the Silk Road (1)
  • REL 239 Introduction to Chinese Religions (1)
  • REL 262 Japanese Religions (1)
  • REL 348 Buddhism (1)
  • REL 354 Topics in Asian Religion (1)
  • REL 356 Taoism (1)

Note: Where scheduling difficulties resulting from participation in an overseas study program may arise, some course substitutions, including independent study courses, may be allowed, subject to faculty approval. For advising or information, contact one of the program faculty.