The minor in Asian studies allows students to engage in interdisciplinary study of Asia, adding an important global focus to their primary studies. While the minor does not grant credit for foreign language, students are encouraged to study abroad, and are able to gain a strong foundation in knowledge of the Asian world through a vast array of fascinating coursework. The Asian studies academic advisor and faculty advisor strongly encourage thematic or regional concentration, and are available for help in customizing the minor.
Required Courses and Credit Hours
Students must take a minimum of 21 credit hours, 12 of which must be upper-division (usually four 3-credit courses). Up to, but no more than, 9 credit hours earned through study abroad can be counted toward the minor.
All coursework applied to the minor must be completed with a grade of C- or better; no pass/fail work may be applied. The grade point average for all minor degree coursework must be equal to 2.000 (C) or higher.
Students are allowed to apply no more than 9 credit hours, including 6 upper-division credit hours, of transfer work toward a minor.
|ASIA 2000||Gateway to Modern Asia: Exploring Regional Connections||3|
|Traditional Asian Civilizations: Two courses from two different civilizations (see link below).||6|
|Modern Asian Civilizations: One upper-division course (see link below).||3|
|The remaining credits are fulfilled through a variety of available upper-division electives (see link below)||9|
|Total Credit Hours||21|
Traditional Asian Civilizations
Students take two of the following introductory courses, choosing one from each of two different civilizations (East Asia, South Asia, West Asia); 6 credit hours minimum, lower division. See the requirements on the Asian Studies - Bachelor of Arts (BA) page and scroll down to the Traditional Asian Civilizations courses.
Modern Asian Civilizations
Students take one course; 3 credit hours. This course must be upper-division since the minor as a whole requires 12 upper-division credits. See the requirements on the Asian Studies - Bachelor of Arts (BA) page and scroll down to the Modern Asian Civilizations courses.
Students take at least 3 courses (9 credits, upper division). Upper-division credits are required for the electives, since the minor as a whole requires 12 upper-division credits. See the requirements on the Asian Studies - Bachelor of Arts (BA) page and scroll down to the Electives courses for possible choices.
After meeting the Modern Asian Civilizations requirement, additional upper-division courses from that category may also be be taken as electives. ASIA 4830 can also be taken as an elective.