Asian Studies Minor Requirements
MINOR IN ASIAN STUDIES
The Asian Studies minor consists of the following requirements: A minimum of eighteen hours to be chosen from at least three of the Departments of Modern Languages, History, Fine Arts, Government and Foreign Affairs, and Religion. The most typical configuration is six hours of language and twelve hours selected from at least two other disciplines, but it is also possible to do eighteen hours of coursework selected from at least three different disciplines, with a restriction of nine hours maximum in a single discipline counting towards the minor. Students electing to pursue this minor develop their course of study in consultation with their major advisor and the Asian Studies advisor, Professor Eric Dinmore.
One course is to be a three hour 495 independent study taken in one of the above disciplines. This course serves as a "capstone" experience and its product is a twenty page research paper or its equivalent. The capstone paper is evaluated by the director of the independent study and the Asian Studies advisor.
An immersion experience, approved by the Asian Studies advisor, in language study and/or cultural study is strongly recommended.
Current courses that count towards the Asian Studies minor:
Chinese 101-102: Introduction to Chinese (currently listed under Chinese 185)
Chinese 201-202: Intermediate Chinese (currently listed under Chinese 285)
Fine Arts 210: Asian Theatre
GVFA 225: Government and Politics of the Middle East
GVFA 226: Government and Politics of Asia
History 205-206: East Asia
History 207-208: Middle East Survey
History 325: East Asia in the Age of Imperialism
History 326: East Asia in Revolution
Religion 103: Introduction to World Religions
Religion 202: Religions of South Asia
Religion 203: Religions of East Asia
Religion 204: Islam
Religion 405: Seminar in World Religions
Courses not on this list may count towards the minor, subject to the approval of the Asian Studies advisor.
Core curriculum courses may be used to satisfy the requirements for this minor.