Course Offerings/Degree Requirements

A minor in Asian studies provides interdisciplinary instruction in the varieties of Asian languages and cultures. It enables students to consolidate various course offerings into a meaningful and cohesive program relevant to several major fields of specialization. (Combining a Japanese Studies major with an Asian Studies minor requires approval from both programs.)


Complete 15 credits in approved Asian studies courses:*

  • Department of Anthropology
    • ANTH F302--Siberia: Past, Present and Future--3 credits
  • Department of Foreign Languages
    • CHNS F101--Elementary Chinese I--5 credits
    • CHNS F102--Elementary Chinese II--5 credits
    • CHNS F201--Intermediate Chinese--4 credits
    • CHNS F202--Intermediate Chinese II--4 credits
    • JPN F101--Elementary Japanese I--5 credits
    • JPN F102--Elementary Japanese II--5 credits
    • JPN F201--Intermediate Japanese I--4 credits
    • JPN F202--Intermediate Japanese II--4 credits
  • Department of Geography
    • GEOG F311W--Geography of Asia--3 credits
  • Department of History
    • HIST F121--East Asian Civilization--3 credits
    • HIST F122--East Asian Civilization--3 credits
    • HIST F330--Modern China--3 credits
    • HIST F331--Modern Japan--3 credits
    • HIST F333--Foundations of Japanese History--3 credits
  • Department of Philosophy
    • PHIL F202--Introduction to Eastern Philosophy--3 credits
  • Department of Political Science
    • PS F203--Peace, War and Security--3 credits
    • PS F464W--East Asian Governments and Politics--3 credits

Minimum credits required--15 credits

* Courses must be distributed among at least three departments and include material on at least two Asian countries. Students are strongly encouraged to include a semester or more of Asian language.