Minor in Asian Studies

Language Concentration

Six (6) courses as follows:

2 courses in an Asian language:

  • CHIN 110 Beginning Chinese I
  • CHIN 120 Beginning Chinese II
  • CHIN 210 Intermediate Chinese I
  • CHIN 220 Intermediate Chinese II
  • CHIN 300 Advanced Chineseor
  • the equivalent of two semesters of Asian language study approved by the program chair

2 courses in the humanities:

  • ASIA 320 Indian Culture Through Fiction
  • CHIN 351 Survey of Chinese Literature, Part I (to 1911)
  • CHIN 352 Survey of Chinese Literature, Part II (1911-present)
  • CHIN 395 Topics in Chinese Literature
  • ENGL 397 Vietnam in the Literary Imagination
  • PHIL 250 Philosophies of India
  • PHIL 260 Philosophies of China and Japan
  • RELI 111 Asian Religions: An Introduction
  • RELI 222 Chinese Religions
  • RELI 223 An Introduction to Hinduism
  • RELI 225 An Introduction to Buddhism
  • RELI 238 Tibetan Buddhism
  • RELI 280 Issues in Religious Studies*
  • RELI 334 Buddhist Saints
  • RELI 337 Contemporary Buddhist Thought
  • RELI 410 Topics in Asian Religion

2 courses in the social sciences:

  • ANTH 490 Special Topics*
  • ASIA 100 Survey of Asian Cultures and Ethnicities
  • ASIA 300 Asian Medical Traditions
  • HIST 160 East Asia to 1600
  • HIST 244 Modern China
  • HIST 246 Modern Japan
  • HIST 285 20th Century East Asian-American Relations
  • HIST 292 The Two Koreas
  • HIST 293 Korea: The Forgotten War
  • HIST 291 Japan’s Pacific War, 1931-1945
  • HIST 306 Crime and Punishment in East Asia
  • HIST 307 Gender and Society in East Asia
  • HIST 360 Vietnam and the 60s
  • POLI 440 Advanced Topics in Comparative Politics and International Relations*

*Must be approved by the Asian Studies program chair.

2 courses must be taken at the 300-level or above.


Non-language Concentration 

6 courses as follows:

  • 3 courses in the humanities listed in the language concentration
  • 3 courses in the social sciences listed in the language concentration
  • 3 courses must be taken at the 300-level or above.

In both concentrations, religious studies majors and history majors may double-count only one course from their major toward the Asian Studies minor.

In both concentrations, students pursuing additional coursework while studying abroad or at other institutions, if applicable and approved by the program chair, may substitute up to 2 non-language courses to fulfill requirements.