A number of 100-level and
200-level courses across the curriculum serve as excellent gateways to the
interdisciplinary study of Asia. First-year students are encouraged to take any
100- or 200-level course in the minor whose topic interests them. Starting
their sophomore year, students are welcome to take any 100-, 200-, or 300-level
courses, keeping in mind the distribution requirements of the minor.
Students considering pursuing the
minor are strongly encouraged to consult with the Interdisciplinary Minors Program
chair or Asian Studies Faculty Representative to ensure proper course
sequencing and distribution. Any students interested in Asia, even if they do
not intend to pursue the minor, are encouraged to meet with the program chair
or Asian Studies faculty to learn more about the program as well as
extra-curricular activities related to Asian studies.
Students interested in the
language concentration, or who might wish to develop an Asia-focused
interdisciplinary major, are encouraged to take the elementary Chinese language
sequence (CHIN 110 and 120) or, for those with background, follow the language
placement procedures for Chinese outlined by the Foreign Language department.
Those with a special interest in studying a less commonly taught language or a
particular region of Asia in depth are encouraged to contact affiliated faculty
members or the Interdisciplinary Minors Program chair.
is sometimes possible for highly motivated first-year students to participate
in upper-level seminars; such students should consult with individual
instructors prior to registration.