Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary minor that explores the complex interaction between artistic, cultural political, social, literary and religious spheres of life in Asia. Emphasis is placed not only on the diversity and achievements of Asian civilizations, but also on the ways an understanding of Asia may shed new light on western cultural traditions. Asian Studies encompasses the geographical areas of East Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia and includes courses that address the Asian American experience. Asian Studies minor courses are based primarily in the humanities and social sciences; classes other than language courses are taught in English. The minor is open to all students.
Students selecting an Asian Studies minor are required to complete 6 to 8 courses (18 to 24 credits) in two or more disciplines; 6 credits must be at the 3000 level or above. Students are encouraged, but not required, to take an Asian language as part of the minor.
Course Listing for Asian Studies
For more information contact George Chigas, program coordinator.