Eighteen (18) credit hours (six courses, of which at least one must be at the 300 or 400 level) are required for the Asian studies minor. No more than 12 credits from any one department.
1 course (3 credits) in Asian humanities
1 course (3 credits) in Asian social sciences
4 courses (12 credits) approved for the Asian studies minor, or designated as such by program advisor.
Because Asian studies tends to be interdisciplinary by nature, courses in the program are listed separately under departments. Course offerings can be expanded through the use of special topics within relevant departments, at the discretion of the instructor.
Participants will be encouraged, but not required, to study basic Chinese, Japanese, or Arabic, credit for which may be transferred in from other institutions or schools of continuing education. The credits will be counted toward the minor. Students are also strongly encouraged-but by no means required-to consider pursuing an Asia-related study abroad program.
The advisor of the Asian Studies Program will be responsible for verifying student compliance with the requirements of the minor.
* These courses may be designated as satisfying minor requirements if (A) they spend significant class time (50% or more) on Asia-related topics and (B) if students do a major project or paper on an Asia-related topic (if applicable).