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.
The following distribution is suggested:
- 3 credits in Asian humanities (ARH, ART, HIS, PHL)
- 3 credits in the social sciences of Asia (ECN, GST, PSC, SOC)
- 12 credits drawn from any combination of courses approved by the program
*Students may count no more than four courses per department toward the Asian Studies minor.
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. It is recommended that interested students declare the minor before the end of their sophomore year.
Students will be strongly encouraged, but not required, to study an Asian language (such as Chinese, Japanese, or Korean), credit for which may be transferred in from other institutions or schools of continuing education. The credits will be counted toward the minor, but only for a maximum of twelve (12) of eighteen total credits. Students may also count independent studies in Asian languages toward the minor.
Experience studying in Asia is vital to developing a deeper understanding of the region, and can serve as a vital chance for students to put their learning into practice. Consequently, students are strongly encouraged 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.