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2022-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Asian and Asian American Studies

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Eighteen (18) credit hours (six courses, of which at least one must be at the 300 or 400 level) are required for the Asian and Asian American Studies minor.

The following distribution is suggested:

  • 3 credits in Asian and Asian American humanities (ARH, ART, ENG, 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 and Asian American Studies minor.

Because Asian and Asian American Studies is 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 are strongly encouraged, but not required, to study an Asian language (such as Chinese, Japanese, or Korean), credit for which may be transferred from other institutions. A maximum of twelve (12) transfer credits in Asian languages may be counted toward the minor. Students may also count independent studies in Asian languages toward the minor.

Experience studying in Asia is invaluable for developing a deeper understanding of the region, as it allows students to put their learning into practice. Consequently, students are strongly encouraged to consider pursuing an Asia-related study abroad program.

The director of the Asian and Asian American Studies Program will be responsible for verifying student compliance with the requirements of the minor.

Approved Courses

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