2013-2014 Catalog


Asian Studies Minor

Degree Requirements

A minor in Asian Studies requires a minimum of five (5) course credits, as follows:

Required Core Courses

AST 122/HIS 122History of China (HIS)

1 Course Credit

or

AST 123/HIS 123History of Japan (HIS)

1 Course Credit

AST 132/REL 132Religions of China (REL)

1 Course Credit

or

AST 135Religions of Japan (REL)

1 Course Credit

or

AST 260/REL 260Buddhism (REL)

1 Course Credit

Required Distribution Courses

Any three (3) of the following course credits, at least two (2) of which must be outside of the student’s major discipline:

AST 101/JPN 101Intro to Japanese I (JPN)

1 Course Credit

AST 102/JPN 102Intro to Japanese II (JPN)

1 Course Credit

AST 103/JPN 103Intro to Japanese III (JPN)

1 Course Credit

AST 104/JPN 104Intro to Japanese IV (JPN)

1 Course Credit

AST 122/HIS 122History of China (HIS)

1 Course Credit

AST 123/HIS 123History of Japan (HIS)

1 Course Credit

AST 132/REL 132Religions of China (REL)

1 Course Credit

AST 135Religions of Japan (REL)

1 Course Credit

AST 204Yoga

AST 205/PED 205Tai Chi (PED)

1/4 Course Credit

AST 206Introduction to Asian Cinema

AST 220Topics in Indian Art H (ARH)

1 Course Credit

AST 229/HIS 229Modern Imperialism (HIS)

1 Course Credit

AST 260/REL 260Buddhism (REL)

1 Course Credit

AST 308/REL 308Themes in Asian Tradition(REL)

1 Course Credit

AST 322/HIS 322Sem in Chinese History (HIS)

1 Course Credit

AST 323/HIS 323Sem in Japanese History (HIS)

1 Course Credit

CHI 101Intro to Chinese I

1 Course Credit

CHI 102Intro to Chinese II

1 Course Credit

CHI 103Intermediate Chinese III

1 Course Credit

CHI 104Intermediate Chinese IV

1 Course Credit

As well as the following when offered with Asian content

CFS 366/WGS 366Cross-Cultrl Persp-Fam (WGS)

1 Course Credit

ECO 341Economic Dev:Theory & Appl

1 Course Credit

PED 248World Dance

1 Course Credit

PSC 250International Relations

1 Course Credit

At least two terms of language are strongly recommended.

With the approval of the Asian Studies Program Coordinator, other courses (including transfer and education abroad, etc.) may be used to meet these requirements.

NOTE: If AST 122/HIS 122 or HIS 123 or AST 132/REL 132 or REL 135 are taken as Core Courses, they cannot also count as Distribution Courses.

Considerations for the Minor— Students pursuing an Asian Studies minor will meet regularly with the Asian Studies Program Coordinator, but maintain their current major Academic Advisor(s).