The interdisciplinary Asian Studies minor introduces students to history, forms of governance and commerce, genres of art, languages, and ways of talking about human life and divine agency that are part of the cultures and the peoples of Asia.  Asia is home to nearly 40% of the world's population, some of the fastest growing economies, and the ancestry of friends, neighbors, and colleagues. An understanding of Asia is critical for success in today's global society.

Asian Studies Minor requirements include:

  1. Formal registration with the director of the interdisciplinary minor ordinarily no later than the first semester of the third year of studies.
  2. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in courses applied to the minor. 
  3. Successful completion of five courses with Asian studies content, with no more than two courses taken in the same department. Courses taken to fulfill interdisciplinary minor requirements must be approved by the director of the program. 

    Possible Courses:

    • CN 200 - Chinese III
    • CN 300 - Advanced Chinese Conversation and Composition
    • CN 301 - Special Topics in Chinese
    • EN 153 - World of Poetry
    • Asian American Poetry
    • EN 255 - Introduction to Postcolonial Literature
    • EN 373 - Special Topics in Literary Genres
    • FAH 262 - Contemporary Film - 1945 to the Present
    • HI 105 - World History, 1500-present
    • HI 175 - Asian Civilization
    • HI 378 - Modern China: 1600-Present
    • HI 379 - Modern Japan: 1600-Present
    • HI 385 - Vietnam War
    • PH 346 - Confucian Thinkers
    • PH 452 Philosophy Seminar: Indian Philosophy
    • TH 286 - Chinese Religion and Christianity
    • TH 304 - Religions of Asia