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Asian Studies (Minor)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Fall 2008 - Summer 2009 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Minor in Asian Studies

Minor: AST

Unit: College of Arts and Sciences (AS)

Asian Studies


Asian Studies 310 3
Electives in Humanities (excluding Asian languages) 6

    Art History 290, 331, 337, 339, 531
    Chinese Studies: any course
    Humanities 307, 341, 342, 343, 345/WGST 345, 369
    Modern Languages 270
    Philosophy 315
    Theatre Arts 567

Electives in Social Sciences 
    Geography 316, 590
    History 390, 396, 398, 399, 561, 591, 592
    Political Science 345, 362, 365, 366, 367, 437
Electives in Language 
(Any course in Chinese or Japanese language)   
Minimum Total 18



1. Many departments offer topics courses that may have an Asian focus, including Art History 342/542; Humanities 511, 512; Modern Languages 313;    Women's and Gender Studies 591.  Such courses may apply to the minor in Asian Studies with the permission of the program director, who will determine which requirements such courses meet.

2. No more than 12 hours approved for the minor in Chinese Studies may also apply to the minor in Asian Studies.

3. Students are encouraged to participate in a study abroad program in Asia.  Such a program will substitute for an elective in an area approved by the program director.  Credit hours applied to the minor will be determined by the program director.

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