The Asian Studies program offers an interdisciplinary minor that exposes students to the arts, culture, history and literature of Asian countries and is designed to serve a twenty-first century constituency shaped by the experience of globalization. The program mainly includes countries from the regions of South Asia, South East Asia and Asia Minor, including Japan. Students learn to appreciate the issues that dominate this increasingly important but little understood region, and gain awareness about the complexity and diversity of Asian societies and cultures. The Minor is based on courses offered through the departments of History, Political Science, Economics, Humanities and English. The program requires a total of 18 credits and culminates a capstone course in the form of a directed study.
Requirements for the Minor in Asian Studies
The minor in Asian Studies requires a minimum of 18 semester hours, including the following:
Choose one from the following courses with a “world designation”: