Asian Studies Minor
Learning Goals and Objectives
Goal 1: Students will achieve Intermediate Low Oral Proficiency in an Asian language (by ACTFL standards).
Learning Outcome 1.1: Students will be able to communicate effectively in an Asian language
Goal 2: Students will explore Asia's importance in the world through interdisciplinary investigation of the histories, political systems, economies, cultures, and societies of Asia.
Learning Outcome 2.1: Students will be able to apply a variety of tools, methods, and perspectives to investigate and interpret important aspects of the history, politics, geography, economics and culture of contemporary Asian societies.
Goal 3: Students will conduct research about Asia, evaluate data generated by multiple methodologies, and present their findings effectively.
Learning Outcome 3.1: Students will be able to produce cogent, well-organized, and thoroughly researched written and oral presentations on important aspects of East or South Asian language, history, politics, culture and society that display familiarity with the scholarly conventions of the respective disciplines.
Students completing the Minor in Asian Studies fulfill a six-course requirement. To ensure the interdisciplinary nature of the program, courses must be taken from at least three departments, and no more than three courses from any one department may count for credit toward the minor. Although language competency is not required for the minor, language study is encouraged.
List of Approved Courses
|ART 105||Arts of East Asia||3|
|CHN 101||Beginning Chinese I||4|
|or CHN 102||Beginning Chinese II|
|CHN 201||Intermediate Chinese I||3|
|or CHN 202||Intermediate Chinese II|
|CHN 301||Chinese Conv and Comp I||3|
|or CHN 302||Chinese Conv and Comp II|
|CHN 310||Selections in Chinese Lit||3|
|CHN 470||Selected Topics - Chinese||3|
|ECN 475||Asian Economies||3|
|ECN 477||Chinese Economics||3|
|JPN 101||Beginning Japanese I||4|
|or JPN 102||Beginning Japanese II|
|JPN 201||Intermediate Japanese I||3|
|or JPN 202||Intermediate Japanese II|
|JPN 301||Japanese Conversation||3|
|or JPN 302||Japanese Conversat & Compos II|
|JPN 310||Selections in Japanese Lit I||3|
|or JPN 311||Selections in Japanese Lit II|
|HIS 208||Historical Intro to Asian Civ||3|
|HIS 350||Exchng & Conq in Mod E. Asia||3|
|HIS 351||Gndr, Ideolgy & Rev in E. Asia||3|
|HIS 352||Late Imperial China||3|
|HIS 353||Modern China||3|
|HIS 354||Japan Since 1800||3|
|HIS 355||Clnlism & Ntnlism SE Asia||3|
|HIS 356||Modern South Asia||3|
|HIS 357||History of Islam in Asia||3|
|HIS 358||Contemporary China||3|
|HIS 359||India & Pak: Colony to Nation||3|
|HIS 476||Seminar in Asian History||3|
|HIS 478||Seminar in Global/Comp His||3|
|HIS 481||Directed Rdgs in European Hist||3|
|POL 332||Politics of Japan||3|
|POL 333||Asian Democ at the Crossroads||3|
|POL 350||Memory & Recon. in Global Soci||3|
|POL 364||Interntnl Relatns of East Asia||3|
|REL 241||Islam 1||3|
|REL 251||Religions of Ancient India||3|
|REL 351||Indian Buddhism||3|
|REL 352||East Asian Buddhism||3|
|REL 355||Superhumans in Chinese Relig||3|
|REL 356||Death & Afterlife Chinese Rel||3|
|REL 357||Food Practices & Chinese Relig||3|
|REL 370||Spec Topics in Relig Studies||3|
May be counted as auxiliary course. To receive Asian Studies credit, a student must petition the committee on Asian Studies, which may approve the course if a substantial part of the student’s work in the course emphasizes Asia.