Asian Studies Minor
The minor in Asian Studies consists of six courses. The requirements are:
- One introductory course, typically HS 005 Asia in the World I (fall), HS 006 Asia in the World II (spring), SL 264 Wisdom and Philosophy of the Far East or SL 220 Far Eastern Literary Masterpieces (fall, in alternating years);
- Two courses in an Asian language beyond the elementary level;
- Three remaining electives, which must be approved by the Program Director.
Students are free to take any combination of courses to satisfy the requirements for the minor. It is highly recommended, however, to select courses to form a coherent theme. To register for the minor, as well as develop an individualized program of study, email the program director, Professor Sing-Chen Lydia Chiang.
- History: China; Japan; Comparative Asian
- Asian Religions
- Chinese Language and Culture
Note: The more language-intensive Chinese minor is administered separately through the Slavic and Eastern Languages Department. For more information on the Chinese minor, please email Professor Sing-Chen Lydia Chiang.
- Japanese Language and Culture
- East Asia with Attention to Korea
- Asian Cultures and their Diasporas
- Politics: Contemporary China, Contemporary Japan, Asian regional
Students interested in the minor are encouraged to apply in their sophomore year. This allows students to attend special events to which students in the minor are invited, to appropriately plan their courses of study, and to take full advantage of study abroad opportunities in Asia.