Asian Studies Minor

For a 15-credit minor in Asian Studies, students complete the following:

AN 0310Asian Studies Seminar 1, 23
CI 0253China and the West: Stories of Encounter (or one crosslisted course in English, Philosophy, Religious Studies, or Visual and Performing Arts)3
Select three courses from the Asian Studies Elective list 33
Total Credits9

Normally taken during the junior or senior year.


AN 0301 Independent Study may be substituted if the seminar is not offered or if program faculty approve a student proposal for independent study in lieu of the seminar. A designated 100-300 level course from a rotation of the course offerings also fulfills the requirement.


Language courses may count for all three only if they are in the same language.

Study Abroad in Asia is not required for this minor, but is strongly recommended. Some courses taken abroad may be counted toward the minor with the Asian Studies Director's approval.

Asian Studies Electives

CO 0241Communication and Culture: East and West3
EC 0120Environmental Economics3
EC 0230Comparative Economic Systems3
EC 0235Economic Development of Third World Nations3
EN 0118/CI 0250Modern China through Fiction and Film3
EN 0119/CI 0252The City and Modern China3
HI 0265History of the Indian Subcontinent: Colonialism, Nationalism, and Democracy, c.1857-Today3
HI 0279China from the Classical Time to the 1800s3
HI 0285Modern China: 1800 to Present3
HI 0286The Rise of Modern Japan: 1800 to Present3
HI 0366Gender, Culture, and Representation: Women in China and Japan, 1600 to Present3
HI 0367East Asia in 20th-Century American Wars3
Modern Languages and Literatures
CI 0110Elementary Chinese I3
CI 0111Elementary Chinese II3
CI 0210Intermediate Chinese I3
CI 0211Intermediate Chinese II3
CI 0220Advanced Chinese3
CI 0251New Chinese Cinema3
CI 0253China and the West: Stories of Encounter3
JA 0110Elementary Japanese I3
JA 0111Elementary Japanese II3
JA 0210Intermediate Japanese I3
JA 0211Intermediate Japanese II3
PH 0240Introduction to Asian Philosophies3
PH 0241Confucianism3
PH 0242Philosophical Daoism and Zen Buddhism3
PO 0145East Asian Politics3
Religious Studies
RS 0101BExploring Religion: Asian Religions3
RS 0280Hinduism3
RS 0285Buddhism3
RS 0289Tantrism3
RS 0388Buddhist Spirituality3
Visual and Performing Arts
AH 0014Art of Asia3
AH 0102Art of East Asia3
TA 0122Asian Theatre3