Minor in Asian Studies

Program Contact: Nita Prasad  203-582-3729

This interdisciplinary minor provides a window into the fascinating history and the cultural dynamics of countries in East and Southeast Asia. Students learn about the artistic, literary and intellectual contributions of the peoples of Asia, as well as political structures and religious belief systems. Coursework also tracks the cultural exchanges between Asia and the West and their influence on the current political and economic world stage.

The Asian Studies minor provides a deeper understanding and appreciation of modern Asian cultures and provides the perfect supplement for personal or academic interests in the region. Foreign language courses, offered in both Chinese and Japanese, are especially useful for cultural immersion while studying abroad, volunteering or pursuing job opportunities in careers such as teaching, business relations and humanitarian work.

To complete the minor in Asian Studies, students are required to take six courses (18 credits).

Asian Studies Minor Curriculum

To complete the minor in Asian Studies, students are required to take six courses (18 credits).

Language
Select 6 credits of the following:6
Elementary Japanese I
and Elementary Japanese II
Elementary Chinese I
and Elementary Chinese II
History
Select 6 credits of the following:6
Twentieth-Century World History
Blood and Revolution in China/ Asian Studies
Japan's Modern Empire/Asian Studies
Monks, Kings and Rebels: Mainland Southeast Asia
Pirates and Matriarchs: Island Southeast Asia
Special Topics III: World History
Vietnam (COM 305)
History of India
Colonizing the Body
Open Electives
Select 6 credits of the following:6
Intermediate Chinese I
Chinese Culture and Civilization
Introduction to Japanese Culture
Topics in Comparative Government
Total Credits18