Minor in Asian Studies

Program Contact: Nita Prasad  203-582-3729

This interdisciplinary minor provides you with a window into the fascinating history and the cultural dynamics of countries in East and Southeast Asia. You’ll learn about the artistic, literary and intellectual contributions of the peoples of Asia, as well as political structures and religious belief systems. Course work 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 deepens your understanding and appreciation of modern Asian cultures and provides the perfect supplement for your 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
History of Modern China/Asian Studies
History of Modern Japan/Asian Studies
History of Southeast Asia 1
History of Southeast Asia 2
Vietnam (COM 305)
History of India
Open Electives
Select 6 credits of the following:6
Anthropology of Health and Medicine
Intermediate Chinese I
Intermediate Chinese II
Topics in Comparative Government
Total Credits18