East Asian Studies, Minor

East Asian studies minors can choose from either a nonlanguage or a language track. For the nonlanguage track, minors focus on gaining a broad interdisciplinary understanding of Asian societies, economies, politics, and cultures. The core course, East Asian studies, provides students with an understanding of the interlinkages in the historical, social, and political development of China, Korea, and Japan. Students can then choose from elective courses that represent a spectrum of disciplinary knowledge of Asian societies. For the language track, students are required to achieve at least first-year proficiency in an Asian language and also take East Asian studies and two elective courses of their choosing.   

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.

Complete either the nonlanguage track or the language track.

Nonlanguage Track

Core Course
ASNS 1150East Asian Studies4
Elective Courses
Complete four of the following. They may include up to two courses taken as part of an approved study-abroad program:16
Asian-American Literature
The Asian-American Experience
History of Vietnam Wars
Modern Chinese History and Culture
Japanese Literature and Culture
Law, Justice, and Society in Modern China
Modern Japan
Elementary Chinese 1
Elementary Chinese 2
Intermediate Chinese 1
Intermediate Chinese Immersion 1
Modern Chinese History and Culture
Elementary Japanese 1
Elementary Japanese 2
Intermediate Japanese 1
Introduction to Japanese Pop Culture
Japanese Film
Image and Icon in South Asia
Jainism
Hinduism, Buddhism, and Beyond: Eastern Religions
Indian Religions
Chinese Buddhism
Japanese Buddhism
Religion and Culture in Indian Cinema
Asian Religions in the United States
Religion and Politics in South Asia

Language Track

Core Course
ASNS 1150East Asian Studies4
Required Courses
Complete the following two courses in either Chinese or Japanese:8
Chinese
Elementary Chinese 1
and Elementary Chinese 2
Japanese
Elementary Japanese 1
and Elementary Japanese 2
Elective Courses
Complete two of the following. They may include up to two courses taken as part of an approved study-abroad program:8
The Asian-American Experience
Asian-American Literature
History of Vietnam Wars
Japanese Literature and Culture
Law, Justice, and Society in Modern China
Modern Japan
Modern Chinese History and Culture
Intermediate Chinese 1
Intermediate Chinese Immersion 1
Introduction to Japanese Pop Culture
Japanese Film
Intermediate Japanese 1
Image and Icon in South Asia
Jainism
Hinduism, Buddhism, and Beyond: Eastern Religions
Indian Religions
Chinese Buddhism
Japanese Buddhism
Religion and Culture in Indian Cinema
Asian Religions in the United States
Religion and Politics in South Asia

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor