Asian Studies Minor
Students may elect a minor in Asian Studies in conjunction with any major. Students who plan to elect an Asian Studies Minor must meet with the Asian Studies Director to construct an initial plan of study.
The minor consists of six courses according to the following requirements:
- One introductory survey of Asia ( ANTH 170 Contemporary Asia; PHIL 255 Asian Philosophy; RELS 106 Buddhism; RELS 120 Comparative Religions/World View; or a course approved by the Director).
- In addition to the introductory course, students must choose five electives on Asia. In order to fulfill our mission of encouraging an interdisciplinary approach to Asia, a maximum of two courses in any one discipline (i.e., history, anthropology, philosophy, economics, political science, theatre, music, language, linguistics, literature, religious studies, sociology) can be applied toward the minor.
We strongly encourage students pursuing the minor in Asian Studies to elect at least one course in each of two sub-regions of Asia:
- South and Southeast Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan, Vietnam, Indonesia) and
- East Asia (China, Japan, Korea).
Two courses taken in a College approved Study Abroad Program may count toward the minor. Students should consult with the Asian Studies Director to make sure that courses taken abroad fulfill the proper requirements.