May 24, 2018
An Asian Studies minor offers students an opportunity for cohesive study of Asia. The interdisciplinary program allows students to advance their study of Asian history, culture, language, and society and can serve as preparation for a variety of careers and graduate school options.
For further information, contact the Asian Studies Minor Advisor, Dr. David Kenley, Department of History.
The requirements for an Asian Studies minor are:
Asian language courses:
- Two semesters (8 credits) of one Asian language (currently Chinese, Japanese. or Sanskrit). See Course Descriptions .
Four electives (16 credits) in two different disciplines from the following:
- BA 280 - Doing Business in China
- BA 281 - Exploring China - History, Culture, and Business
- CHN 133 - NCH Introduction to Chinese Culture and Society
- HI 111 - NCH History of Pre-Modern Asia
- HI 112 - NCH History of Modern Asia
- HI 224 - History of Modern China
- HI 225 - History of Modern Japan
- HI 318 - Greater China
- HI 490 - Independent Research in History
- JA 240 - NCH History of Japanese Art and Aesthetics (ART 240)
- JA 245 - NCH From Anime to Zen: Japanese Society, Business, and Culture
- JA 250 - Discovering Contemporary Japan: A Three-Week Cultural Immersion Experience
- JA 496 - Japanese Senior Research Project I and
- JA 497 - Japanese Senior Research Project II
- REL 290 - NCH Dharma Traditions: Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, and Sikh
- REL 391 - Modern Hinduism
- REL 392 - Religion in China and Japan
- REL 393 - Indian Philosophy
- REL 490 - Senior Seminar in Religious Studies I
- Up to two semesters of a second Asian language (see Course Descriptions )
- Up to eight credit hours from appropriate courses taken as part of a study-abroad program in an Asian country including, but not limited to, the Dalian Institute of Foreign Languages in China, Nihon University, KCP International, and Musashi University in Tokyo, and Kansai Gaidai University (Osaka) in Japan.