Jun 22, 2021
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.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to:
- Reason, analyze and engage in critical thinking. Students will make, systematically evaluate, and, if necessary, refute arguments and claims—both their own and those of others.
- Apply and integrate different strands of interdisciplinary learning and comprehend interconnections in the process of gaining knowledge and experience.
- Demonstrate beginning-level communication skills, including writing, speaking, and listening, in at least one Asian language.
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
- HI 111 - NCH History of Pre-Modern Asia
- HI 112 - NCH History of Modern Asia
- HI 226 - 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.