Asian Studies Program at Vanderbilt
The Asian Studies Program is Vanderbilt's home for inquiry into Asian languages and literatures. We are also Vanderbilt's center of interdisciplinary research on the cultures of Asia, with program faculty in Chinese religion and Southeast Asian literature; and affiliated faculty in the departments of History, History of Art, Political Science, Religious Studies, and Sociology. Our faculty's research and teaching areas include East/Central Asia (China, Japan, Korea, and Tibet), South Asia (including India, Bangladesh, and Nepal) and Southeast Asia (particularly Vietnam).
Our students range from those with heritage interest in Asian languages and history to those completely new to Asian Studies. We offer a major and minor in Asian Studies and minors in Chinese Language and Culture and Japanese Language and Culture.
Our course offerings are often used to fulfill the International (INT), Humanities and Creative Arts (HCA), or Perspectives (P) requirements in AXLE. Our language courses may also be used to fulfill the College of Arts and Science language requirement. A complete list of Asian Studies approved courses can be found here.
Seventh Annual Tennessee Area Japanese Speech Contest:Our Japanese language students did a fantastic job at the Speech contest held at MTSU on April 5, 2014. Out of 40 participants from 10 colleges and universities they took home the following prizes:
Ammar Kalil received 1st place in level 2 (Intermediate) Video Christina Prihoda received 3rd place in Level 1 (Beginning) Video
ASIAN STUDIES PROGRAM APPROVED COURSES- FALL 2014
ASIAN STUDIES (ASIA) 213W Media Monsters in Japan 294A Special Topics: Chinese Medical History – NEW COURSE CHINESE (CHIN) 201 Elementary Chinese
211 Intermediate Chinese
225 Chinese for Heritage Learners
241 Advanced Chinese
253 Classical Literature and Philosophy
255 Business Chinese
HISTORY (HIST) 105 East Asia Since 1800 108 Premodern Japan
211B Religion and Politics in South Asia 288D Images of India HISTORY OF ART (HART) 120 Arts of East Asia 245W Art of Buddhist Relic and Reliquary MEDICINE, HEALTH, & SOCIETY (MHS) 231 Chinese Society and Medicine JAPANESE (JAPN) 200B Basic Japanese
201 Elementary Japanese
211 Intermediate Japanese
241 Advanced Japanese
POLITICAL SCIENCE (PSCI) 216 The Chinese Political System RELIGIOUS STUDIES (RLST) 113 Introduction to Islam 135 Religions in China
244 Buddhist Traditions
247 Daoist Tradition
264 Foundations of Hindu Traditions 269 Sacred Space in the Tibetan World 274 Japanese Mythology - NEW COURSE