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Asian Studies Major

The major in Asian Studies requires a minimum of 36 credit hours of course work and is designed to ensure that graduates have both depth and breadth in their understanding of Asia. 

For the major in Asian Studies, students must formally declare an area of concentration at the time the major is declared (China or Japan) and complete at least 36 credit hours from the Asian Studies Course List , according to these rules:

1. At least 3 credit hours in an Asian language taught in the Asian Studies Program at the 3301 (Advanced I) level or above. Asian Languages not offered by the Asian Studies Program require the approval of the Asian Studies Program Director or the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

2. At least 9 non-language credit hours of courses in area of concentration.

3. At least 6 non-language credit hours of courses eligible for Asian Perspectives.

4. Up to 18 credit hours of courses in any Asian language offered by the Asian Studies Program may be applied to the total 36 credit hours.

Advanced Placement credits in language do not count toward credit hours required for the major or minors, but can figure into the assessment of initial placement within a language track. 

NOTE: The Asian Studies Program anticipates adding a Concentration in South Asia from fall 2017.

 

 

Effective Fall 2015, Vanderbilt University has introduced a new course catalog numbering scheme. For assistance with the translation between old (3-digit) and new (4-digit) numbers, please consult the Course Renumbering Lookup Tool.


Downloads

Undergraduate Major/Minor Declaration/Change Form

Contract for Registration in Independent Study

Honors Program in Asian Studies

Asian Studies Major Checklist - Chinese Language Emphasis

Asian Studies Major Checklist - Japanese Language Emphasis

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