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Asian Studies Minors

The Asian Studies Program offers two types of minors: an “Asian Studies” minor and the “Language and Culture” minors:

Minor in  Asian  Studies

The minor in the Asian Studies Program provides a broad knowledge of the languages, literatures, politics, histories, film and media, arts, and religions of China and Japan. Students cannot combine the Asian Studies minor with other minors within the Asian Studies Program. 

 For the minor in Asian Studies, students must complete at least 17 credit hours from the Asian Studies Course List (see below), according to these rules:

1. At least 5 credit hours in an Asian Languages taught in the Asian Studies program at the 2201 (Intermediate I) level or above
2. At least 6 credit hours of History Survey Courses
3. At least 3 credit hours of Humanities Courses
4. At least 3 credit hours of Social Sciences Courses 
5. Up to 5 credit hours of any Asian language courses taught in the Asian Studies program may be applied to the total 18 credit hours 

Minor  in  Chinese  Language  and  Culture

The minor in Chinese Language and Culture is anchored by a firm foundation in language study that is complemented by electives in art, history, literature, film and media, politics, and religion. Students cannot combine the Chinese Language and Culture minor with other minors within the Asian Studies Program.

For the minor in Chinese Language and Culture, students must complete at least 18 total credit hours from the Asian Studies Course List (see below), according to these rules: 

1. At least 3 credit hours in Chinese language at the 3301 (Advanced I) level or above
2. At least 15 credit hours of courses from China Concentration
3. Up to 13 credit hours of Chinese language courses may be applied to the total 18 credit hours

Minor  in  Japanese  Language  and  Culture

The minor in Japanese language and culture is anchored by a firm foundation in language study that is complemented by electives in art, history, literature, film and media, politics, and religion. Students cannot combine the Japanese Language and Culture minor with other minors within the Asian Studies Program.

For the minor in Japanese Language and Culture, students must complete at least 18 total credit hours from the Asian Studies Course List (see below), according to these rules:

1. At least 3 credit hours in Japanese language at the 3301 (Advanced I) level or above
2. At least 15 credit hours of courses from Japan Concentration
3. Up to 13 credit hours of Japanese language courses may be applied to the total 18 credit hours

NOTE: The Asian Studies Program anticipates adding a Minor in South Asian Language and Culture 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

  1. Undergraduate Major/Minor Declaration/Change From

    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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