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Asian Studies Minor

The minor in Asian Studies requires a minimum of 19 hours of course work and provides a broad knowledge of the languages and literature, politics, history, arts, and religions of China and Japan. Chinese 201-202 and Japanese 201-202 do not count toward the minor.

Students electing two or more minors in Asian Studies must present at least 15 credit hours in each minor not being counted toward any other minor or major.

1. Required Courses(6 hours):
History 105 or 106 or 107
History 108 or 109

2. Elective Courses (at least 13 hours):
Students must fulfill the remaining hours with courses from the following list, selecting at least one from each of A, B, and C:

GROUP A: Asian Studies 150, 240; 289a-289b (Independent Study, as appropriate); History 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 116, 202, 205, 206, 212a; Political Science 216.

GROUP B: Asian Studies 115F, 200W, 211, 212, 250W, 251, 289a-289b (Independent Study as appropriate); English 277, 277 W; History 203; 288d, History of Art 120, 122, 125, 246, 247, 248, 251, 252, 253; Religious Studies 130, 135, 136, 244, 247.

GROUP C: Chinese 211 (5 hours), 212 (5 hours), 231 (1 hour) 241, 242; Japanese 211 (5 hours), 212 (5 hours), 241, 242, 251, 252; 289a-289b (Independent Study, as appropriate).

Other East Asia-related courses not listed here—such as those in study abroad programs, First-Year Writing Seminars and Independent Studies—may be applied toward the minor upon approval by the Director of the Asian Studies Program.

To Declare a Minor : fill out the "Declaration of Minor" form (link on right) and have it signed by your minor adviser (usually the Asian Studies Program director).

If you are declaring a single minor, fill out two forms, have your minor adviser sign both, file one with the department and the other with the Arts and Science Registrar’s Office, 311 Kirkland Hall.

If you are declaring a double minor, fill out three forms, have both minor advisers sign all three, file one with each department and the third with the Arts and Science Registrar’s Office.