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Asian Studies Minors

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

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

1. At least 5 credit hours in an Asian language taught in the Asian Studies Department 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. No more than 5 credit hours of any Asian language courses taught in the Asian Studies Department may be applied to the total 17 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 Department.

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

1. At least 3 credit hours in Chinese language at the 3301 (Advanced I) level or above
2. No more than 13 credit hours of Chinese language (CHIN) 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 Department.

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

1. At least 3 credit hours in Japanese language at the 3301 (Advanced I) level or above
2. No more then 13 credit hours of Japanese language (JAPN) courses may be applied to the total 18 credit hours

Minor in Korean Language and Culture

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

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

1. At least 3 credit hours in Korean language at the 3301 (Advanced I) level or above
2. No more than 13 credit hours of Korean language (KOR) courses may be applied to the total 18 credit hours

Minor in South Asian Language and Culture

The minor in South Asian 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 South Asian Language and Culture minor with other minors within the Asian Studies Department.

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

1. At least 3 credit hours in a South Asian language (Hindi-Urdu or Sanskrit) at the 3301 (Advanced I) level or above
2. No more than 13 credit hours of South Asian language (HNUR or SNSK) courses may be applied to the total 18 credit hours