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Asian Studies Courses

Explore Asia through our courses. We also encourage you to take courses in Chinese or Japanese in order to increase your understanding of the region. 

This minor requires a minimum of 18 credit hours from the courses listed below or other related courses that are pre-approved by the director of the program. It must include courses from at least 3 groups listed below. Of the 18 hours, at least 12 must be 300-level or above. One 3-credit hour 200-level course in Chinese or Japanese can be counted towards the minor.

Group I (History)

  • HIST 105 - Introduction to East Asian Civilization (offered Fall 2017)
  • HIST 357 - Japan to 1800: Aristocrats and Warriors
  • HIST 358 - Japan since 1800

 

Group II (Political Science) 

  • POLI 103 - Controversies in the Politics of Global Regions - Asia
  • POLI 444 - International Relations in Japan
  • POLI 448 - Politics and Government of China (offered Fall 2017)
  • POLI 489 - Politics and Government of Japan


Group III (Anthropology and Religious Studies)

  • ANTH 316 - Southeast Asian Cultures
  • RELG 351 - Yoga: The Art of Spiritual Transformation
  • RELG 352 - Religions of East Asia
  • RELG 220 - Introduction to Buddhism
  • RELG 551 - Tradition and Transformations in Islamic Cultures or
  • ANTH 515 - Tradition and Transformations in Islamic Cultures

 

Group IV (Literature, Culture and Film Studies)

  • CHIN 398 - Selected Topics - Chinese Calligraphy
  • JAPA 340 - Introduction to Japanese Culture and Literature
  • JAPA 341 - Modern Japanese Literature
  • JAPA 350 - Japanese Culture and Society through Film (offered Fall 2017)
  • JAPA 351 - Japanese Culture and Society through Theatre
  • CPLT 303 - Great Books of the Eastern World
  • FAMS 598 - Special Topics in Global Film and Media - Films from China (offered Fall 2017)

 

Group V (New Courses) 

  • ARTH 345-History of Asian Art
  • ARTH 390-20th Century Chinese Art (offered Fall 2017)
  • ARTH 390-History of Chinese Art
  • ARTH 390-History of Japanese Art
  • ARTH 545-Special Topics in Modern Chinese Art
  • ARTH 546-Special Topics in Asian Art: Buddhist Art in East Asia
  • ARTH 546-Special Topics in Asian Art: Women in Chinese Art