Minor in Asian Studies

Requirements (32 units)

Admission to the Program

  1. Students must meet general university admission requirements.
  2. Students in all majors are eligible to participate in this program.

Requirements for a minor in Asian Studies

Core Requirements (20)
Eight units chosen from:8
Asian Cultures and Societies
Business and Asian Culture
Asian Cultural Traditions
Four units of foreign language study chosen from:4
NOTE: There is a prerequisite class (or equivalent) for each of the following 103 level courses.)
College Chinese III
College Japanese III
College Korean III
International Experience
Four units from any combination of:4
Internship in Asian Studies
Independent Study in Asian Studies
International Experience: Asian Studies
Integrative International Seminar
ASIA 392Topics in Asian Studies4
or HUM 425 Integrative Seminar in Asian Studies
Electives (12)
At least four units from each of groups A, B, and C below (may not receive credit as an elective if taken as a core requirement)12
Total Units32

Group A: Social Sciences

ANTH 330Cross-Cultural Child-Rearing Practices4
ANTH 333Sex and Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective4
ANTH 362Asian Cultures and Societies4
ANTH 340Anthropology of Health, Illness and Healing4
ANTH 365Asian American Cultures4
HIST 426Ancient and Early Imperial China4
HIST 428Medieval China4
HIST 431Modern China II, 1911-19494
HIST 432Modern China III, 1949-Present4
HIST 435World War II in the Pacific4
HIST 440Modern Japanese History4
SOC 425Asian Americans: Origin and Ethnicity4
When approved by the Asian Studies Director, credit will be given to other courses contingent on a significant amount of content focusing on Asia and Asian cultures. Such courses may include but are not limited to the following:
Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Aging
International Economics
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Nonwestern World

Group B: Arts, Languages, Literature, and Education

ART 310Asian Art4
CHIN 290Chinese Literature in Translation4
DAN 310DWorld Dance Traditions: Asian2
HUM 380Comparative Studies in the Arts: East and West4
JAPN 290Japanese Literature in Translation4
PHIL 193Introduction to Eastern Philosophy4
PHIL 375Non-Western Philosophy4
TA 463Asian Theatre4
When approved by the Asian Studies Director, credit will be given to other courses contingent on a significant amount of content focusing on Asia and Asian cultures. Such courses may include but are not limited to the following:
Art History: Africa, Asia, the Americas and Oceania
Studies in Literary Diversity
Studies in Language and Linguistics
Images of Culture Through Childrens Literature
Music of World Cultures
Advanced Issues in Philosophy of Religion
Theatre in the Post-Colonial World
Ethnic Films and Film Makers

Group C: Administration, Communication, Health and Nutrition, Environment

ADMN 590DSeminar in Administration4
COMM 410Asian Media and Culture4
FIN 355Business and Asian Culture4
KINE 114FPhysical Fitness and Conditioning Activities: Yoga2
KINE 120ASomatic and Martial Arts Activities: Aikido2
KINE 120BSomatic and Martial Arts Activities: Tai Chi2
KINE 120DSomatic and Martial Arts Activities: Judo2
KINE 120ESomatic and Martial Arts Activities: Karate2
KINE 120KSomatic and Martial Arts Activities: Tae Kwon Do2
KINE 261MProfessional Activity Preparation in Individual and Dual Sports/Movement Forms: Martial Arts2
KINE 261OProfessional Activity Preparation in Individual and Dual Sports/Movement Forms: Yoga2
MGMT 406International Business Law4
When approved by the Asian Studies Director, credit will be given to other courses contingent on a significant amount of content focusing on Asia and Asian cultures. Such courses may include but are not limited to the following:
Communication, Language and Culture
Intercultural Communication
International Communication
Culture and Ethnicity in Language
International Business Finance
International Perspectives on Nutrition
Global Health
Food and Culture: Traditions and Trends
Managing Across Borders
International Marketing Management