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Walker Institute


Asian Studies Minor

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. The student is encouraged to take courses in Chinese or Japanese. One 3-credit hour 200-level course in Chinese or Japanese can be counted towards the minor.

Courses with a check mark next to them are offered for Fall Semester 2017

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MINOR REQUIREMENTS (18 Hours)

The minor in Asian Studies requires a minimum of 18 credit hours from the courses listed below or other related courses pre-approved by the director of the program.  It must include courses from at least three groups listed below.  Of the 18 hours, at least 12 must be 300-level or above.  In addition, the student is encouraged to take courses in Chinese or Japanese. One 3-hour 200-level course in Chinese or Japanese can be counted towards the minor.

GROUP I (History)

Course

Title

Offered Fall 2017

HIST 105

Introduction to East Asian Civilization

HIST 357

Japan to 1800: Aristocrats and Warriors

 

HIST 358

Japan since 1800

 

GROUP II (Political Science)

Course

Title

Offered  Fall 2017

POLI 103

Controversies in the Politics of Global Regions - Asia

 

POLI 444

International Relations in Japan

 

POLI 448

Politics and Government of China

POLI 489

Politics and Government of Japan

 

GROUP III (Anthropology and Religious Studies)

Course

Title

Offered  Fall 2017

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

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

GROUP V (New Courses)

ARTH 345

History of Asian Art

 

ARTH 390

20th Century Chinese Art

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

 

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