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Asia Pacific Studies

Asia Pacific Studies Major

Asia Pacific Studies Major  |  Asia Pacific Studies Minor

Asia/Pacific Studies Major (BA)

Asia/Pacific Studies Core


  • AST 102 - Introduction to Asian Studies Credits: (3)
  • AST 401 - Asia/Pacific Studies Capstone Credits: (3)

First- and Second-year Chinese - Credits: 30


  • CHIN 151 - First-year Chinese Credits: (5)
  • CHIN 152 - First-year Chinese Credits: (5)
  • CHIN 153 - First-year Chinese Credits: (5)
  • CHIN 251 - Second-year Chinese Credits: (5)
  • CHIN 252 - Second-year Chinese Credits: (5)
  • CHIN 253 - Second-year Chinese Credits: (5)
  • OR

First- and Second-year Japanese


  • JAPN 151 - First-year Japanese Credits: (5)
  • JAPN 152 - First-year Japanese Credits: (5)
  • JAPN 153 - First-year Japanese Credits: (5)
  • JAPN 251 - Second-year Japanese Credits: (5)
  • JAPN 252 - Second-year Japanese Credits: (5)
  • JAPN 253 - Second-year Japanese Credits: (5)

Total Core Credits: 36


Choose six classes from the following list: Credits (25-29)


You are required to choose a minimum of one class from each of the three groups. Elective courses may not be chosen from the student’s major area.

(Note: Other courses may be included with advisor’s approval)

Group 1 (Social Sciences)


  • ANTH 344 - Cultures of Asia Credits: (4)
  • ANTH 345 - Cultures of Southeast Asia and Oceania Credits: (4)
  • AST 310 - Japan Today Credits: (3)
  • GEOG 474 - Geography of China Credits: (4)
  • GEOG 475 - Geography of Asia Credits: (5)
  • POSC 366 - Government and Politics of East Asia Credits: (5)
  • POSC 367 - Politics of Japan Credits: (5)
  • POSC 369 - Korean Politics Credits: (5)
  • POSC 373 - International Politics of the Pacific Rim Credits: (5)

Group 2 (Aesthetic Experience)


  • AST 301 - Chinese Literature in Translation Credits: (4)
  • AST 347 - Japanese Literature in Translation Credits: (4)
  • AST 465 - Indian Cinema Credits: (4)
  • AST 466 - Asian Cinema Credits: (4)
  • CHIN 461 - Chinese Cinema Credits: (4)
  • JAPN 462 - Japanese Cinema Credits: (4)
  • TH 375 - Asian Drama Credits: (4)

Group 3 (Humanities)


  • HIST 380 - Modern East Asia Credits: (5)
  • HIST 381 - History of Modern Southeast Asia: Colonial Era to the Present Credits: (5)
  • HIST 383 - East Asian Civilization Credits: (5)
  • HIST 465 - History of the People’s Republic of China Credits: (5)
  • HIST 483 - Modern China Credits: (5)
  • HIST 484 - Modern Japan Credits: (3-5)
  • PHIL 345 - Chinese Philosophy Credits: (5)
  • RELS 351 - Religions of China and Japan Credits: (5)
  • RELS 352 - Religions of India Credits: (5)
  • RELS 401 - The Daoist Tradition Credits: (5)

Total Credits: 61-65