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Asia Pacific Studies

Asia Pacific Studies Major (BA)

Required Core Courses:

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

First- and Second-year Chinese - Credits: 30

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

OR

First- and Second-year Japanese - Credits: 30

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

Total Core Credits: 36

Required Courses: Credits: 25-29

Choose six classes from the following list:

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

Group 2 (Aesthetic Experience)

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

Group 3 (Humanities)

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

Total Credits: 61-65