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Asia Pacific Studies

Asia Pacific Studies Minor

Required Courses: (18 Credits)

AST 102 - Introduction to Asian Studies (3)

First-year Chinese or First-year Japanese: (15 Credits)

  • CHIN 151 - First-year Chinese (5)
  • CHIN 152 - First-year Chinese (5)
  • CHIN 153 - First-year Chinese (5)

OR

  • JAPN 151 - First-year Japanese (5)
  • JAPN 152 - First-year Japanese (5)
  • JAPN 153 - First-year Japanese (5)

Choose three classes from the following list: (13-14 Credits)

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. At least two departments must be represented among selected courses.)

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: 31-32