UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2019-2020

Program: Minor in Asian Studies

Program Description

The Asian Studies minor is designed for students with diverse academic backgrounds who are interested in supplementing their degree with courses in interdisciplinary Asian Studies. The minor offers a wide range of courses on the history, culture, language, society, economy, and politics of countries in East Asia, Central Asia, South Asia and Southeast Asia.

Students interested in the minor should consult with the Asian Studies advisor to develop an individualized program that best meets their interests and needs.

Program Requirements

Students are required to complete a minimum of 18 units, including at least 12 upper division units, from the following courses:

AAS 210 History of Asians in America (3)
AAS 360 Asian American Immigration–Global Perspective (3)
ART 114 World Arts: Asia (3)
ART 412 History of Korean Art (3)
ART 413 History of Chinese Art (3)
ART 415 History of the Art of India (3)
ART 416 History of Ancient Near Eastern Art (3)
CHIN 101 Elementary Mandarin Chinese I (4)
CHIN 102 Elementary Mandarin Chinese II (4)
CHIN 201 Intermediate Mandarin Chinese I (3)
CHIN 202 Intermediate Mandarin Chinese II (3)
CHIN 312 Business Chinese (3)
CTVA 415C International Cinema–China (3)
CTVA 415J International Cinema–Japan (3)
ECON 370 Economic Development (3)
FLIT 250 Traditional Culture of Japan (3)
FLIT 320 Business Culture in Japan (3)
FLIT 370 Modern Japanese Culture (3)
FLIT 402 Japanese Literature (3)
FLIT 455 Women Writers of Asia (3)
GEOG 324 China (3)
GEOG 334 Geography of Oceania (3)
GWS 420 Women and Gender in Islamic Societies (3)
HIST 192 History of Modern East Asia (3)
HIST 490 Traditional China (3)
HIST 491A Modern China (3)
HIST 491B The Rise of Communist China (3)
HIST 493 Modern Japan (3)
JAPN 101 Elementary Japanese I (4)
JAPN 102 Elementary Japanese II (4)
JAPN 201 Intermediate Japanese I (4)
JAPN 202 Intermediate Japanese II (4)
JAPN 204 Kanji II (3)
JAPN 205 Kanji III (3)
JAPN 300 Advanced Japanese Conversation (3)
JAPN 304 Advanced Grammar and Composition (3)
JAPN 305 Language and Culture in Japanese (3)
JAPN 400 Japanese Language and Society (3)
JAPN 401 Introduction to Literature in Japanese (3)
KOR 101 Elementary Korean I (4)
KOR 102 Elementary Korean II (4)
KOR 201 Intermediate Korean I (3)
KOR 202 Intermediate Korean II (3)
MUS 227 Japanese Taiko Drumming Ensemble (1-1-1-1)
MUS 327 Japanese Taiko Drumming Ensemble (1-1-1-1)
PHIL 343 Indian Philosophy (3)
PHIL 344 Chinese Philosophy (3)
POLS 420F International Politics of South Asia
POLS 420G International Politics of Southeast Asia
POLS 420H International Politics of Northeast Asia
POLS 434A Government and Politics of South Asia (3)
POLS 434B Government and Politics of Southeast Asia (3)
POLS 435B Government and Politics of Japan (3)
RS 365 Islam (3)
RS 380 Asian Religions: Communal Traditions and Transitions (3)
RS 383 Asian Religious Texts (3)
RS 385 Hinduism (3)
RS 390 Buddhism (3)
TH 321A World Theatre and Drama I (3)

Total Units in the Minor: 18

Contact

Coordinator: Keiko Hirata
Sierra Tower (ST) 226
(818) 677-7233