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Minor

A minor in Asian studies consists of a minimum of 20 credits:

8 credits must be from courses in the area of Culture and Thought;
4 credits must be from courses in the area of History;
4 credits must be from courses in the area of Contemporary Politics and Society.

The remaining 4 credits may be chosen from any approved Asian studies course or a course in Asian language (Arabic, Chinese or Japanese).

The courses below are described in the course catalog under the discipline to which they refer. Other courses may be offered that fulfill the Asian studies minor. For further information, contact the director of the program.

A. Culture and Thought

Course Description Credits Faculty
Art 391 Topics in Asian Art Two Credits Staff
Philosophy 235 Asian Philosophy Four Credits Dell’Olio
Philosophy 295 Philosophies of China and Japan Four Credits Dell’Olio
Philosophy 295 Philosophies of India and Tibet Four Credits Dell’Olio
Religion 280 Introduction to World Religions Four Credits Wilson
Religion 381 Religions of India Four Credits Wilson
Religion 383 Studies in Islam Four Credits Wilson
Religion 389 Studies in World Religions Four Credits Wilson

B. History

Course Description Credits Faculty
History 280 Colonizers and Colonized Four Credits Staff
History 295 Studies in Non-Western History Two/Four Credits Tseng
History 370 Modern Middle East Four Credits Staff
Japanese 280/295 Intro to Japan Culture and History Four Credits Nakajima

C. Contemporary Politics and Society

Course Description Credits Faculty
IDS 200 Encounter with Cultures Four Credits Staff
IDS 210 Introduction to Ethnic Studies Four Credits Montano
Poli Science 303 Politics of China and Japan Four Credits Dandavati
Poli Science 395 Global Feminisms Four Credits Dandavati
Sociology 151 Intro to Cultural Anthropology Four Credits Staff