Asian Studies Minor Requirements

Margo Kleinfeld (Coordinator), E-Mail: kleinfem@uww.edu

This interdisciplinary minor has two tracks. Students should pick one track as their emphasis. The minor complements a variety of majors and career objectives. It provides a multidisciplinary perspective on one of the fastest growing regions in the world today. Students have combined this minor with various majors including General Business International Emphasis, Management Computer Systems, Art, Communication, English, History, Political Science, Geography and Social Work. A minimum 2.25 GPA is required in minor courses.

 Asian Studies

This 21-credit track is for students who wish a broad knowledge of Asia, or of Asia outside of Japan.

Minor Requirements - 21 units
ASIANSTD 210INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN STUDIES (GI)3
Select one of the following in Humanities:3
ASIAN LITERATURES (GH)
THE EAST ASIAN TRADITION (GH)
EAST ASIA SINCE 1800 (GH)
INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN RELIGIONS (GH)
Select one of the following in Social Science:3
GEOGRAPHY OF EAST ASIA (GS)
GEOGRAPHY OF SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ASIA (GS)
GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS OF ASIA
ASIANSTD 498INDEPENDENT STUDY (capstone)3
or ASIANSTD 491 TRAVEL STUDY
or ASIANSTD 493 INTERNSHIP IN JAPANESE CULTURE
Select elective courses to bring total units to 21:9
Any courses not taken in 2 or 3 or 4
ASIAN RELIGIOUS THOUGHT (GH)
ASIAN AMERICANS (DV) (GS)
JAPANESE LITERATURE
CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE SOCIETY
CONTEMPORARY CHINESE SOCIETY
GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS OF CHINA
GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS OF JAPAN
MODERN JAPAN
TOPICS IN JAPANESE STUDIES
TRAVEL STUDY
INTERNSHIP IN JAPANESE CULTURE
SPECIAL STUDIES
INDEPENDENT STUDY
INDEPENDENT STUDY - UNDERGRADUATE RESEARC
Or Asian language beyond the first year
Unique Requirement
One year of study of an Asian language with a grade of C or higher, or passing a proficiency test indicating equivalent competency. Native speakers of an Asian language may have this requirement waived.
Total Units21