Asian Studies

Asian Studies Option, Professor Bradley Clough, Advisor

The Asian Studies Concentration offers opportunities for those students who wish to focus on the diverse societies of the Asian continent through the study of literature, geography, history, peoples, religious and other cultural traditions, and languages.

Interested students must major in Liberal Studies with an Concentration in Asian Studies. In addition to select Liberal Studies courses, students will choose from specified courses offered in many departments and areas in the College of Humanities and Sciences, such as History, Japanese Studies, Chinese Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Geography, and Religious Studies.

Students who choose the Asian Studies option must meet with the Asian studies faculty advisor.

Bachelor of Arts - Liberal Studies; Asian Studies Concentration

College Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 41

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2016-2017

Note: Two years (or equivalent proficiency) in an Asian language appropriate to the student's academic goals and approved by the academic advisor. Students who plan to pursue graduate work are strongly advised to complete three years, including at least one study abroad in Asia experience.

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 

Summary

Asian Studies Option Lower Division Core20
Introduction to the Humanities
Introductory Asian Studies
Asian Civilization Courses
Asian Religion and Cultural Studies
Asian Studies Upper-Division Requirements21
Asian Language Requirement0-20
Total Hours41-61

Asian Studies Option Lower Division Core

Rule: 20 credits.

Note: Please see academic advisor for questions regarding course availability or course substitutions.

Minimum Required Grade: C-

20 Total Credits Required

Introduction to the Humanities

Rule: Take both of the following courses (8 credits).

Note: WRIT 101 is a pre-requisite or co-requisite. General Education fulfillment: GH 151L and GH 152L  satisfy both the "approved writing course" and "Literary & Artistic Studies".

GH 151LIntroduction to Western Humanities Antiquity3
GH 152LIntroduction to the Humanities Medieval to Modern3
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Introductory Asian Studies

Rule: Choose 1 of the following courses.

ANTY 102HIntro to South & S. East Asia3
or GH 161H Asian Humanities
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Asian Civilization Courses

Rule: Choose 2 of the following courses

Select two of the following:6
Chinese Culture and Civiliz
East Asian Civilizations
Japanese Cult & Civiliz
Social Issues Southeast Asia
Introduction to India
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Asian Religion and Cultural Studies

Rule: Choose one course from the following. 3 credits.

Select one of the following:3
Buddhism
Hindu Religious Traditions
Japanese Religions
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Asian Studies Upper-Division Requirements

Rule: Choose 7 courses from among the following. 21 credits.

Select 7 of the following:21
Chinese Poetry in Translation
Traditiona Chinese Literature
High Asia
Modern China
Tradition & Reform in China
Jpns Clasc Lit Engl Trans
Jpns Lit Medieval to Mod
Special Topics
Mod Jpns Wrtrs/Thinkers
Online Journalism
Topics in South Asia Religions
Topics in East Asia Religions
Tibetan Civilization
Contemporary Buddhism in S/SEAsia
Contemplative Traditions of Asia
Total Hours21

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Asian Language Requirement

Rule: Student must reach proficiency at the 202 level (fourth semester) in either Chinese or Japanese.

Note: Two years (or equivalent proficiency) in an Asian language appropriate to the student's academic goals and approved by the academic advisor. Students who plan to pursue graduate work are strongly advised to complete three years, including at least one study abroad in Asia experience.

Select either Chinese or Japenese langauges:20
Elementary Chinese I
Elementary Chinese II
Intermediate Chinese I
Intermediate Chinese II
Elementary Japanese I
Elementary Japanese II
Intermediate Japanese I
Intermediate Japanese II
Total Hours20

Minimum Required Grade: C-