MINOR IN ASIAN STUDIES

Requirements (32 units)

Admission to the Program

  1. Students must meet general university admission requirements.
  2. Students in all majors are eligible to participate in this program.

Program Requirements

Core Requirements (20 units)

  1. Eight units chosen from:
    • ANTH 362. Peoples of Asia (4)
    • FIN 355. Business and Asian Culture (4)
    • HUM 328. Asian Cultural Traditions (4)
  2. Four units of foreign language study chosen from:
    • NOTE:    There is a prerequisite class (or equivalent) for each of the following 103 level courses.)
    • CHIN 103. College Chinese III (4)
    • JAPN 103. College Japanese III (4)
    • KOR 103. College Korean III (4)
  3. International Experience (4 units)
    • Four units from any combination of:
    • ASIA 575. Internship in Asian Studies (1-4)
    • ASIA 595. Independent Study in Asian Studies (1-4)
    • HUM 578. International Experience: Asian Studies (1-6)
  4. Integrative International Seminar
    • Four units chosen from:
    • ASIA 392. Topics in Asian Studies (4)
    • HUM 425. Integrative Seminar in Asian Studies (4)

Electives (12 units)

  1. At least four units from each of groups A, B, and C below (may not receive credit as an elective if taken as a core requirement):
    1. Social Sciences (4 units)
      • ANTH 330. Cross-Cultural Child-Rearing Practices (4)
      • ANTH 333. Sex and Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (4)
      • ANTH 362. Peoples of Asia (4)
      • ANTH 365. Asian American Cultures (4)
      • ANTH 366. Filipino Cultural Expressions (2)
      • ANTH 466. Anthropology of Health, Illness and Healing (4)
      • HIST 426. Ancient and Early Imperial China (4)
      • HIST 428. Medieval China (4)
      • HIST 431. Modern China II, 1911-1949 (4)
      • HIST 432. Modern China III, 1949-present (4)
      • HIST 435. World War II in the Pacific (4)
      • HIST 440. Modern Japanese History (4)
      • PSCI 352D. Minority Politics: Asian American Politics (4)
      • SOC 425. Asian Americans: Origins and Ethnicity (4)
      • When approved by the Asian Studies Director, credit will be given to other courses contingent on a significant amount of content focusing on Asia and Asian cultures. Such courses may include but are not limited to the following:
        • ANTH 332. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Aging (4)
        • ECON 430. International Economics (4)
        • PSYC 345. Cross Cultural Psychology (4)
        • SSCI 300. Nonwestern World (4)
    2. Arts, Languages, Literature, and Education (4 units)
      • ART 310. Asian Art (4)
      • CHIN 290. Chinese Literature in Translation (4)
      • DAN 310D. World Dance Traditions: Asian (2)
      • HUM 380. Comparative Studies in the Arts: East and West (4)
      • JAPN 290. Japanese Literature in Translation (4)
      • PHIL 193. Introduction to Eastern Philosophy (4)
      • PHIL 375. Non-Western Philosophy (4)
      • TA 463. Asian Theatre (4)
      • When approved by the Asian Studies Director, credit will be given to other courses contingent on a significant amount of content focusing on Asia and Asian cultures. Such courses may include but are not limited to the following:
        • ART 222. Art History: Africa, Asia, the Americas and Oceania (4)
        • ENG 319. Studies in Literary Diversity (4)
        • ENG 321. Studies in Language and Linguistics (4)
        • ENG 535. Images of Culture through Children's Literature (4)
        • MUS 350. Music of World Cultures (4)
        • PHIL 472. Advanced Issues in Philosophy of Religion (4)
        • TA 464. Theatre in the Post-Colonial World (4)
        • TA 465. Ethnic Films and Film Makers (4)
    3. Administration, Communication, Health and Nutrition, Environment (4 units)
      • ADMN 590. Seminar in Administration (2-4) when the topic is Asian
      • COMM 410. Asian Media and Culture (4)
      • FIN 355. Business and Asian Culture (4)
      • KINE 114F. Physical Fitness and Conditioning Activities: Yoga (2)
      • KINE 120A. Somatic and Martial Arts Activities: Aikido (2)
      • KINE 120B. Somatic and Martial Arts Activities: Tai Chi (2)
      • KINE 120D. Somatic and Martial Arts Activities: Judo (2)
      • KINE 120E. Somatic and Martial Arts Activities: Karate (2)
      • KINE 120K. Somatic and Martial Arts Activities: Tae Kwon Do (2)
      • KINE 261M. Professional Activity Preparation in Individual and Dual Sports/Movement Forms: Martial Arts (2)
      • KINE 261O. Professional Activity Preparation in Individual and Dual Sports/Movement Forms: Yoga (2)
      • MGMT 406. International Business Law (4)
      • When approved by the Asian Studies Director, credit will be given to other courses contingent on a significant amount of content focusing on Asia and Asian cultures. Such courses may include but are not limited to the following:
        • COMM 302. Communication, Language and Culture (4)
        • COMM 304. Intercultural Communication (4)
        • COMM 471. International Communication (4)
        • COMM 580. Culture and Ethnicity in Language (4)
        • FIN 433. International Business Finance (4)
        • HSCI 344. International Perspectives on Nutrition (4)
        • HSCI 359. Global Health (4)
        • HSCI 385. Food and Culture: Traditions and Trends (4)
        • MGMT 405. Managing Across Borders (4)
        • MKTG 470. International Marketing Management (4)