Asian Studies


The Asian Studies minor provides multidisciplinary expertise and practical experience in Asia-related affairs through coursework and study abroad opportunities.

About this Program

Related Programs

The minor provides two options of study. Language credits earned at other institutions may be accepted.

Students pursuing the major in Foreign Languages and Literatures, Chinese specialization; or Foreign Languages and Literatures, Japanese specialization; or Foreign Languages and Literatures, Dual Language specialization in which one of the languages is Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Vietnamese, are not eligible to receive the minor in Asian studies.

Of the total credits, no more than three may be individual study (CHI 4905/JPN 4905). Students must complete a minimum of six credits of coursework exclusive to the minor that cannot count toward the major(s) or other minors.

Required Courses

Option 1

Non-language Asia-related courses (3000/4000 level)15
Total Credits15

Option 2

Select one:10
Beginning Chinese 1
and Beginning Chinese 2
Beginning Japanese 1
and Beginning Japanese 2
Beginning Korean 1
and Beginning Korean 2
Beginning Vietnamese 1
and Beginning Vietnamese 2
Non-language Asia-related courses (3000/4000 level)12
Total Credits22