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Asian Studies Minor

The minor in Asian Studies is available as an adjunct to all majors in the BA, BSc, and BASc.

Examination of histories, cultures, and societies of Asia. Diversity across time and space while also emphasizing commonalities in the civilizations of South, Southeast, and East Asia. Thematic organization will make reference to history, geography, literature, religion, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, politics, economics, global health, gender, and social issues to provide a broad introduction to Asia.

Required courses:

Six courses (18.0 credit hours) in Asian Studies and related subjects, including at least one course (3.0 credit hours) at the 3000/4000 level, as follows:

Asian Studies 1000 - Introduction to Asia

Five of:

History 2250 - China in the 19th and 20th Centuries

History 2290 - Main Themes in East Asian History

History 4040 - Seminars in East Asian History (Series)

Interdisciplinary Studies 2008 - Japan and the Japanese (Series) OR Interdisciplinary Studies 2600 - Study Tour of Japan

Japanese 1000 - Beginners’ Japanese I

Japanese 1100 - Beginners’ Japanese II

Japanese 1500 - Intermediate Language I

Japanese 2000 - Intermediate Language II

Japanese 3001 - Advanced Language

Religious Studies 2100 - The Hindu Tradition

Religious Studies 2200 - The Buddhist Tradition

Religious Studies 2300 - East Asian Religions

Religious Studies 3100 - Studies in Indian Religion (Series)

Religious Studies 3300 - Studies in East Asian Religions (Series)

Religious Studies 4110 - Seminars in Eastern Religions (Series)

Students may include up to four Management courses in the minor, subject to the following provisions:

  • No more than two courses offered by the Faculty of Management may be completed. These may include offerings in Management 3815 - Regional Aspects of International Management (Series) and Management 4640 - Cross-Cultural Work Study provided (1) they are clearly related to Asian Studies and (2) they are approved by the Dean of Arts and Science.
  • No more than two courses completed at an exchange partner institution in Asia provided (1) they are clearly related to Asian Studies and (2) they are approved by the Dean of Arts and Science.

Topics courses, Series courses (e.g. offerings in Anthropology 3100), Applied Studies, Independent Studies, and courses offered by a faculty other than the Faculty of Arts and Science, and non- Management courses taken at an exchange partner institution in Asia may be counted toward the minor provided (1) they are clearly related to Asian Studies and (2) they are approved by the Dean of Arts and Science.

Note: Many of the courses require prerequisites, thus students should choose courses with this in mind.

No more than one Independent Study (2990, 3990, 4990) or Applied Studies (2980, 3980, 4980) course may be counted towards the minor.

No more than two courses from any one discipline may be counted among the six courses required for the Asian Studies minor.

No more than two Asian language courses may be counted among the six courses required for the Asian Studies minor.

Always refer to the current year's academic calendar for the most recent information.

 

 

Women and Gender Studies 3150/Asian Studies 3150 - Gender in Asia (Series)