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Asian Studies

Finalized May 2017

MARSHA SMITH, Professor (Sociology, Anthropology and Social Welfare), Coordinator
B.A., Baldwin-Wallace; M.S., Ph. D., Purdue

LINA ZHOU, Associate Professor (Business), Coordinator
B.E., M.A., Central South University, China; M.A., Ph.D., Mississippi; C.F.A.

MAJOR IN ASIAN STUDIES. 34 credits, including ASIA-200, ASIA-449 and ASIA-450, 12 credits in Chinese or Japanese language, 12 credits at the 300 level or higher: one in History, one in Religion, one in Art History or World Literature, and one in Economics or Political Science. The remaining credits, which may include further language study, are selected from the additional courses listed below.

MINOR IN ASIAN STUDIES. 21 credits, with at least 6 credits at the 300 level or above. A maximum of 9 credits may be taken in any one course code.

We strongly encourage students to take at least one term of language study in Chinese or Japanese.  

Required courses:

ASIA 200 (G) Gateway: Introduction to Asian Studies (3 credits)  

At least one of the following courses in Religion (3 credits):  
RELG 262 (PP, G)       Religion and Philosophy of India
RELG 365 (PL, G)       Religions of East Asia
RELG 366 (PH,G)        Buddhism
RELG 392b                Women in Asian Religions
RELG 394                 Key Issues in Comparative Religion
RELG 410                 Special Topics in Religion (when relevant to Asia)  

At least one of the following courses in History (3 credits):  
HIST 150 (PP, G)       Traditional East Asia: China and Japan
HIST 151 (PP, G)       Modern East Asia: China and Japan
HIST 350 (PP, G)       China: The Last Dynasty
HIST 351 (PP, G)       China: The 20th Century
HIST 353 (PP, G)       Governance in Asia
HIST 354 (PP)           Modern Japan
HIST 355                  Asia-Pacific War, 1931-1945    

Reflective Essay ASIA-440 (0) credits         

Additional credits from the following courses currently approved for the Asian Studies program:    
ASIA 305 (PH, G)               Traditional Chinese Medicine
ASIA 499                          Directed Study (1 credit)
ASIA-400                          Independent Study (1 Credit)
ASIA-430                          Asian Studies Field Experience (1-3 Credits)
ASIA-499                          Directed Study (1 Credit)
ASIA-INTR                        Asian Studies Internship (0-9 Credits)
ARHI372 (PP, G)                Asian Art
CHNS 205 (PH, G)              Introduction to Chinese Culture
CHNS 305 (PH, G)              Introduction to Chinese Culture
ENGL 239 (G)                    Women in Literature, South Asia
POLS 318 (PS, G)               China in World Affairs
ECON 366                          Introduction to Chinese Economy (LC with POLS318)
ECON 406                          Development Economics 
WLIT 350 (PL, G)                Japanese Masterpieces in Translation       

Language Courses:
CHNS 101                         First year Chinese
CHNS 102                         First year Chinese
CHNS 103                         First year Chinese
CHNS 201                         Second Year Chinese
CHNS 202                         Second Year Chinese
CHNS 203                         Second Year Chinese
CHNS 301                         Third Year Chinese
CHNS 302                         Third Year Chinese
CHNS 303                         Third Year Chinese
CHNS 401                         Fourth Year Chinese
CHNS 402                         Fourth Year Chinese
CHNS 403                         Fourth Year Chinese

JPN 101                            First year Japanese
JPN 102                            First year Japanese
JPN 103                            First year Japanese
JPN 201                            Second year Japanese
JPN 202                            Second year Japanese
JPN 203                            Second year Japanese
JPN 301                            Third year Japanese
JPN 302                            Third year Japanese
JPN 303                            Third year Japanese    

Term Abroad Courses:  
ART 300                           Introductory Drawing in China - East Asian Term only
ECON 364 (PH, Q)              East Asian Markets - East Asian Term only
ECON 365 (PH, Q)              Chinese Economy - East Asian Term only
GEOL 106(PN)                   Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Eruptions in Asia - East Asian Term 
SOC 380  (PS)                   Special Topics (Life & Culture): Cambodia
WGST 320 (PL,D)               Life Writing: Cambodia  

Approved language courses from Kobe University:  
JPN 290                            Second year Japanese - Kobe (9 credits)
JPN 390                            Third year Japanese - Kobe (9 credits)
JPN 410                            Fourth year Japanese - Kobe (9 credits)  

Non-language courses from the Kobe University or Lingnan University programs that have been pre-approved by the Asian Studies coordinator may apply to the major or minor.

Courses (ASIA)