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Asian Studies course catalog


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.

Grade Point Average Notation: All courses listed in the catalog as required courses for any major and/or minor, including those courses outside of the department or with a different subject coding, are considered part of the major and will count in the grade point average. Recommended supporting courses that are optional and not required may also count in the major depending on the program. For more information see your department chair or the degree requirements for Bachelor of Arts and information on Majors/Minors.

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