Requirements

MAJOR REQUIREMENT ........................ 30 CREDITS

The Asian Studies major consists of 30 credits and three tracks. All majors must take 6 credits of required core plus 24 additional credits depending on the track selected.

Required Core Courses ................................................................................. 6 Credits

ASN 201 Introduction to Asian Studies ......................................................................... 3

ASN 480 Asian Studies Senior Seminar ......................................................................... 3

(different cross-listed seminars are offered each semester, some specified in the Tracks or Course lists given below)

Prerequisite: ASN 201 and minimally 12 credits in the major

Track I: East Asia ........................................................................................ 24 Credits

ASN 270 East Asia Civilization............................................................................3

Language Chinese, Japanese, or Korean language courses, 200 level or higher....6

Electives Asian Studies electives, at least 9 credits of which are from the

list below or additional language or literature courses [200-level or higher] in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean. The other 6 credits may come from any Asian Studies track or from the "Other Asian Studies courses" listed at the end....................................................................................15

ASN 227/PHIL 227 Eastern Philosophy and Religion

ASN 302/JPAN 302 Japanese Literature and Film (in translation)

ASN 304/ANTH 304 Prehistory of the Far East

ASN 3200/KORE 3200 Contemporary Korean Culture in a Global Era

ASN/KORE 3210 Korean Culture and Communication

ASN 331/GEO 331 Geography of Asia

ASN 338/COMM 338 Media in Asia

ASN 341/COMM 341 Asian and American Cross-Cultural Communication

ASN 364/HIST 364 Japanese History through Cinema

ASN 370/HIST 370 Traditional China

ASN 3730/HIST 3760 Korean History

ANTH 342 Ethnology of East Asia

ARTH 337 Art of India, China, and Japan

HIST 360 Traditional Japan

HIST 361 Modern Japan

HIST 365 The Pacific War

HIST 371 Modern China

HIST 375 Chinese Communist Revolution

HIST 460 Seminar in East Asian History

HIST 470 Women and Revolution in China

POL 336 Politics of Asia: India and China

SOC 391 Population and Development in Asia

Track II: South Asia......................................................................................24 Credits

ASN 280 Civilizations of South Asia....................................................................3

Language Hindi language courses, 200 level or higher.........................................6

Electives Asian Studies electives, at least 9 credits of which are from the

list below or additional language or literature courses [200-level or higher] in Hindi. The other 6 credits may come from any Asian Studies track or from the "Other Asian Studies courses" listed at the end........................................................................................................15

ASN 227/PHIL 227 Eastern Philosophy and Religion

ASN 331/GEO 331 Geography of Asia

ASN 355/WS 356 Women and Gender in South Asia

ASN 359/WS 359 Women and Islam

ASN 378/HIST 378 Mughal India

ASN 380/PHIL 380 Indo-Tibetan Buddhism

ASN 394/HIST 394 Modern India

ASN 468/HIST 468 Gandhi and Non-violence

ARTH 337 Art of India, China, and Japan

POL 336 Politics of Asia: India and China

SOC 391 Population and Development in Asia

Track III: Asian Languages.........................................................................24 Credits

Students must select Chinese, Japanese, or Hindi.

Four courses in the selected language (110-211) must be taken as prerequisites and do not count towards the 24 credits required in this track.

Three advanced language courses in selected language (221, 222, 233).............................9

Two advanced language tutorials in selected language (310 and 311)................................6

Either ASN 270 Civilizations of East Asia or ASN 280 Civilizations of South Asia

(depending on selected language)..................................................................................3

Two courses from the list below:.........................................................................................6

ASN 200/CHIN 200 Introduction to Chinese Culture

ASN 300/ANTH 300 Popular Culture and Modernity in South Asia

ASN 301/JPAN 301 Japanese Cultural Studies

ASN 302/JPAN 302 Japanese Literature and Film (in translation)

ASN 303/HNDI 301 Literature of India (in translation)

ASN 305/CHIN 301 Modern Chinese Literature (in translation)

ASN 306/CHIN 302 Chinese Popular Culture

ASN 325/JPAN 325/WS 326/ENG 358 Women in Modern Japanese Literature

ASN 327/JPAN 327 Introduction to Japanese Literature

ASN 328/JPAN 328 Japanese Literature from Early Modern to Post Modern

ASN 353/ENG 353 Studies in Modern Indian Literature

ASN 364/HIST 364 Japanese History through Cinema

ASN 375/CHIN 375 Contemporary Chinese Cinema

ARTH 337 Art of India, China, and Japan

ARTS 323 Chinese Ink Painting

ARTS 423 Advanced Chinese Ink Painting

CHIN 300 Introduction to Chinese Literature

JPAN 303 Japanese Society and Culture

JPAN 316 Daily Life in Japan

Other Asian Studies Courses

ASN 338/COMM 338 Media in Asia

ASN 340 Orientalism: Theories and Practices

ASN 341/COMM 341 Asian and American Cross Cultural Communication

ASN 349/POL 349 Southeast Asia in World Politics

ASN 350/PHIL 350 Buddhist Philosophy

ASN 351/ ENG 351    Asian American Literature

ASN 376/WS 376 Life Writing of Indigenous Women

ECON 360 Economic Growth and Development

HIST 302 Origins of Civilization

HIST 358 Russia in Asia

HIST 366 The U.S. and the Pacific

HIST 368/WS 368 Women and War

PHIL 303 Asian & Western Comparative Ethics & Political Philosophy

PHIL 304 Asian & Western Comparative Metaphysics & Epistemology

TEACHING CERTIFICATION

Asian Studies majors who are interested in teaching certification must seek advisement in the College of Education for the appropriate certification sequence.

ASIAN STUDIES MINOR REQUIREMENTS ................................... 18 CREDITS

All students minoring in Asian Studies must take ASN 201 Introduction to Asian Studies and complete a total of 18 credits. Students may select either the Multidisciplinary minor or the Asian Language minor for their course of study.

Requirements for a Multidisciplinary Minor in Asian Studies

• 3 credits for ASN 201 Introduction to Asian Studies

• 6 credits in Asian language, literature, or culture at the 200 level or higher

• 9 credits in Asian studies elective courses from at least two different disciplines selected from any of the courses listed below.

Requirements for an Asian Language Minor in Asian Studies

• 3 credits for ASN 201 Introduction to Asian Studies

• 6 credits of Intermediate Chinese, Japanese, Korean or Hindi language courses (210 or 211 level.• 9 credits of Advanced Chinese, Japanese, Korean or Hindi courses (221, 222 and 223 level -- please note that levels for Korean are KORE 2220, 22230, 3100, 3110).