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Major in Asian Studies

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Asian Studies is administered by the Institute of Asian Studies. Students who wish to qualify for the major in Asian Studies must file an approved major program declaration with the director of the Institute of Asian Studies and complete the following requirements.

Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Asian Studies requires a total of 120 credit hours. In addition to the General Education requirements, 30-35 hours at the upper level are required, including the Capstone Seminar in Asian Studies (ASIA 461W), a course in Research Methods (HIST 201, POLS 308, SOC 337, PSYC 317, or ECON 400) and Asian Experience (study abroad or an approved practicum). An additional 6-8 credit hours in language courses (Japanese, Chinese or other Asian languages) may be required. The remaining 18-24 credit hours should be taken from the following list of courses. At least one of these courses must be selected from the Humanities (i.e., history, literature, religion, philosophy, art, theatre, or music) and one from the Social Sciences (e.g., political science, economics, business management, marketing, geography, sociology, communicaiton, or women's studies). Additional courses may be approved by the program director.

COURSE LISTING FOR ASIAN STUDIES MAJOR

ASIAN STUDIES
ASIA 332/ HIST 332
ASIA 336/ HIST 336
ASIA 337/ HIST 338
ASIA 338/ POLS 338
ASIA 353/ PHIL 353
ASIA 360/ ARTH 360
ASIA 435/ / POLS 435
ASIA 460/
ASIA 461
ASIA 395/495
South Asia Since Independence
Emergence of the New China
Japan’s Era of Transformation
Politics of East Asia
Asian Religions
Asian Art
Chinese Politics
Major Issues in Asia
Asian Studies Capstone Seminar
Topics in Asian Studies
ARTS
ARTH 360
ART 395/396
Asian Art
Topics: Asian Arts
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING, and FINANCE
FIN 497
MGMT 463/563
MCSM 495
PORT 695
MKTG 496
Study Abroad (Korea, Philippines, China and or other Asian Countries)
Study Abroad (Korea, Philippines, China and or other Asian Countries)
Study Abroad (Korea, Philippines, China and or other Asian Countries)
Study Abroad (Korea, Philippines, China and or other Asian Countries)
Topics in Business Management and Marketing (Asian Content)
COMMUNICATIONS
COMM 300
COMM 400
COMM 407/507
COMM 495/496 
International Sojourning
Intercultural Communications
Communication and Culture in SE Asia
Topics in Communications (Asian Content)
ECONOMICS
ECON 450
ECON 454
ECON 495/595

International Economics
Economic Development
Topics in Economics (Asian Content)

ENGLISH
ENGL 396
ENGL 466
ENGL 495/595
Topics: Contemporary Filipino/ Filipino-American  Literature
Asian American Literature
Topics in English (Asian Content)
FILIPINO AMERICAN STDUIES
FAST 395
FAST 395
FAST 395
FAST 396
FAST 396
Issues in the Filipino Community
The Filipino American Experience
Study Abroad
Filipino Culture and Society
Contemporary Filipino/ Filipino-American Writers
FOREIGN LANGUAGES
CHIN 311
CHIN 312
CHIN 395
JAPN 310
JAPN 311
JAPN 312
JAPN 396 
JAPN 495
FLET 310

Advanced Chinese Language and Culture I
Advanced Chinese Language and Culture II
Topics in Chinese
Study Abroad
Advanced Japanese
Advanced Japanese Language and Culture
Topic in Japanese
Summer Study in Japan
Faces of Japan (Culture Class in English)

GEOGRAPHY
GEOG 453U/553
GEOG 456/556
GEOG 495/496
Asia
Geography of Southeast Asia
Topics in Geography (Asian Content)
HISTORY
HIST 332
HIST 336U
HIST 338U
HIST 392U/384U
HIST 395/397
HIST 331
HIST 439
South Asia since Independence
Emergence of the New China
Japan's Era of Transformation since 1800
Special Topics in History (Asian Content)
Topics in History (Asian Content)
Colonialism and Nationalism in SE Asia
Politics & Society in East Asia since 1945
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
INBU 433
INBU 463
Doing Business in Asia
International Business Seminar Abroad
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
PHIL 353
PHIL 354
PHIL 480
PHIL 481
PHIL 482
PHIL 485
PHIL 495/496
PHIL 352
Asian Religions
Comparative Philosophy: East and West
Hinduism
Buddhism
Chinese Religion and Philosophy
Japanese Religion and Philosophy
Topics in Philosophy (Asian Content)
Islam

POLITICAL SCIENCE

POLS 338
POLS 435
POLS 436
POLS 437
POLS 495/496
Politics of East Asia
Chinese Politics
Japanese Politics
International Relations in East Asia
Topics in Political Science (Asian Content) 
PSYCHOLOGY
PSYC 420 /520
PSYC 495
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Topics in Psychology (Asian Content)
SOCIOLOGY
SOC 395
SOC 395
SOC 395
SOC 396
SOC 395/396
SOC 306
The Filipino American Experience
Issues in the Filipino Community
Study Abroad
Filipino Culture and Society
Mind and Body Healing
Religion and Society
WOMEN'S STUDIES
WMST 401
WMST 495
Women, A Global Perspective
Topic: Courses with Asian Content

GENERAL EDUCATION FOR ASIAN STUDIES MAJOR

GENERAL EDUCATION (LOWER DIVISION 59-60 CREDIT HOURS)
____Written Communication (6 credits--ENGL 110C 211C, 221C, 231C)
____Oral Communication (3 credits-COMM 101R, 103R, or 112R)
____Mathematical Skills (3 credits-- MATH 101M, 102M, 162M; STAT 130M)
____Language and Culture (0-12 credits-- proficiency through 212F, not met by completion of an Associate's degree)
____Information Literacy and Research (3 credits--IT 150G; CS 120G, 121G)
____Human Creativity (3 credits-ARTH 121A, ARTS 122A, COMM/THEA 270A, MUSC 264 A, DANC 185A, or THEA 241A)
____Interpreting the Past (3 credits--HIST 101H required)
____Literature (3 credits--ENGL112L, 114L or FLET 100L)
____Philosophy and Ethics (3 credits-PHIL 110P, 120P, 140P, 230E, 250E, 303E, 344E, 345E, 441E, 442E)
____The Natural Science (8 credits- BIOL 105N-106N, 108N-109N, 115N-116N; CHEM 105N-106N, 107N-108N, 121N-122N, 123N-124N, 137N-138N; OEAS 106N-107N, 110N-112N or 111N-112N; PHYS 101N-102N, 103N-104N, 111N-112N, 231N-232N)
____The Impact of Technology (3 credits, CS 300T, DNTH 440T, ENGL 307T, GEOG 306T,
 HIST 304T, HIST 389T, HIST/SCI 386T, IT 360T, MUSIC 335T, POLS 350T, STEM 110T, STEM 370T, WMST 201S)
____Human Behavior (3 credits--ANTR 110S; COMM 200S; CRJS 215S; ECON 200S, 201S, 202S; FIN 210S; GEOG 100S, 101S; POLS 100S, 101S, 102S; PSYC 201S, 203S; SOC 201S; WMST 201S)
GENERAL EDUCATION (UPPER DIVISION)
____Option A: a Minor
____Option B: an Approved Certification Program
____Option C: a Double Major
____Option D: Six credits  of elective upper-division courses from outside of and not required by the student’s major 
and college
ELECTIVE COURSES (TO COMPLETE 120 CREDIT HOURS FOR GRADUATION)