Minor in Asian Studies

ASIAN STUDIES MINOR (18 HOURS)

  • An interdisciplinary Minor in Asian Studies requires a minimum of 18 hours.
  • Students pursuing an Interdisciplinary Minor in Asian Studies must take approved courses from at least three departments.
  • At least 9 hours must be at the 300 level or above.
  • The Director of the Asian Studies Program may approve other courses, whether completed at Eastern Kentucky University, another accredited institution of higher learning in the United States, or overseas, to meet any of the above requirements for an Interdisciplinary Minor or Certificate in Asian Studies.

I. Language and Immersion

(6 hours)

  • JPN 101-102: Conversational Japanese I-II, or
  • FLS 101-102: Conversational Arabic (Chinese, or any other Asian language I-II, or
  • Equivalent of the combined 101-102 level in any Asian language, or
  • 6 hours of study abroad in any Asian country or countries, or
  • 3 hours of study abroad in any Asian country plus 3 hours of a language indigenous to that country at the 101 level

II. Religion and Culture

(3 hours)

  • FCC 227: Japanese Culture and Civilization
  • REL 335: Islam
  • REL 340: Religions of India
  • REL 345: Religions of China and Japan
  • REL 350: Buddhism

III. History and Society

(3 hours)

  • HIS 320: History of the Arab World
  • HIS 321: Islamic Societies to 1800
  • HIS 322: History of the Modern Middle East
  • HIS 374: East Asian History to 1600
  • HIS 375: East Asian History since 1600
  • HIS 474: Transformation of China
  • HIS 475: History of Modern Japan
  • POL 312: Politics in China
  • POL 313: Politics in Japan
  • WGS 304: Gender Perspectives on Contemporary Terrorism

IV. Electives

(6 hours)

  • Courses taken to satisfy I, II, or III cannot also count as electives to satisfy IV.
  • Special-topics courses and the like count only when offered with sufficient Asian content.
  • ENG 200: Topics in English: ________
  • ENG 550: Topics in Literature: ________
  • FCC 210: Topics in Culture: ________
  • FCC 227: Japanese Culture and Civilization
  • FLS 101: Conversational Arabic (Chinese, or any other Asian language) I
  • FLS 102: Conversational Arabic (Chinese, or any other Asian language) II
  • GEO 347: Regional Geography: ________
  • HIS 204W: Historical Inquiry: ________Writing Intensive
  • HIS 300C: Topics in Non-Western History: ________
  • HIS 302C: Research Topics in History: ________
  • HIS 320: History of the Arab World
  • HIS 321: Islamic Societies to 1800
  • HIS 322: History of the Modern Middle East
  • HIS 374: East Asian History to 1600
  • HIS 375: East Asian History since 1600
  • HIS 474: Transformation of China
  • HIS 475: History of Modern Japan
  • HON 307W: Honors Seminar in the Arts: ________
  • HON 308W: Honors Seminar in the Humanities: ________
  • HON 310W: Honors Seminar in History: ________
  • HON 312W: Honors Seminar in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: ________
  • HON 320W: Honors Seminar in Diversity of Perspectives and Experiences: ________
  • HUM 360: Non-Western Traditions
  • JPN 101: Conversational Japanese I
  • JPN 102: Conversational Japanese II
  • JPN 201: Intermediate Japanese I
  • JPN 202: Intermediate Japanese II
  • JPN 295: Independent Work in Japanese
  • JPN 495: Independent Work in Japanese
  • PHE 190: Wellness Experience
  • PHE 355: Ethnic Dance Forms
  • PHI 390: Special Topics in Philosophy: ________
  • POL 312: Politics in China
  • POL 313: Politics of Japan
  • PSY 497: Topics in Psychology: Work & Life in Japan
  • REL 335: Islam
  • REL 340: Religions of India
  • REL 345: Religions of China and Japan
  • REL 350: Buddhism
  • REL 370: Special Topics in Religion: --------
  • UNP 200: Study Abroad
  • UNP 300: Study Abroad
  • UNP 400: Study Abroad
  • UNP 500: Study Abroad
  • WGS 304: Gender Perspectives on Contemporary Terrorism

Certificate in Asian Studies

ASIAN STUDIES CERTIFICATE (12 HOURS)

  • An Interdisciplinary Certificate in Asian Studies requires a minimum of 12 hours from the list of approved courses specified in Section IV. Electives, above.
  • Students pursuing an Interdisciplinary Certificate in Asian Studies must take approved courses from at least three different departments.
  • At least 6 hours must be at the 300 level or above.
  • There is no foreign language or study abroad requirement.
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