When declaring the major, students submit a brief personal statement of intent.
Up to 16 transferred credits from study abroad may be applied to the major.
Majors in Asian Studies must receive no less than a C- in any course that is used to satisfy the program requirements.
When applying to graduate, students submit a short exit essay reflecting upon their intellectual development, along with one or more examples of their best written work.
|Required Courses (16 Credits)|
|Each major is required to complete at least two years of language study in either Chinese or Japanese. 1||16|
|Content Courses on Asia (21 Credits)|
|Each major is required to complete, by advisement, at least 9-12 credits in the Social Sciences (SOC)2 category and 9-12 credits in the Humanities/Arts (HUM/ART)2 category.||21|
|Among the required 21 credits, students must take at least 3 credits in an area of Asia beyond China or Japan, and|
|Introduction to Asia (or at least 3 credits in “Asian Studies Perspectives” courses, which include:)|
|Images and Ideas Asian Art|
|Introduction to Asia|
|Economic Development of Asia-Pacific|
|Great Bks Asian Classics (designated sections only)|
|International Politics of the Asia-Pacific|
Students with a high degree of language proficiency in these or other Asian languages may take 16 credits in other Asian Studies courses.
A current list of SOC and HUM/ART courses is available from the director of Asian Studies.