Asian Studies Minor

The Asian Studies Minor is an interdisciplinary academic program that provides students an opportunity to supplement their major with a structured and directed program of study in Asian histories, religions, cultures, politics and societies. It is designed to help the students develop a nuanced and sophisticated understanding of Asian countries and their peoples and to enhance the students' awareness of themselves and their role in an increasingly globalized world.

Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2018-2019, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on May 1, 2018. Access the catalog of record at http://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

Minor Requirements

Option I

Four semesters (12 units) of Asian language study at the college or university level and three courses (nine units), including a minimum of two disciplines, from the upper-division Asian studies courses listed under option III.

Option II

Fourth semester competency in an Asian language and four courses (12 units), including a minimum of two disciplines, from the upper-division Asian studies courses listed under option III.

Option III

18 units, including two lower-division courses (six units), from6
The Buddhist Temple
Topics in Asian Studies
East Asia in Transformation
Asian Philosophy
Introduction to World Religions
and four upper-division courses (12 units), from a minimum of two academic disciplines, from12
Asia Modern
Topics in Asian Studies
Economic Development of Asia
Topics in Asian History
China: Rise to Global Power
Japan: Samurai to Subaru
Women's Lives in East Asia
United States-East Asia Relations
Topics in World Music
Gamelan Ensemble
Studies in Asian Philosophy
Politics in South Asia
Politics in Japan
Politics in China
The Hindu Tradition
Buddhist Thought and Culture
Islamic Faith and Practice
The Daoist Tradition
Religions of China
Total Units18

Other courses related to Asia, including study abroad courses, may also qualify for the minor under any of these options. Please contact the director for approval. Under all three options, a minimum of six upper-division units must be taken on the USD campus.