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 2016-2017, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on October 1, 2016. Access the catalog of record at http://catalogs.sandiego.edu.
Four semesters in an Asian language and nine units from the upper division Asian studies courses from a minimum of two disciplines (listed below).
|18 units including: six lower-division units from the following:||6|
|ARTH 140||The Buddhist Temple|
|ASIA 194||Topics in Asian Studies|
|HIST 130||East Asia in Transformation|
|PHIL 175||Asian Philosophy|
|THRS 112||Introduction to World Religions|
|and 12 upper-division units from a minimum of two academic disciplines:||12|
|ARTH 360||Asia Modern|
|ASIA 494||Topics in Asian Studies|
|ECON 337||Economic Development of Asia|
|HIST 364||Topics in Asian History|
|HIST 365||China: Rise to Global Power|
|HIST 366||Japan: Samurai to Subaru|
|HIST 367||Women's Lives in East Asia|
|HIST 372||United States-East Asia Relations|
|MUSC 340||Topics in World Music|
|MUSC 357||Gamelan Ensemble|
|PHIL 476||Studies in Asian Philosophy|
|POLS 358||Politics in South Asia|
|POLS 367||Politics in Japan|
|POLS 368||Politics in China|
|THRS 312||The Hindu Tradition|
|THRS 314||Buddhist Thought and Culture|
|THRS 315||Islamic Faith and Practice|
|THRS 316||The Daoist Tradition|
|THRS 317||Religions of China|
Other courses related to Asia may also qualify for the minor, including those offered through the Study Abroad programs. Please see the director for approval.