The Asian Studies Minor
The minor in Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary academic program that provides students with 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 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 global world.
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 ARTH 140, The Buddhist Temple; HIST 130, Introduction to East Asia; PHIL 175, Asian Philosophy; and THRS 112, Introduction to World Religions; and 12 Upper-Division Units from a minimum of two academic disciplines:
Economic Development of Asia
Other courses related to Asia may also qualify for the minor, including those offered through USD's International Studies Abroad. Please see the coordinator for approval.