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Interdisciplinary Humanities

Asian Studies

Lower-Division Preparation

HIST 130 – Introduction to East Asia (3)
PHIL 175 – Asian Philosophy (3) or THRS 112 – World Religions (3)
Intermediate Mandarin or Intermediate Japanese, or
equivalent; or fourth-semester or equivalent in another Asian language

Major Requirements

12 units of Asian civilizations courses chosen from the following courses:
ECON 337 – Economic Development of Asia (3)
HIST 364 – Topics in Asian History (3)
HIST 365 – History of China (3)
HIST 366 – History of Japan (3)
HIST 367 – Women in East Asia (3)
HIST 372 – U.S.-East Asia Relations (3)
POLS 358 – Politics in South Asia (3)
POLS 367 – Politics in Japan (3)
POLS 368 – Politics in China (3)
SOC 351 – Modern Chinese Society (3)
Asian civilizations courses offered by the Languages and Literatures department or appropriate upper-division topics courses in these disciplines

12 units of Asian cultures courses from the following:
ENGL 364 – Postcolonial Studies (3)
ENGL 494 – Special Topics: Sanskrit (3)
MUSC 440 – Topics in World Music (3)
PHIL 476 – Asian Philosophy (3)
THRS 312 – Hindu Faith and Practice (3)
THRS 314 – Buddhist Faith and Practice (3)
THRS 315 – Islamic Faith and Practice (3)
Asian literatures courses offered by the Languages and Literatures department or appropriate upper-division topics courses in these disciplines

12 units of electives in the Humanities disciplines
HUMN 490 (1) and 495W (3)