Yi Sun, PhD, Coordinator
The 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 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.
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 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 may also qualify for the minor, including those offered through the Study Abroad programs. Please see the coordinator for approval.