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Asian Studies

Kathleen Uno, Program Director, (215) 204-7468
Monte Hull, Faculty Advisor, (215) 204-7711
411 Gladfelter Hall, (215) 204-1469

Note: Department chairs frequently change at the beginning of the academic year.  Students should contact departments for updated information.

Asian Studies Minor
Asian Business and Society Certificate

Asian Studies draws on the resources of many departments to provide a comprehensive program of study on Asia (especially East Asia). Majors may concentrate on a geographic area, field, or theme(s). By combining language with the study of politics, history, society, art, religion and philosophy, and literature, each student can construct a major tailored to individual interests.
Temple's campus in Japan can provide students experience abroad while taking their course work. The East West Club offers lectures, films, and career development programs, as well as fun and fellowship through extracurricular activities.
The curriculum gives students a foundation for living or working in Asia, or continuing their studies through developing a knowledge base, cross-cultural sensitivity, analytic thinking, and communication and writing skills in English and an Asian language. After graduation, students find employment in private firms, nonprofit organizations, or educational institutions. Some enter graduate programs in law, business, or academic fields, including Asian Studies.

Asian Studies Major Requirements (30 s.h. and Language)

Requirements For The Major, Minor, And Asian Business And Society Certificate

Additional Asian Studies Electives for the Major and Minor

Major:  Seven Asian Studies Electives; take in second year or later.  Must include courses cross listed in at least three different departments.

Minor: Four Asian Studies Electives (Any Category)

The Asian Studies Electives are selected by the student from the comprehensive list of Asian Studies courses on the Asian Studies brochure or website. The student's program must have a coherent geographical and/or subject matter focus, designed with the advice and approval of an Asian Studies adviser.

Language requirements for the Major and Minor and Certificate:

Major:  Completion of the fourth semester level of a language with a grade of C‑ or above.

Minor and Certificate:  Completion of the second semester of a language with a grade of C‑ or above.  Complete the 4 semester level course, or take an examination of oral/aural and reading skills in an Asian language approved by an advisor. (Or take high school or college courses in an Asian language.) 

The language requirement may also be satisfied by examination of oral/aural and reading skills in any Asian language approved by an Asian Studies head adviser. The requirement is waived for graduates from high schools with courses taught in an Asian language.      

Distinction in Major

Asian Studies majors may graduate with distinction in the major if they have a GPA of at least 3.5 in the major and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

Asian Studies Minor Requirements (18 s.h. and Language)

1. Foundation requirements (6 s. h., see major)
2. Four additional Asian Studies courses (12 s.h., see major)
3. Language Requirements: Completion of the second semester of a language with a grade of C- or above (see major)
4. Satisfaction of the requirements of a major and the university Core Curriculum.

Asian Business and Society Certificate (15 s.h. and Language)

1. Two Required Courses (6 s.h.)
Asian Studies 0100, Practical Asian Society (3 s.h.)
General & Strategic Management 0100, Intro. to Asian Business (3 s.h.)
2. One Economics course (3 s.h.)
Pick one
Economics 0250 International Trade (3 s.h.)
Economics 0251 International Financial Economics (3 s.h.)
Note: Non-business students, note prerequisites of Econ. C051 and/or Econ. C052
3. One Asian Studies Elective (3 s.h.) Choose to match language interest (see major).
4. One Asian Studies Writing-Intensive Course (3 s.h.) Choose to match language interest.
Note: Asian Studies W300: The topic changes each semester; check with department for more information.
5. Asian Language Co-Requisite (See major)

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