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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.
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.
1. Foundation requirements (6 s. h., see major)
1. Two Required Courses (6 s.h.)
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