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Certificate
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Certificate, Asian Business and Society
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Minor
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Minor
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Minor
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Minor
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Concentration, History
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Emphasis, Pre-Law
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Minor
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Language, Literature, and Linguistics
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Asian Studies

Sydney White, Program Director

221 Gladfelter Hall

215-204-7774

sydneyw@temple.edu

Kathleen Uno, Faculty Advisor
861 Gladfelter Hall
215-204-7468
kuno@temple.edu

Monte Hull, Faculty Advisor
630 Anderson Hall

215-204-7711
monte.hull@temple.edu

asianst@temple.edu

www.temple.edu/asian_studies

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.

Requirements for the Major

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Select two foundations courses from the list below.  May incorporate the study
of South or Southeast Asia, Asian Studies 1051, Asian Studies 1052, if approved
by the Asian Studies advisor.
6  
Asian Studies
Asian Studies
Asian Studies
Asian Studies
1801
2074
2501
2502
Chinese & Japanese Literature in Cultural Context
Geography of East and South Asia
Introduction to East Asia: China
Introduction to East Asia: Japan
  IS
IS
     
Complete the fourth semester of a language below*: 3  
Hindi
Chinese
Japanese
Korean
2002
2002
2002
2002
Hindi Intermediate II
Chinese Intermediate II
Japanese Intermediate II
Korean Intermediate II
   
         
Asian Studies Electives Seven electives from three different subject areas. 21  
         
Asian Studies 4096 Seminar in Asian Studies  3 WI
         
Total     30-44  
* The language requirement may also be satisfied by examination of oral/aural and reading
skills in any Asian language approved by the Asian Studies head advisor. 
   

Distinction in Asian Studies 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.

Requirements for the minor

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Select two foundations courses from the list below.  May incorporate the study
of South or Southeast Asia, Asian Studies 1051, Asian Studies 1052, if approved
by the Asian Studies advisor.
6  
Asian Studies
Asian Studies
Asian Studies
Asian Studies
1801
2074
2501
2502
Chinese & Japanese Literature in Cultural Context
Geography of East and South Asia
Introduction to East Asia: China
Introduction to East Asia: Japan
  IS
IS
         
Asian Studies Electives Four electives from three different subject areas. 12  
     
Completion of the second semester of a language below*:    
Hindi
Chinese
Japanese
Korean
1002
1002
1002
1002
Hindi Elements II
Chinese Elements II
Japanese Elements II
Korean Elements II
4  
         
Total    
18-26
 
         
*The language requirement may also be satisfied by examination of oral/aural and reading
skills in any Asian language approved by the Asian Studies head advisor. 
   

 

Asian Business and Society Certificate

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Two required courses:    
Asian Studies 2001 Practical Asian Society 3  
IBA

Asian Studies
2501

2511
Fundamentals of Asian Business
          or
Introduction to Asian Business
3  
(IBA 2501 and Asian Studies 2511 are cross-listed)    
     
Select one economics course: 3  
Economics
Economics
GSM
3563
3564
3566
International Trade
International Financial Economics
Global Strategic Management
   
     
Asian Studies Country Elective (See Academic Advising Center for list of approved
electives.) **
3  
     
Asian Studies Writing Intensive Elective (See Academic Advising Center for list
of approved courses.) **
3 WI
     
Completion of the second semester of a language below*:   4  
Hindi
Chinese
Japanese
Korean
1002
1002
1002
1002
Hindi Elements II
Chinese Elements II
Japanese Elements II
Korean Elements II
   
         
Total    
15-23
 

* The language requirement may also be satisfied by examination of oral/aural and reading
skills in any Asian language approved by the Asian Studies head advisor.

** The country of the Asian Studies Country Elective and the Asian Studies Writing Intensive
Elective must match the country of the language studied. For example, if the language
requirement is met with Chinese, then courses on China must be chosen for both the Country
and Writing Intensive Electives.

 

Asian American Studies - Minor

For more information on the Asian American Studies Minor, please see the American Studies page.

 

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