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Asian Studies

Roman Cybriwsky, Program Director

335 Gladfelter Hall

215-204-7664

romancyb@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 coursework. 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.

The Asian Studies program will assist students in:

  • understanding the broad foundations of at least one major Asian culture, including the history, culture, and socio-economic-political organization,
  • recognizing the utility of different humanistic and social science disciplines in understanding a culture,
  • understanding the distinction between theory and data and the links between the two components while drawing generalizations from actual social experience,
  • recognizing the way language serves as a foundation of culture,
  • understanding the issues and requirements of cross-cultural communication, and
  • taking more initiative in educating themselves, to make analytical generalizations, to make ethical choices, and to feel confident in these and other exercises of personal responsibility.

Requirements for the Major

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Select two foundation 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
     
Completion of 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
   
         
Select one writing-intensive elective from the following list: 3  
Asian Studies 2097 Asian Diaspora   WI
Asian Studies 2098 Japanese Popular Culture and Literature   WI
Asian Studies 2696 Introduction to Islam   WI
Asian Studies 3696 Asian Women in Transition   WI
Asian Studies 4696 Modern Japan: Empire, War, Society   WI
         
Asian Studies Electives Six electives from three different subject areas. 18  
         
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. 

All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses. The specific writing-intensive courses required for this major are listed above and are identified by "WI" in the RCI column.

 

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 foundation 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*: 4  
Hindi
Chinese
Japanese
Korean
1002
1002
1002
1002
Hindi Elements II
Chinese Elements II
Japanese Elements II
Korean Elements II
   
         
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 & Society Certificate

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Two required courses:    
Asian Studies 2001 Practical Asian Society and Culture 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 Monetary 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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