+ Asian Studies
Shatzel Hall, 419-372-7814
completion of the baccalaureate degree, students
in Asian studies are expected to:
Know historical, cultural, economic, political,
and social developments of selected countries
in east Asia (China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam),
south Asia (India), and southeast Asia (Philippines,
Indonesia); recognize the diversity of Asia;
and identify basic practices and theories
of major Asian beliefs and institutions;
an advanced level of understanding of a chosen
a specialized knowledge of the United States
as a major Pacific nation and cultivate historical
empathy with Asia;
at least one discipline (political science,
geography, history, philosophy) and gain special
skills unique to that disciplinefor
example methodology, critical thinking, information
gathering, or analysis;
a college-level language fluency in speaking,
reading, and writing in at least one Asian
language (Japanese, Chinese, Korean).
Bachelor of Arts (36 hours) minor
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for 2007-2008 course requirements
The Asian studies program offers an interdisciplinary
curriculum of studies on Asia. Students complete
a minimum of 36 credit hours from the list of
the core courses and the elective courses.
courses may be approved by the program advisor.
Students must fulfill the foreign language requirement
by completing Chinese or Japanese at the 202
level or demonstrate competency in one Asian
language. This may be done by completing intensive
Asian language and culture courses through student
exchange programs in Asia. The students who
wish to enter non-teaching careers are encouraged
to develop a second major or minor in history,
political science, economics, geography, etc.
Dual degrees can also be pursued in the areas
of comparative education, ethnomusicology, international
21 hours selected from the core and elective
courses in consultation with the Asian studies
advisor. No Asian language required.
exchange and internship programs
The Asian studies program annually sends selected
undergraduate students to Asia as exchange students
or student interns. Students earn credits transferable
to the University. See Special
Academic Programs and Services or contact
the Asian studies program advisor for information.
Up to six scholarships are awarded annually
to students majoring or minoring in Asian Studies.
Recipients are recognized at the College of
Arts and Sciences Dean's reception in April.
See the Asian Studies program advisor for details.