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Asian Studies Minor

Phone: 843.953.6313

Mary Beth Heston, Director

The Asian studies minor is an interdisciplinary program intended to introduce students to the diverse cultures and regions of Asia through the study of history, politics, languages and literature, visual arts, religion, and economics.

Requirements

Credit Hours: 18

Core courses

Choose one (3 credit hours):

ASST 101

Introduction to Asian Studies or

ARTH 103

History of Asian Art or

ASST 105

Value and Tradition in Asian Civilization

Electives (15 credit hours from list below):

The elective courses must be chosen from at least three different disciplines and with no more than 12 hours in one geographic region (for example, South Asia, Southeast Asia, China or Japan). Language courses beyond the 200 level may count toward the minor. No more than 6 hours at the 100 level may be counted toward the minor.

ARBC 313

Conversation and Composition I

ARBC 314

Conversation and Composition II

ARBC 343

Advanced Arabic Conversation and Composition

ARBC 420

Independent Study in Arabic Language

ARST 100

Introduction to Arab and Islam World Studies

ARST 240

Special Topics in Arabic Studies

ARST 273

Role of Qur'an in Contemporary Islam

ARST 340

Special Topics in Arabic Studies

ARST 420

Independent Study

ARTH 103

Survey of Asian Art

ARTH 241

Art of India

ARTH 242

Art of China

ARTH 243

Art of Japan

ARTH 321

Hindu Myth and Image

ARTH 322

Indian Painting

ASST 240

Special Topics in Asian Studies

ASST 340

Special Topics in Asian Studies

ASST 390

Independent Study in Asian Studies

CHNS 313

Conversation and Composition I

CHNS 314

Conversation and Composition II

CHNS 343

Advanced Chinese Conversation and Composition

CHNS 390

Special Topics in Chinese Literature

CHST 100

Chinese Civilization

CHST 240

Special Topics in Chinese Studies

CHST 270

Stories of Chinese Youth: Chinese Cinema

CHST 340

Special Topics in Chinese Studies

ENGL 234

Survey of Third World Masterpieces

ENGL 358

Colonial and Postcolonial British Literature

HIST 250

Special Topics in Comparative/ Transnational History (as appropriate to Asian studies)

HIST 261

Special Topics in Modern Asia, Africa or Latin America (as appropriate to Asian studies)

HIST 276

Medieval Islamic Civilization

HIST 282

China to 1800

HIST 283

Modern China

HIST 286

Japan to 1800

HIST 287

Modern Japan

HIST 350

Special Topics in Comparative/ Transnational History (as appropriate to Asian studies)

HIST 361

Special Topics in Modern Asia, Africa or Latin America (as appropriate to Asian studies)

HIST 461

Research Seminar in Modern Asia, Africa, or Latin America (as appropriate to Asian studies)

JPNS 313

Conversation and Composition I

JPNS 314

Conversation and Composition II

JPNS 343

Advanced Japanese Conversation and Composition

JPNS 390

Special Topics

LTAR 220

Modern Arabic Fiction in Translation

LTAR 221

Islamic World Literature (in English Translation)

LTAR 250

Arabic Literature in (English) Translation

LTAR 270

Studies in Arab Cinema

LTAR 382

Arab Women Writers

LTCH 210

Traditional Chinese Literature in Translation

LTCH 220

Modern Chinese Literature in Translation

LTCH 250

Chinese Literature in Translation

LTJP 250

Japanese Literature in Translation

LTJP 350

Japanese Literature in Translation

LTJP 390

Special Topics in Japanese Literature in Translation

PHIL 234

Eastern Philosophy

POLI 343

Politics of East Asia

POLI 344

Politics of the Middle East

POLI 345

Politics of China

POLI 346

Politics of Southeast Asia

POLI 359

Special Topics in Comparative Politics (as appropriate to Asian studies)

RELS 205

Sacred Texts of the East

RELS 235

The Islamic Tradition

RELS 240

The Buddhist Tradition

RELS 245

The Hindu Tradition

RELS 248

Religions of China and Japan

RELS 340

Advanced Topics in Asian Religions

RELS 348

Asian Religions in America