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Asian Studies

The Asian Studies Minor is a group of courses focused on Asia that fulfills FIT Liberal Arts requirements in various bachelor programs. This interdisciplinary minor includes language, literature, philosophy, history of art, politics, history, film, and culture. Students take a minimum of 15 credits (which in Liberal Arts means 5 courses), including two semesters of consecutive Chinese or Japanese language from a selected a list of courses. No extra courses are required.

To sign up contact Jean Amato in B607 or send an email to

Language electives: choose 2 classes in one language from the following list:


  • Chinese I & II (CH 111 & 112)
  • Chinese Conversation I (CH 122)
  • Japanese I, II, III & IV (JA 111, 112, 213 & 214)
  • Japanese Conversation I & II (JA122 & 223)


Liberal Arts electives: choose 3 classes from the following list:


  • EN 257 Major Movements in Chinese, Japanese and Korean Film
  • EN 273 Literature of India
  • EN 371 Chinese Odyssey: Introduction to Chinese Literature
  • EN 381 Honors: Regional Selections in Asian Literature
  • HA 221 East Asian Art & Civilization
  • HA 225 Art and Civilization of India
  • HA 226 Art and Civilization of the Islamic World
  • LA 251 Contemporary Korean Cinema
  • PL 143 Introduction to Asian Philosophy
  • SS 277 Cultural Expressions of Non-Western Dress & Fashion
  • SS 356 Asia in Motion: National, International and Transnational Relations
  • SS 374 Cross-cultural Studies
  • SS 378 Asian Global Popular Culture
  • SS 393 Honors: Politics in the Middle East


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