Asian Studies

Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary minor that includes language, literature, philosophy, history of art, politics, history, film, and culture.

Students take a minimum of 15 credits (five courses), including two semesters of consecutive Chinese or Japanese language.

Coordinator: Jean Amato  

Requirements

Complete two language electives in a single language.

Language Course Credits
AB 111 Elementary Arabic I               
AB 112 ARABIC II  
CH 111 CHINESE I  
CH 112 CHINESE II  
CH 213 CHINESE III  
CH 214 CHINESE IV  
CH 122 CHINESE CONVERSATION I  
CH 223 CHINESE CONVERSATION II  
JA 111 JAPANESE I  
JA 112 JAPANESE II  
JA 213 JAPANESE III  
JA 214 JAPANESE IV  
JA 122 JAPANESE CONVERSATION I  
JA 223 JAPANESE CONVERSATION II  

Complete three liberal arts electives.

Liberal Arts Course Credits
EN 257/FI 244 Major Movements in Chinese, Japanese and Korean Film                                  
EN 273 LITERATURE OF INDIA  
EN 281/FI 245 CHINESE CINEMA  
EN 302 GENDER AND NATIONALISM IN WORLD FICTION (HONORS)   
EN 338 INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND LITERATURE  
EN 371 CHINESE ODYSSEY: INTRODUCTION TO CHINESE LITERATURE  
EN 381 REGIONAL SELECTIONS IN ASIAN LITERATURE (HONORS)  
EN 382/FI 343 CONTEMPORARY CHINESE CINEMA (HONORS)  
FI 200/SS 202 BOLLYWOOD AND THE MAKING OF INDIA  
FI 204/EN 230 MARTIAL ARTS CINEMA AND ITS GLOBAL IMPACT  
FI 325 MAJOR DIRECTORS: AKIRA KUROSAWA  
FI 342 CONTEMPORARY KOREAN CINEMA  
HA 204 HISTORY OF EAST ASIAN COSTUME  
HA 211 ASIAN AMERICAN ART AND DESIGN  
HA 221 EAST ASIAN ART & CIVILIZATION  
HA 225 ART AND CIVILIZATION OF INDIA  
HA 226 ART AND CIVILIZATION OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD  
HA 229 KOREAN ART AND CIVILIZATION  
HA 240 MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY KOREAN ART  
HA 271 JAPANESE ART AND CIVILIZATION  
HA 303 TRADITION AND INNOVATION IN ASIAN ART & DESIGN  
HA 383 ART OF THE SILK ROAD: CROSS-CULTURAL ENCOUNTERS (HONORS)  
HI 206 PASTS IN THE PRESENT: MODERN CHINESE HISTORY SINCE 1800  
JA 113 JAPANESE CONVERSATION IN JAPAN  
MC/FA 204 IMAGES OF THE MIND: INTRODUCTION TO CHINESE CALLIGRAPHIC ART  
MC 305 Tang Poetry and Calligraphy: Classical Traditions of China (618-907 CE)  
PE/HA 210 DEVOTIONAL ART AND DANCE OF THE INDIAN SUB-CONTINENT AND WEST ASIA  
PL 143 INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN PHILOSOPHY  
SS 277 CULTURAL EXPRESSIONS OF NON-WESTERN DRESS & FASHION  
SS 306 KIMONO AND FASHION: A SOCIO-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE  
SS 356 ASIA IN MOTION: NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL AND TRANSNATIONAL RELATIONS  
SS 374 CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES  
SS 378 ASIAN GLOBAL POPULAR CULTURE  
SS 386 YOUTH SUBCULTURE, IDENTITY, AND FASHION: A SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE  
SS 393 POLITICS IN THE MIDDLE EAST (HONORS)   
SS 397 RELIGION AND GLOBAL POLITICS  

Please check the Undergraduate Catalog for course descriptions and any prerequisite information.