Requirements for the major

For the Asian studies major, a student must complete 10 courses (9.25 credits):

1. Two courses in Chinese or Japanese above 112 or its equivalent

2. Asian Studies 275: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Asia (.25 credit)

3. Senior Seminar: Asian Studies 399: Asian Studies Seminar or 397: Human Rights/Asian Context

4. Six electives, with these stipulations:

  • At least two at level II or level III, taken on campus;
  • No more than two at level I;
  • No more than four elective courses about any one country;
  • No level I or II language courses may count.

 

Students who fulfill the language requirement through proficiency testing in an Asian language must take 9 courses (8.25 credits):

1. Asian Studies 275: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Asia (.25 credit)

2. Senior Seminar: Asian Studies 399: Asian Studies Seminar or 397: Human Rights/Asian Context

3. Seven electives, with these stipulations:

  • At least two at level II or level III, taken on campus;
  • No more than two at level I;
  • No more than four elective courses about any one country;
  • No level I or II language courses may count
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