Requirements for the major

Requirements for the Asian Studies Major

The major consists of nine courses.

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

2. Senior Seminar:

  • Asian Studies 399: Asian Studies Seminar or
  • Asian Studies 397: Human Rights/Asian Context

3. 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 an additional elective course, for a total of seven electives.

Please see attached worksheet for specific course requirements.

Additionally, Asian Studies Majors are highly encouraged to spend a semester or year abroad.