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Interdisciplinary Concentration in Asian Studies

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The Interdisciplinary concentration in Asian Studies can be substituted for a minor in many disciplines. It enables students majoring in other areas to gain a perspective on Asia through a range of courses focusing on Asian aspects of curricula in disciplines including History, Political Science, International Studies, English, Modern Languages, Religion, Philosophy, art History, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Business and Economics.

The Asian Studies Concentration requires 21 hours, comprising the following:

INST 1310 Introduction to International Studies or or HIST 2332 Introduction to Asian Studies HIST 4336 Topics in Chinese History HIST 4338 Topics in South Asian History

Six (6) hours in an Asian Language beyond the first two semesters. These six hours may be completed through language study abroad, with approval of the Asian Studies advisor.

With approval of Asian Studies advisor, students will select 6 hours from below: (1 course from each group)

a. HIST 4350 Topics in World History (involving or related to Asia), or POLS 4387 Topics in International Relations (involving or related to Asia), or BINT 4390 International Policies and Relations (involving or related to Asia), or a course involving or related to Asia from ENGL, RELS, MUSI, COMM, or CLST, or any course (involving or related to Asia) approved by the Asian Studies advisor.

b. CLST 3325 Culture Studies Theory, or PHIL 3325 Philosophy of Culture, or PHIL 3355 World Philosophy, or a course involving or related to Asia from ENGL, RELS, MUSI, COMM, ARTH, or POLS, or any course (involving or related to Asia) approved by the Asian Studies advisor.