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ASST Minor Course Tracking Sheet

Minor Requirements

The Asian Studies minor includes the following 21 hours:
HIST/JPNS A287 East Asian History 3

Choose a sequence of two of the following courses:

  • CHIN A100 First Year Chinese I and
  • CHIN A101 First Year Chinese II


  • JPNS A100 Modern Japanese I and
  • JPNS A101 Modern Japanese II

Choose one of the following to continue the above sequence:

  • JPNS A200 Intermediate Japanese I or
  • CHIN A200 Intermediate Chinese I

Choose nine hours from the following Asian Culture/History courses:

  • CHIN A201 Intermediate Chinese II
  • HIST/JPNS A360 Punishment and Power in Modern Japan
  • HIST A390 Chinese History I
  • HIST A391 Modern China
  • HIST/JPNS A392 Japanese History I
  • HIST/JPNS A393 Japanese History II
  • JPNS A201 Intermediate Japanese II
  • JPNS J250/HIST W276 Culture in Pre-Modern Japan
  • JPNS J267 Japanese Film & Culture
  • JPNS V251 Culture in Early Modern Japan*
  • JPNS V252 Modern  Japanese Culture*
  • JPNS V253 Japanese Animation and Culture*
  • PHIL U234 Buddhist Philosophy*
  • PHIL U237 Indian Philosophy*
  • POLS A200 European and Comparative Government
  • POLS A315 International Relations
  • POLS A320 U.S. Foreign Policy
  • RELS A310 Religions of Asia
  • RELS A411 Hindu Theology
  • RELS J253 Varieties of Hindu Traditions
  • RELS J260 Introduction to Islam
  • RELS J277 Tibetan & Indian Religions
  • RELS J377 Buddhism Across Asia
  • RELS U265 Spiritual Ways of China*

* Between fall 2014 and fall 2017, U-Z lettered courses may be replaced by comparable A-J lettered courses. Additionally U-Z courses may be discontinued if no replacement course is offered.