Asian Studies - Minor

The minor in Asian Studies is an academic program open to all students in the university. The minor is interdisciplinary in nature and includes Asian Studies courses in the humanities and the social sciences, as well as a capstone project. The minor is a valuable complement to the academic portfolio of any student majoring in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences, who wishes to add an international dimension to their intellectual profile.

Asian Studies Humanities Courses
Select two from the following: 16
Studies in American Literature
The Vietnam War/The American War
World War II in Asia and the Pacific
Traditional East Asia
Modern East Asia
Imperial China
Modern China
Twentieth Century Japan
Seminar in History
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Indian and Oriental Religions
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Asian Studies Social Sciences Courses
Select two from the following: 16
Intercultural Communication
Global Media
Communication and Contemporary Issues
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Asian Governments and Politics
Pacific Rim Business Behavior
Gender in Asia
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Asian Studies Capstone 23
Asian Studies Electives 33
Total Semester Credit Hours18
1

Or as approved by the director of Asian Studies.

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Course to be determined by the director of Asian Studies.

3

Select one course from those not used in humanities or social sciences or as approved by the director of Asian Studies.

Students must earn a "C" or better in all minor coursework.

Up to six hours of upper division Asian language courses (300 level or higher) may count toward the minor. If six hours of language courses are used for the minor, the required hours in Asian Studies humanities and social sciences courses will be reduced from 12 hours to 9 hours, and the Asian language courses will be credited as electives.

Students must complete a minimum of six hours of Asian Studies courses toward the minor at the 300 or 400 level in residence at Texas A&M University.

Please see the departmental advisors for electives and curricular offerings.