Asian Cultures and Languages

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in Asian cultures and languages is offered with specialization in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Hindi/Urdu, Bengali, Malayalam, Sanskrit, or Tamil.

Major

Twenty-four semester hours, including 21 hours of upper-division coursework, in the language and culture of one of the following areas of specialization. A list of approved Asian studies courses related to the areas of specialization is available in the Department of Asian Studies. No more than three hours of internship coursework may be counted toward the major. NOTE: Twenty-four semester hours, including 18 hours of upper-division coursework, are required for the specialization in Japanese.

  1. Chinese
    1. Chinese 322 or 341
    2. Three semester hours chosen from Chinese 320L, 330, and 340
    3. Six additional semester hours of upper-division coursework in Chinese
    4. Twelve additional semester hours in Asian studies courses related to China, at least six hours of which must be upper-division
  2. Japanese
    1. Japanese 317C
    2. Japanese 320K and 320L
    3. Japanese 330
    4. Three additional semester credit hours of upper-division coursework in Japanese
    5. Nine additional semester credit hours in Asian studies courses related to Japan, at least six hours of which must be upper-division
  3. Korean
    1. Asian Studies 302D
    2. Twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in Korean
    3. Nine additional upper-division semester hours in Asian studies courses related to Korea
  4. Hindi/Urdu
    1. Twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in Hindi and/or Urdu
    2. Twelve additional semester hours in Asian studies courses related to South Asia, at least six hours of which must be upper-division. Three semester hours of upper-division coursework in Hindi, Urdu, or Sanskrit may be counted toward this requirement.
  5. Bengali
    1. Nine semester hours of upper-division coursework in Bengali
    2. Fifteen additional semester hours in Asian studies courses related to South Asia, six hours of which must be upper-division. Three semester hours of upper-division coursework in Tamil, Sanskrit, Bengali, or Malayalam may be counted toward this requirement.
  6. Malayalam
    1. Nine semester hours of upper-division coursework in Malayalam
    2. Fifteen additional semester hours in Asian studies courses related to South Asia, at least six hours of which must be upper-division. Three semester hours of upper-division coursework in Malayalam, Sanskrit, Bengali, or Tamil may be counted toward this requirement.
  7. Sanskrit
    1. Nine semester hours of upper-division coursework in Sanskrit
    2. Fifteen additional semester hours in Asian studies courses related to South Asia, six hours of which must be upper-division. Three semester hours of upper-division coursework in Sanskrit, Hindi, or Urdu may be counted toward this requirement.
  8. Tamil
    1. Nine semester hours of upper-division coursework in Tamil
    2. Fifteen additional semester hours in Asian studies courses related to South Asia, six hours of which must be upper-division. Three semester hours of upper-division coursework in Tamil, Sanskrit, Bengali, or Malayalam may be counted toward this requirement.