Asian Studies

Major

24 semester hours of Asian studies coursework, at least 18 of which must be upper-division, in one of the two areas of specialization listed below. Students specializing in East Asia must choose either the general track or the Taiwan track. Courses counted toward the foreign language requirement may not also be counted toward the major unless otherwise noted. A list of courses that fulfill the requirements of the areas of specialization is available in the Department of Asian Studies.

  1. East Asia
    1. General track
      1. At least three semester hours of coursework in East Asian history
      2. A three-hour Asian studies course related to South Asia
      3. Asian Studies 379
      4. 15 additional semester hours in Asian studies courses related to East Asia, preferrably in more than one East Asian cultural area. Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean language may be counted toward this requirement.
      5. Two years of Chinese, Japanese, or Korean to fulfill the foreign language requirement
    2. Taiwan track
      1. At least three semester hours of coursework in Taiwanese history
      2. A three-hour Asian studies course related to South Asia
      3. Asian Studies 379
      4. 15 additional semester hours in Asian studies courses related to East Asia, including at least six hours related to Taiwan, three hours related to China, three hours related to Japan, and three hours in upper-division Asian studies courses related to East Asia or in upper-division Chinese language courses
      5. Two years of Chinese language to fulfill the foreign language requirement, focusing in these courses on the traditional characters used in Taiwan
  2. South Asia
    1. At least three semester hours of coursework in South Asian history
    2. A three-hour Asian studies course related to East Asia
    3. Asian Studies 379
    4. 15 additional semester hours in Asian studies courses related to South Asia. Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in Bengali, Hindi, Malayalam, Pashto, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, or Urdu language may be counted toward this requirement.
    5. Two years of Bengali, Hindi, Malayalam, Pashto, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, or Urdu to fulfill the foreign language requirement