Asian Studies Minor

Interdisciplinary Minor

Twenty-one hours required, of which nine hours must be from a single area.

I. Language (6 hours)

  • JPN 201 (Intermediate JPN I)
  • JPN 202 (Intermediate JPN II)


  • CHN 201 (Intermediate CHN I)
  • CHN 202 (Intermediate CHN II)

or other Asian language to intermediate level with approval of program coordinator.

II. Liberal Arts – 15 hours, including HIS 211 or HIS 213.  At least one course must be taken from a discipline other than Japanese and History, i.e. Philosophy/Religion, Economic, Political Science or other discipline from approved topics course (such as Art, Theatre, etc.).

  • AST 270 (East Asian Cinema)
  • AST 355 (Doing Business in Asia)
  • HIS 211 (Asian Civilization I)
  • HIS 213 (Asian Civilization II)
  • HIS 302 (Traditional China)
  • HIS 316 (Modern China)
  • HIS 321 (History of Japan)
  • JPN 320 (Traditional Japanese Literature)
  • JPN 322 (Modern Japanese Literature)
  • JPN 370 (Special Topics in Japanese Literature)
  • POS 300 (World Politics)
  • POS 311 (Politics of the Pacific Rim)
  • POS 321 (International Human Rights)
  • REL 255 (Religions of the Ancient World)
  • REL 353 (Advanced Topics in World Religions)
  • Any topics courses subject to approval of program director, such as ART 370 (Arts of Asia), etc.
  • Participation in an internship program (MCLC 360 or other with approval of program director).
  • Study abroad program such as Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS) or Aichi Institute of Technology (AIT) exchange subject to approval of program director.

No more than one of the following courses may be counted towards the minor and the disciplinary distribution requirement.

  • ECO 410 (International Economics) (Please note – this course has two prerequisites)
  • POS 300 (World Politics)
  • POS 307 (Comparative Politics)
  • POS 407 (International Law and Organization)
  • POS 430 (International Political Economy)

Updated 10/2014