Asian Studies Courses

Six courses (18 units, chosen from 3 disciplines) are needed to fulfill the Asian Studies Minor. 

Disciplines

Asian Studies
  • ASN 108 Gateways to Asia (or ARH 143, HIS 249, HIS 250,
  • HIS 251, HIS 297, REL 203–3 units required)
  • ASN 199, 208, 299, 399, 408 (Internship), 497 (Topics), 499
Art History
  • ARH 143 Arts of Asia – AHI, GD
  • ARH 269 Arts of China – AHI, GD
  • ARH 270 Arts of Japan – AHI, GD
  • ARH 370 Buddhist Art: Visual Lang. & Religious Context – AHI, GD
  • ARH 380 Islamic Art: Religious & Secular Arts of Islamic Asia – AHI, GD
  • ARH 440C Capstone in Art History (When subject is Asian)
Comparative Cultural Studies
  • CCS 250 Cultural Perspectives (when subject is Asian)
  • CCS 490C CCS Capstone (when subject is Asian)
Ethnic Studies
  • ES 206 Asian Americans in Film – AHI, US
  • ES 378 Asian American Experience – SPW, US
  • ES 391 Special Topics (When subject is Asian)
Geography
  • GSP 241 World Geography East – SPW, GD
  • GGR 348 Geographic Area Studies: Asia - SPW
History
  • HIS 230 History of the Islamic World before 1500 – CU, GD
  • HIS 231 History of the Islamic World since 1500 – CU, GD
  • HIS 249 Pre-Modern India – CU, GD
  • HIS 250 Pre-Modern East Asia – CU, GD
  • HIS 251 The Making of Modern Asia – SPW, GD
  • HIS 312 Gandhi’s India – SPW, GD
  • HIS 314 Contemporary India – SPW, GD
  • HIS 325 Modern China – SPW, GD
  • HIS 326 China Since 1945 – GD
  • HIS 331 Medieval Japan – CU, GD
  • HIS 332 Modern Japan – SPW, GD
  • HIS 378 The Asian American Experience – SPW, US
  • HIS 460 Studies in World History (when Asian history)
  • HIS 498C Capstone in History (when Subject is Asia)
  • HIS 520 Readings in Asian History
Humanities
  • HUM 261 Perspectives on Asian Humanities – CU, GD
  • HUM 362 Asian Images: India – AHI, GD
Languages
  • ARB (Arabic) 101-102, 201-202 - CU
  • ASN (Sanskrit) 199, 299, 399
  • CHI (Chinese) 101-102, 201-202 - CU
  • JPN (Japanese) 101-102, 201-202 - CU
  • LAN (other) 101-102, 201-202 (transfer credit)
  • LAN 399 Study Abroad
  • WLLC 150 Intro to Chinese & Japanese Lang. & Literature
  • WLLC 331 Chinese & Japanese Literature in Translation
Music
  • MUS 260 Introduction to World Music – CU, GD
Philosophy
  • PHI 150 Philosophies of the World – AHI, GD
Political Science
  • POS 361 Politics of Developing Nations – SPW, GD
  • POS 370 Asian Politics – CU, GD
Religious Studies
  • REL 150 Religions of the World – CU, GD
  • REL 203 Mysticism: Asia – AHI, GD
  • REL 206 Women’s Roles & Experience in Asian Religions –SPW, GD
  • REL 210 Judeo-Christian Scriptures – AHI
  • REL 295 Islam & Judaism in Modernity - AHI
  • REL 311 Judaism – CU
  • REL 331 Islam – CU, GD
  • REL 332 Islamic Art: Religious & Secular Arts of Islamic Asia – AHI, GD
  • REL 341 Hinduism – CU, GD
  • REL 351 Buddhism – CU, GD
  • REL 352 Buddhist Art: Visual Lang. & Religious Context – AHI, GD
  • REL 355 The Buddha – AHI, GD
  • REL 441 Seminar in Hinduism
  • REL 451 Seminar in Buddhism
  • REL 491C Capstone in REL (whenever subject is Asian)

Key (courses that fulfill Liberal Studies credit):

SPW: Social & Political Worlds
AHI: Aesthetic & Human Inquiry
GD: Global Diversity
US: US Ethnic Diversity
CU: Cultural Understanding