ASN-IGP emphasis with an ASN Language Minor (49 units)
This emphasis is a second major in Comparative Cultural Studies (CCS) offered for students with a first major in either the Global Science and Engineering Program (GSEP) or the Global Business Program (GBP), which together are labeled as the Integrated Global Program (IGP). It requires 16 units of an ASN language (Japanese or Chinese), 9 units of CCS, and 24 units of Asian Studies. For more info on this CCS second major, contact Dr. Zsuzsanna Gulacsi (CCS), Ms. Melissa J Armstrong (GSEP), or Ms. Rebecca Deadmond (GBP).
Students who pursue an emphasis in ASN-IGP will accrue the following skills:
Critical thinking Accordion Closed
Graduates of the ASN-IGP Emphasis will have learned to assess the validity of arguments, evidence, and conclusions in scholarly publications regarding global knowledge of Asian Studies based on historical, cultural, linguistic, social scientific, and artistic analyses.
Critical reading Accordion Closed
Graduates of the ASN-IGP Emphasis will have acquired skills to identify and evaluate Asian perspectives, values, and claims made in original works and the scholarship regarding those works.
Effective writing Accordion Closed
Graduates of the ASN-IGP Emphasis will have demonstrated the ability to articulate a thesis, provide comprehensive analysis of evidence, and suggest well-grounded conclusions in a variety of professionally executed documents.
Civil discourse Accordion Closed
Graduates of the ASN-IGP Emphasis will know how to conduct themselves among their peers in terms of offering and being receptive to constructive criticism in regard to a global understanding of cultural differences and social conditions. ASN-IGP graduates will have the ability to negotiate cultural differences in social and professional contexts.
Interdisciplinarity Accordion Closed
Graduates of the ASN-IGP Emphasis will have familiarized themselves with interdisciplinary methods fundamental to global scholarly work in Asian Studies, including coursework in the following disciplines: Art History, Geography, History, Humanities, Languages, Comparative Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religious Studies.
Global Asian Studies awareness Accordion Closed
Students of the ASN-IGP Emphasis will graduate with an awareness of, and respect for, differing cultural viewpoints. Graduates will understand how expressions of human values and aspirations pertaining to various cultures are created and received, will evaluate conflicting claims, and will be able to apply this understanding to interpersonal and professional settings in their various post-graduate careers.