The Minor in Asian Studies

For program coherence, candidates in the minor are encouraged to focus their course work in a theme (e.g., cultural and artistic traditions, economic development, history, language and literature, political systems, religions and philosophy, social systems) or in a geographic area (China, India, Japan, Korea, or Southeast Asia).

Students must select courses from at least three departments and take a minimum of 6 upper-division units. No more than 8 units may be taken from any one program.

Course Requirements for the Minor: 18-20 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this minor.

Courses marked with an asterisk (*) may be applied toward General Education.

1 course selected from:

ANTH 200 Cultures of Asia 3.0 Inq * GC

This course is also offered as ASST 200.

ASST 200 Cultures of Asia 3.0 Inq * GC

This course is also offered as ANTH 200.

1 course selected from:

AAST 300 Asian Studies: Contemporary Social Problems and Prospects 3.0 FS * GC

This course is also offered as ASST 300.

ASST 300 Asian Studies: Contemporary Social Problems and Prospects 3.0 FS * GC

This course is also offered as AAST 300.

12-14 units selected from:

Note: No more than 8 units from any one department

AAST 152 Introduction to the Asian American Experience 3.0 Inq * USD

This course is also offered as SOCI 152.

ABUS 390 World Food and Hunger Issues 3.0 FS * GC

OR (the following course may be substituted for the above)

PSSC 392 World Food and Fiber Systems 3.0 FS * GC
ANTH 373 Pacific Cultures 3.0 Inq
ARTH 103 Far Eastern Art Survey 3.0 FS * GC
ARTH 461 Chinese and Japanese Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
ASST 399 Special Problems 1.0 -3.0 FS
CHNS 101 First-Semester Chinese 3.0 FS
CHNS 102 Second-Semester Chinese 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CHNS 101.
CHNS 103 Third-Semester Chinese 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CHNS 102.
CHNS 104 Fourth-Semester Chinese 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CHNS 103.
ECON 375 The Developing Countries 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ECON 103.
ECON 376 Economics of the Pacific Rim 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ECON 101 or ECON 102 or faculty permission.
GEOG 370 Pacific Rim Regions 3.0 Inq
HIST 373 East Asia Before 1800 3.0 FA * GC
HIST 374 East Asia After 1800 3.0 SP * GC
HIST 378 Chinese Women and Social History 3.0 SP GC
HIST 475 Modern China 3.0 FA GC
HIST 476 Modern Japan 3.0 SP GC
INST 446D International Relations of the Pacific Basin 3.0 SP

This course is also offered as POLS 446D, and POLS 346.

JAPN 101 First-Semester Japanese 4.0 FS *
JAPN 102 Second-Semester Japanese 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: JAPN 101 or faculty permission.
JAPN 201 Third-Semester Japanese 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: JAPN 102 or faculty permission.
JAPN 202 Fourth-Semester Japanese 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: JAPN 201 or faculty permission.
JAPN 330 Japanese Culture and Civilization 3.0 Inq GC
PHIL 202 Philosophy East and West 3.0 FS * GC
POLS 413 Politics of Developing Nations 3.0 SP
POLS 415D Comparative Government: Asia 3.0 SP
POLS 446D International Relations of the Pacific Basin 3.0 SP

This course is also offered as INST 446D.

RELS 110 Asian Religions 3.0 FS * GC
RELS 210 Chinese Religions 3.0 Inq
RELS 211 Japanese Religions 3.0 Inq
RELS 212 Hinduism 3.0 FA * GC
RELS 213 Buddhism 3.0 FS * GC
RELS 366 Mysticism: East and West 3.0 SP
SOCI 152 Introduction to the Asian American Experience 3.0 Inq * USD

This course is also offered as AAST 152.

SOCI 370 Population 3.0 FS