Asian Studies Minor

Asian Studies Minor

The Asian Studies Minor encourages students to make interdisciplinary connections while introducing them to the rich histories and cultures of world regions which have made major contributions to the human experience. Students are exposed to the background and current circumstances of increasingly vital parts of the globe and encouraged to engage in travel and study in Asia. The Asian Studies Minor has particular strengths in China, Japan, Vietnam, Southeast Asia, Korea, and India. It complements an array of majors, including business, communications, economics, education, history, performing arts, political science, sociology, and visual arts. The minor provides students with the background for a wide variety of jobs and for graduate study.

Minor Requirements:

The minor consists of a minimum of five courses and a minimum of 15 credit hours. Courses may be chosen from the following list and must include courses from at least two disciplines:

ART 225 Asian Art and Culture

BUS 450 International Business

CHI 110 Introductory Chinese I

CHI 111 Introductory Chinese II

CHI 250 Chinese Culture Through Film

CHI 138 Chinese Civilization

ENG 258 Asian American Literature

HIS 275 Intro to East Asian History

HIS 372 China in Revolution

HIS 373 Mao’s China

HIS 375 Modern Japan

HIS 376 China After Mao

JPN 110 Introductory Japanese I

JPN 111 Introductory Japanese II

JPN 116 Intro to the Japanese World

JPN 210 Intermediate Japanese I

JPN 211 Intermediate Japanese II

PHI 210 Asian Philosophies

PSC 250 Asian Politics

THE 269 Asian Theatre and Performance

Asia-themed courses not yet on this list require the consent of the Program Coordinator.

Further Requirements:
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses completed for the minor.

-No more than two courses in an Asian language may count toward the minor’s course minimum. (Note: JPN 116, CHI 138, and CHI 250 are not language courses.)

-Special topics courses, colloquia, independent studies, seminars, and study-abroad or travel courses may count toward the minor with the consent of the Program Coordinator.

-No more than two independent study courses, seminars, or travel/study abroad courses may count toward the minor’s course minimum.

-A minimum of three courses in the minor must be taken in residence at Eastern
Connecticut State University.

-Nine credit hours must be unique to the minor and not shared with other majors or minors.

Program Coordinator:

Dr. Bradley Camp Davis
Department of History
Webb Hall, Room 333

Faculty Teaching Asian Subjects

Mizuho Aussicker [World Languages and Cultures
Bradley Camp Davis [History]
Hope Fitz [Philosophy]
Gail Gelburd [Art History]
Okon Hwang [Music]
Fontaine Lien [World Languages and Cultures]
Jian-Zhong Lin [Literature] Qimin Liu [Art]
Martin Mendoza-Botelho [Political Science]
Bill Newell [Philosophy]
David Pellegrini [Theatre]

Connect with the Asian Studies Minor!

The Asian Studies Minor also offers student-centered programs as well as information about Asia-related events in the area. Find us at:

Revised March 2014