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.
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.
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.
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]
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Revised March 2014