Asian Studies Minor

Coordinator: Assistant Professor Duan

The Asian Studies minor offers students an interdisciplinary program to study the history, geography, religion, languages, philosophy, economics and societies of this vast, diverse continent. Students can choose from a wide range of courses dealing with the culture and history of India, China and Japan, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, environmental issues in Southeast Asia, contemporary politics in India/Pakistan, Asian film and literature, and Chinese geography. They can study Chinese through the advanced-low level at Elon, and can study other Asian languages through the consortium and study abroad. The university also offers a unique series of Winter Term, summer and semester abroad opportunities in India, China, Japan, Vietnam, Singapore and Bhutan.

Courses must be chosen from at least two disciplines. Students are strongly encouraged to consider appropriate foreign language study and studying abroad in the region. Up to 16 semester hours of language study can be counted toward the minor. With the approval of the program coordinator, up to 12 semester hours of study-abroad credit can be counted toward the minor.


Minor Requirements:

Select 20 semester hours from among the following: 20 sh

General Asian Studies courses

APS 361-69

APS 481

ARH 2120ART HISTORY OF THE MODERN WORLD

4 sh

ARH 3200ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY ART

4 sh

COR 3050INTERDISCIPLINARY ZEN

4 sh

COR 3330RELIGION AND ART OF ASIA

4 sh

COR 3990ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

4 sh

ENG 2320LITERATURE OF EAST ASIA

4 sh

ENG 2350ASIAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE

4 sh

ENS 3100ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

4 sh

GEO 3100DEVELOPMENT AND THE ENVIRONMENT IN LATIN AMERICA, AFRICA AND ASIA

4 sh

HST 3210CHINA: EMPIRE AND REVOLUTION, 1800-PRESENT

4 sh

POL 3620INDIA AND SOUTH ASIA

4 sh

REL 1810BUDDHIST TRADITIONS

4 sh

REL 1820HINDU TRADITIONS

4 sh

REL 3120RELIGION GOES GLOBAL: FANATICS, FRAUDS, AND PEACEMAKERS

4 sh

REL 3500SILK ROAD: THEN AND NOW

4 sh

REL 3560CHINESE "RELIGIONS" FROM CONFUCIUS TO MAO

4 sh

REL 3570SAGES AND SAMURAI: RELIGION IN THE JAPANESE EXPERIENCE

4 sh

REL 3580SITES AND RITES: SACRED SPACE AND RITUAL IN WORLD RELIGIONS

4 sh

REL 3600HINDU GODDESSES: FROM MYTHS TO MOVIES

4 sh

REL 3610WOMEN, RELIGION AND ETHNOGRAPHY

4 sh

REL 3620Religion and Storytelling in Hindu Worlds

4 sh

REL 3630WOMEN IN ISLAM: VENERATION, VEILS AND VOICES

4 sh

REL 4600SPECIAL TOPICS

* REL 460 only applies when offered as "Ghosts Demons and Ancestors in Asian Religions"

Asian Foreign Language Courses

CHN 1010ELEMENTARY CHINESE I

4 sh

CHN 1020ELEMENTARY CHINESE II

4 sh

CHN 2010INERMEDIATE CHINESE I

4 sh

CHN 2020INTERMEDIATE CHINESE II

4 sh

CHN 3210ADVANCED CHINESE I

4 sh

Study Abroad Winter Term Courses

ACC/BUS/FIN 277

GBL 2360INDIA: SCIENCE, EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT

4 sh

GBL 2480BUSINESS AND CULTURE OF VIETNAM

4 sh

GBL 2800CHINA: THE FLYING DRAGON

4 sh

GBL 2860INDIA'S IDENTITIES: RELIGION, CASTE AND GENDER IN CONTEMPORARY SOUTH INDIA

4 sh

GBL 3620INDIA AND SOUTH ASIA: DEMOCRACY, DEVELOPMENT, DIPLOMACY AND CONFLICT IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

ACC/BUS/FIN 277: BUSINESS IN THE PACIFIC RIM (Multiple countries, varies by year).

Total Credit Hours: 20

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