Minor: Asian Studies

 

Asian Studies at Weber State offers a Minor in Asian Studies, supports the Foreign Language Department's Japanese Minor, oversees courses in the Middle East Track, and cooperates with the BIS Program to offer a Bachelor's degree "BIS Asian Studies Concentration." Asian Studies courses are offered through a number of cooperating departments including History, Political Science and Philosophy, Geography, Foreign Languages, English, Honors, Sociology and Anthropology, Visual Arts, Health and Physical Education, and others.

Requirements

  • A grade of "C" or above in each course used toward the Asian Studies Minor (a grade of C- is not acceptable).
  • Fifteen credit hours of courses must be taken from at least four of the areas listed below.

(Courses taken which are part of the student's major will not count as fulfillment of the minor requirement.)

Course Requirements for Minor

Required Courses (15 credit hours)

Select 15 credit hours from at least four of the following areas:

Art

  • Art 2040 Introduction to Asian Art (4)
  • Art 3060 The Art & Architecture of India (4)
  • Art 3070 The Art & Architecture of China (3)
  • Art 3080 The Art & Architecture of Japan (3)
  • Art 3100 The Art & Architecture of the Islamic World (4)

English

  • Engl 3730* Literatures of Cultures & Places (3)
  • Engl HU2710* Perspectives on Women's Literature (3)

Foreign Language

  • 1010* First Year I (3)
  • 1020* First Year II (3)
  • 2010* Second Year I (3)
  • HU2020* Second Year II (3)
  • 3060* Grammar & Composition (3)
  • 3160* Introduction to Literature (3)
  • 3220* Phonetics & Phonology (3)
  • 3300* Foreign Language Journal (1)
  • 3320* Applied Language Study (1-3)
  • 3710* Business Language I (3)
  • DV3550* Cultural Heritage I (3) Variable Title
  • 3560* Cultural Heritage II (3) Variable Title
  • 3570* Special Topics in Culture (3) Variable Title
  • 3630* Literature Genres (3)
  • 3650* Literature Periods (3)
  • 3670* Literature Authors (3)
  • 3690* Special Topics in Literature (1-3)
  • 3850* Study Abroad (1-6)
  • 4300* Foreign Language Journal (1)
  • 4710* Business Language II (3)
  • 4620* Survey of Literature I (3)
  • 4630* Survey of Literature II (3)
  • 4850* Study Abroad (1-6)
  • 4960* Senior Seminar & Theses (3)

Geography

  • Geogr 3640 Geography of the mIddle East (3)
  • Geogr 3650 Geography of India & Southeast Asia (3)
  • Geogr 3660 Geography of China & Japan (3)
  • Geogr 3780* Geographic Area Studies (1-3)
  • Geogr 4800* Individual Research (1-3)

History

  • Hist 4530 Far Eastern History (3)
  • Hist 4550 Southeast Asian History (3)
  • Hist 4570 South Asian History (3)
  • Hist 4590 Middle Eastern History (3)
  • Hist 4740* Special Issues & Topics in Asian History (3)

Political Science

  • PolSci 3220 Politics & Government of Asia (3)
  • PolSci 4830* Directed Readings (1-3)
  • PolSci 4920* Short Courses, Workshops, Institutes, & Special Programs (1-3)

Philosophy

  • Philo 3550 Philosophy of Eastern Religion (3)

Physical Education

  • PE 1010 E/I/A Martial Arts (Karate) (1)

Sociology

  • Soclgy 4990* Seminar in Sociology (3)

Honors

  • Honors SS/HU2130 Great Ideas of the East (3)

Women's Studies

  • WS 2900/4900* Topics in Women's Studies (1-3)

*Acceptable when the emphasis and/or content are basically Asian Studies/Language or Middle East Studies/Language.

Should other courses relating specifically to Asia or the Middle East, either of an experimental or of a permanent nature, be added to the curriculum, these courses will be accepted as part of the Asian Studies Minor. To be a part of the Asian Studies curriculum, a course must have two-thirds Asian content.


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