Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary concentration at the major and minor levels of the special program in liberal studies/international & global studies concentration. It is intended for undergraduate students interested in pursuing an interdisciplinary study of the vast regions of east and Southeast Asia (mainland and maritime).
Major in SPLS/IGS with a concentration in Asian Studies. The major-level concentration in Asian Studies involves 30 semester hours of course work to include:
- 6 hours of course work, at the 300-level or higher, in on of the foreign languages of Asia (specially Japanese and Mandarin Chinese; other Asian languages may be approved by the Director);
- 6 hours of IGS core courses (IGS 200 or IGS 210; and IGS 400);
- 18 hours of course work on international and/or global topics corresponding to the four conceptual categories of IGS (society and politics; economics and development; arts and literature; belief systems and cultures), at least 12 of which must deal principally with Asia.
Second major in SPLS/IGS with a concentration in Asian studies. Must meet the same requirements as the SPLS major, with at least 12 hours taken outside the student's first major.
Minor in SPLS/IGS with a concentration in Asian studies. Required to complete 18 hours including the foreign language requirement (6 hours), an intro core courses (IGS 200 or IGS 210) (3 hrs), and 3 additional courses focusing on Asia (9 hours), with at least two (6 hrs) at the upper-level and representing at least two program categories.