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The Asian Studies minor provides an inter-disciplinary opportunity for study and research focused on the variety of cultural regions of Asia (past and present), particularly South Asia and East Asia. The Asian Studies minor can incorporate courses in a range of areas, including anthropology, art history, Asian languages, history, literature, political science, and religious studies. Courses also frequently address international and cross-cultural issues intersecting with Asia. Through courses and events, the Asian Studies minor promotes awareness and expertise about the region and its connections throughout the world.
Admission into the Minor
Students are expected to formally declare a minor by completing the Change of Major/Minor Application online under the Student tab of myBama.
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|Code and Title||Hours|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Peoples of Asia|
|Survey Of Art III|
|Asian Civilization to 1400|
|Modern Asia since 1400|
|Religions of World|
|Survey Of Asian Religion|
|Credit Hours Subtotal:||6|
|Select six hours of Asian related electives||6|
|Select six hours of Asian related electives 300 and 400 level||6|
|Credit Hours Subtotal:||12|
Elective courses can be selected from a list approved by the Director of Asian Studies each semester, including courses such as the following:
|Code and Title||Hours|
|ANT 217||Peoples of Asia||3|
|ARB 301||Third-year Arabic||3|
|ARH 254||Survey Of Art III||3|
|ARH 455||Topics In Asian Art||3|
|CHI 301||Third-year Chinese||3|
|CHI 302||Third-year Chinese||3|
|CHI 350||Traditional Chinese Lit Trans||3|
|CHI 351||Modern Chinese Lit Trans||3|
|CHI 401||Advanced Chinese I||3|
|CHI 402||Advanced Chinese II||3|
|HY 113||Asian Civilization to 1400||3|
|HY 114||Modern Asia since 1400||3|
|HY 404||Modern China since 1600||3|
|JA 301||Third Year Japanese I||3|
|JA 302||Third Year Japanese II||3|
|JA 356||Traditional Japanese Lit Trans||3|
|JA 357||Japanese Literature & Film||3|
|JA 390||Topics Japanese Studies||3|
|JA 410||4 Yr Read/Write Japanese||3|
|JA 411||4th Year Spoken Japanese||3|
|JA 481||Directed Readings||1-4|
|JA 482||Directed Readings||1-4|
|REL 102||Religions of World||3|
|REL 220||Survey Of Asian Religion||3|
|REL 321||Rel & Ident in South Asia||3|
|REL 322||Tales from Asia||3|
|REL 350||Religion in Colonial Empire||3|
|REL 351||Asian Religions in America||3|
Grade Point Average
A 2.0 grade point average in the minor is required. Please see the Grades and Grade Points section of this catalog for an explanation on grade point average calculations.
A minimum of six hours of 300- and 400-level courses in the minor must be earned on this campus.
Grades in ancillary courses are not computed into the minor grade point average. The minor in Asian studies requires the following outside the minor: two semesters or equivalent proficiency in one language chosen from Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Tibetan or Vietnamese.
Additional Minor Requirements
Students are responsible for ensuring that they have met all University, College, major and minor requirements. However, each student must meet with an adviser in the major department for academic planning and to be approved for registration each semester. College advisers are also available for additional assistance with minor, College and University requirements.