The Asian Studies minor is offered by the departments of Anthropology, Art, History, Modern Languages, Music, Political Science, and Religious Studies. The program's objectives are to heighten awareness of the rich and diverse histories and cultures of Asia, to stimulate cross-cultural interest among students in the social sciences and the humanities, and to cultivate an appreciation of Asian arts and literatures. Students interested in an Asian Studies minor should contact the director, Dr. Qingshan Tan, at 216-687-9282, or the Interdisciplinary Programs Office at 216-687-3914.
Students wishing to minor in Asian Studies must complete:
- A minimum of 16 semester credit hours in designated Asian Studies courses from at least three different departments within the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.
- Three courses must be concentrated in offerings related to the study of either South/Southeast Asia or East Asia.
- At least one course must be completed at the 300/400-level in an area other than the area of concentration.
- ANT 394 Area Studies in Anthropology - Courses on Asia (China, India, Indonesia) are Asian Studies courses.
- ART 281 Introduction to Far Eastern Art
- ART 380 Art of China
- ART 383 Indian Art
- ART 384 Buddhist Sculpture
- ART 385 The Hindu Temple
- ART 394 History of Japanese Art
- CHN 101 Chinese I
- CHN 102 Chinese II
- HIS 271 Empire’s End: British Asia
- HIS 371 History of Japan
- HIS 372 Early Modern Japan
- HIS 373 Contemporary Japan in Historical Perspective
- HIS 374 Revolutionary Movements in Modern China
- HIS 381 Class, Gender and Sexuality in China: 1700 – present
- HIS 383 The Making of Southeast Asia
- JPN 101 Japanese I
- JPN 102 Japanese II
- PSC 221 Comparative Politics
- PSC 335 East Asian Politics
- REL 276 Eastern Religions
- REL 360 Hinduism
- REL 362 Buddhism
- REL 364 Islam
- UST 206 Megacities of Asia