Asian Studies

Description
The Asian studies concentration is offered through the Center for Asian Research. It demonstrates knowledge of an Asian language as well as general knowledge of Asian history, art, culture, and society. The concentration provides students with official transcript recognition of specialization in Asian Studies.

Requirements 

  • Students must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours including 15 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • 15 semester hours of upper-division area studies course work in at least 3 discipline areas outside of languages and literature courses (such as anthropology, art, geography, history, political science, and religious studies) is required.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • 9 additional hours may be some combination of lower- and/or upper-division courses.  HST/REL 111 Introduction to Asia, HU, H, G (3) is recommended but not required. 6 hours may be satisfied with language and literature courses limited to 321 and above. See an Asian Studies advisor for a list of acceptable courses.
  • Students must demonstrate proficiency in an Asian language at the intermediate level. The language requirement can be satisfied by completing the 201 and 202 sequence, one year of study abroad at the intermediate level, or satisfactory placement on a proficiency exam. Asian languages include: Chinese; Hindu/Urdu; Indonesian; Japanese; Korean; Thai; Vietnamese.
  • A minimum of 6 upper division hours must be taken in courses offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Language

Proficiency through the intermediate level required. Languages include Chinese, Hindi/Urdu, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Thai, and Vietnamese. See Asian Studies advisor for more information.

A Second-Year course CHI 202, HIN 202, IDN 202, JPN 202, KOR 202, THA 202, VTN 202.

Area Studies: 15 upper division hours (300, 400 or 500 level courses). Courses must be from at least 3 different disciplines and none of the courses may be from the School of International Letters and Cultures (no courses from the following prefixes: CHI, HIN, IDN, JPN, KOR, THA, VTN or SLC.)

Electives: 9 hours, of which up to 6 hours may be satisfied with language and literature courses limited to 321 and above.
No more than 6 hours from the following prefixes: CHI, HIN, IDN, JPN, KOR, THA, VTN or SLC. HST/REL 111 Introduction to Asia, HU, H, G (3) is recommended but not required.

CHI, HIN, IDN, JPN, KOR, THA, VTN (language and literature courses must be 321 and above, electives only)

SLC (select courses on Asia, electives only)

Asian Studies Courses

ARS 444 OR FMS 426 Films of India (3) (Prerequisite: Minimum 45 hours; Credit is allowed for only ARS 444, ARS 544, FMS 426, ARS 494 (South Asian Cinema) or ARS 494 (Films of India))

ARS 472 Art of China

ARS 473 Art of Japan

ARS 475 Chinese Painting

ASB 325 Peoples of Southeast Asia

CHI 307 Introduction to Literary Chinese I, HU (3) (Prerequisites:CHI 302, JPN 202, or KOR 202 with C or better)

CHI 308 Introduction to Literay Chinese II, HU (3) (Prerequisites:CHI 307 with C or better)

CHI 321 Chinese Literature, HU (3) 

CHI 322 Chinese Literature, HU & G (3)

CHI 345 History o fChinese Medicine, HU & H & G (3) 

CHI 348 Pathways into Chinese Culture (3) (Prerequisite(s): CHI 202 with C or better. Credit is allowed for only CHI 348 or CHI 394 (Pathways into Chinese Culture))

CHI 430 Readings in Chinese Religions (3) (Prerequisites: CHI 308 (CHI 414) with C or better)

CHI 450 Classical Prose (3) (Prerequisites: CHI 308 with C or better)

CHI 461 Readings in Traditional Chinese Literature I (3) (Prerequisite(s): CHI 302; CHI 307 with C or better)

CHI 462 Readings in Traditional Chinese Literature II (3) (Prerequisite(s): CHI 302; CHI 308)

CHI 470 Modern Chinese Literature and Culture (3) (Prerequisite: CHI 302 with C or better)

GCU 326 Geography of Asia

GCU 432 Geography of China

GCU 433 Geography of Southeast Asia

HST 302 Studies in History, (HU or SB) & G & H (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102, 105, or 108 with C or better; minimum 30 hours)

HST 303 Studies in Asian History

HST 383 / CHI 333 / SLC 333 China

HST 384 China

HST 385/ CHI 335 / SLC 335  Chinese Science and Medicine

HST 386 / CHI 336 / SLC 333 Interpreting China’s Classics

HST 387 Japan

HST 388 Japan

HST 389 Japanese Society and Values: Premodern

HST 391 / SGS 381 Modern Southeast Asia

HST 392 Modern South Asia

HST 451 / CHI 451 / SLC 451 Chinese Cultural History

HST 452 / CHI 452 / SLC 452 Chinese Cultural History

HST 453 The People's Republic of China

HST 456 The Vietnam War

HST 459 Gandhi and the Politics of Nonviolence (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102 (or ENG 105 or 108) with C or better; minimum 55 hours. Credit is allowed for only HST 459 or HST 498, Gandhi: Politics of Non-Violence)

JPN 315 The Language of Japanese Popular Culturei: Gender and Onomatopoeia/Mimesis, G (3) (Pre- or corequisite(s): JPN 202 with C or better if completed; Credit is allowed for only JPN 315 or JPN 394 (The Language of Japanese Popular Culture I))

JPN 316 The Language of Japanese Popular Culture II: Honorifics and Dialects, G (3) (Pre- or corequisite(s): JPN 301 with C or better if completed; Credit is allowed for only JPN 316 or JPN 394 (The Language of Japanese Popular Culture II))

JPN 401 Reading Modern Japanese Texts I, (L or HU) & G (3) (Prerequisite(s): JPN 302 with C or better; SLC 202 with C or better)

JPN 414 Introduction to Classical Japanese (3) (Prerequisites: JPN 302 with C or better)

JPN 415 Advanced Classical Japanese (3) (Prerequisites: JPN 414 with C or better)

JPN 485 Literary Translation: Theory and Practice (3) (Prerequisites: JPN 401 and SLC 421 with C or better. Credit is allowed for only JPN 485 or 585)

KOR 321 / SLC 321 Korean Literature in Translation (3) (Credit is allowed for only KOR 294 (Korean Lit in Translation), 321, 394 (Korean Lit in Translation) or SLC 321)

KOR 347 Korean Film and Literature, HU (3) 

KOR 350 Women of Korea, H (3)

KOR 394 [*LOVE STOR* *EA* ASIA] OR SLC 394 [*LOVE STOR* *EA* ASIA]

KOR 394 [*GEN* *EMO* *EA* AS* LIT*] OR SLC 394 [*GEN* *EMO* *EA* AS* LIT*]

KOR 394 [*INTER* COM* *KOR*] OR SLC 394 [*INTER* COM* *KOR*]

KOR 494 [*TRANS* KOR* LIT*] OR SLC 494 [*TRANS* KOR* LIT*]

MUP 489 Ethnomusicology Ensembles (1) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)

POS 357 South Asia Politics

POS 358 Southeast Asia

POS 451 China, Japan, and the Koreas

POS 452 China

POS 468 Comparative Asian Foreign Policies

REL 338 / CHI 338 

REL 343 / CHI 343 Taoism 

REL 344 Religion and Values in Japanese Life

REL 345 Asian Religious Traditions

REL 346 Chinese Religions

REL 347 Religions of India

REL 348 Religion and Culture in Southeast Asia (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102 or 105 or 108 with C or better; minimum 24 hours; Credit is allowed for only REL 294 (Southeast Asia Global Crossroads) or REL 348)

REL 350 Hinduism

REL 351 Buddhism

REL 352 Modern Buddhism

REL 354 OR KOR 345 Religious Traditions of Korea

REL 355 Japanese Cities and Cultures to 1800

REL 357 Theravada Buddhism in South & Southeast Asia

REL 364 Islam in Eurasia and Central Asia (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102, 105 or 108 with C or better; Minimum 24 hours; Credit is allowed for only REL 364 or 394 (Islam in Eurasia & Central Asia))

REL 365 Islamic Civilization

REL 366 Islam in the Modern World

SGS 311 Urbanization in China

SLC 421 Japanese Literature in Translation, (L or HU) & G (3) 

VTN 321 Advanced Vietnamese and Literature I, HU & G (3)

VTN 322 Advanced Vietnamese and Literature II, HU & G (3) (Prerequisite: VTN 321)

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.

BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:

  • A meeting with your academic advisor to:
    Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
    Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration

  • One course meeting general studies MA requirement
  • ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)

BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better

BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
     Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better

For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses

For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2016-17

Campus

Campus

Tempe

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
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DARs Code

DARs Code

LAASNEMPH

College/School

College/School

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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