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 OR CHI 210, HIN 202, IDN 202, JPN 202, KOR 202, MND 202, THA 202, VTN 202.

Area Studies: 15 upper division hours (300, 400 or 500 level courses). Courses must be from at least 4 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 /  FMS 426 Films of India (3) (Prerequisite(s): any 200-level or higher course in APH, ARS, ENG, FMS, HST, or MHL with B or better; Credit is allowed for only ARS 444 or ARS 544 or FMS 426 or ARS 494 (Films of India) or ARS 494 (South Asian Cinema))

ARS 472 Art of China (Pre-requisites: Minimum 50 hours; Minimum 2.00 GPA)

ARS 473 Art of Japan (Pre-requisite: Minimum 55 hours; Credit is allowed for only ARS 574 or ARS 473)

ARS 475 Chinese Painting (Pre-requisites: Minimum 50 hours; Minimum 2.00 GPA; Credit is allowed for only ARS 475 or 575)

ASB 325 Peoples of Southeast Asia

CHI 307 Introduction to Literary Chinese I (HU) (3) (Prerequisite(s): CHI 202, CHI 210, JPN 202, or KOR 202 with C or better)

CHI 308 Introduction to Literary Chinese II (HU) (3) (Prerequisite(s): CHI 307 with C or better)

CHI 321 Chinese Literature (HU) (3)

CHI 322 Chinese Literature (HU & G) (3)

CHI 345 Chinese Film and Civilization (3)

CHI 430 Readings in Chinese Religions (HU & G) (3)

CHI 450 Classical Prose (3)

CHI 461 Readings in Traditional Chinese Literature I (3)

CHI 462 Readings in Traditional Chinese Literature II (3)

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

GCU 326 Geography of Asia

GCU 432 Geography of China

GCU 433 Geography of Southeast Asia

HST 302 (*WOM* *WAR* *PEACE*} (Prerequisite(s): minimum 30 hours; Credit is allowed for only HST 302 or JST 302)

HST 303 Studies in Asian History (Prerequisite(s): minimum 30 hours)

HST 383 China OR CHI 333 

HST 384 China

HST 385 Chinese Science and Medicine OR CHI 335 

HST 386 Interpreting China’s Classics OR CHI 336 SLC 336

HST 387 Japan

HST 388 Japan

HST 389 Japanese Society and Values: Premodern

HST 391 Modern Southeast Asia OR SGS  381 

HST 392 Modern South Asia

HST 394 [*SAMURAI*]

HST 451 Chinese Cultural History OR CHI 451 

HST 452 Chinese Cultural History OR CHI 452 OR SLC 452 

HST 453 The People's Republic of China

HST 456 The Vietnam War

HST 459 

JPN 315 The Language of Japanese Popular Culture I: Gender and Onomatopoeia/Mimesis (G) (3) (Prerequisite(s): JPN 202 or JPN 210 with C or better; 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) (Prerequisite(s): JPN 302 with C or better)

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

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

KOR 321 / SLC 321 Modern Korean Literature (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102, 105, or 108 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only KOR 321 or SLC 321)

KOR 347 Korean Film and Literature (HU) (3)

KOR 350 Women of Korea (H) (3)

KOR 354 Religions of Korea (HU) (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102 or 105 or 108 with C or better; minimum 24 hours; Credit is allowed for only KOR 354 or REL 354)

KOR 394 OR SLC 394 Special Topics

KOR 457 OR SLC 457 (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours; Credit is allowed for only KOR 457 or SLC 457 or KOR 494 (Pre-modern Korean Literature and Cultural Exchange) or SLC 494 (Pre-modern Korean Literature and Cultural Exchange))

KOR 494 OR SLC 494

KOR 457 / SLC 457 Premodern Korea in a Global Context (3)

KOR 494 OR SLC 494

MUP 489 

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 OR CHI 338 The Daoist Bible: Daode jing, HU & L (3) (Prerequisite(s): Credit is allowed for only CHI 338, 394 (Daoist Bible: The Dao De Jing) or REL 338)

REL 343 Taoism OR CHI 343 Daoism, (L or HU) & G & H (3) (Pre-requisite(s): Minimum 24 hours; Credit is allowed for only CHI or REL 343)

REL 344 Religion and Values in Japanese Life (Prerequisite(s): Minimum 24 hours)

REL 345 Asian Religious Traditions (Prerequisite(s):  Minimum 24 hours)

REL 346 Chinese Religions (Prerequisite(s); minimum 24 hours; Credit is allowed for only CHI 346 or REL 346)

REL 347 Religions of India (Prerequisite(s): minimum 24 hours; Credit is allowed for only REL 347 or REL 394 (Religions of India))

REL 348 Religion and Culture in Southeast Asia (3) (Prerequisite(s):  Credit is allowed for only REL 294 (Southeast Asia Global Crossroads) or REL 348)

REL 350 Hinduism (Prerequisite(s):  Minimum 24 hours)

REL 351 Buddhism (Prerequisite(s):  minimum 24 hours)

REL 352 Modern Buddhism (Prerequisite(s): ; Minimum 24 hours; Credit is allowed for only REL 352 or 394 (Modern Buddhism))

REL 354 Religious Traditions of Korea OR KOR 354 (Prerequisite(s):  minimum 24 hours; Credit is allowed for only KOR 354 or REL 354)

REL 355 Japanese Cities and Cultures to 1800

REL 357 Theravada Buddhism in South & Southeast Asia (Prerequisite(s):  minimum 24 hours)

REL 364 Islam in Eurasia and Central Asia (3) (Prerequisite(s):  Minimum 24 hours; Credit is allowed for only REL 364 or 394 (Islam in Eurasia & Central Asia))

REL 365 Islamic Civilization (HU & H) (3) (Prerequisite(s); minimum 24 hours; Credit is allowed for only HST 336 or REL 365)

REL 366 Islam in the Modern World (Prerequisite(s):  minimum 24 hours; Credit is allowed for only HST 339 or REL 366)

SGS 311 Urbanization in China

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

VTN 321 Advanced Vietnamese and Literature I HU & G (3) (Pre-requisite: VTN 202)

VTN 322 Advanced Vietnamese and Literature II HU & G (3) (Pre-requisite: VTN 321)

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

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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

2019-20

Campus

Campus

Tempe

Advising

Advising

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

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

LAASNEMPH

College/School

College/School

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Concentration Contact