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.
- 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. 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.
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.
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 201 Art of Asia
ARS 472 Art of China
ARS 473 Art of Japan
ARS 475 Chinese Painting
ARS 498 [*CHIN* ART*] OR [*JAPA* ART*]
ARS * [*CHIN*] OR [*JAPAN*]
ASB 240 Introduction to Southeast Asia
ASB 324 Peoples of the Pacific
ASB 325 Peoples of Southeast Asia
ASB * [*ASIAN*] OR [*CHIN*] OR [*SOUTHEAST ASIA]
ECN 335 South Asia and the World Economy
ENG * [*ASIA*] OR [*CHIN*] OR [*SOUTHEAST ASIA]
GCU 240 Introduction to Southeast Asia
GCU 326 Geography of Asia
GCU 359 Cities of the World I
GCU 432 Geography of China
GCU 433 Geography of Southeast Asia
GCU 494 [*JAPAN*]
HST 106 Asian Civilizations
HST 107 Asian Civilizations
HST 108 Introduction to Japan
HST 111 Introduction to Asia
HST 201 Historical Themes in Asia
HST 240 Introduction to Southeast Asia
HST 245 OR SGS 245
HST 303 Studies in Asian History
HST 383 China
HST 384 China
HST 385 Chinese Science and Medicine
HST 386 Interpreting China’s Classics
HST 387 Japan
HST 388 Japan
HST 389 Japanese Society and Values: Premodern
HST 391 Modern Southeast Asia
HST 392 Modern South Asia
HST 394 [*SAMURAI*]
HST 451 Chinese Cultural History
HST 452 Chinese Cultural History
HST 453 The People's Republic of China
HST 456 The Vietnam War
HST 496 South, Southeast & East Asia Global Matrix
HST * [*ASIA*] [*CHIN*] [*JAPAN*] OR [*SOUTHEAST ASIA]
MHL 344 Music in World Cultures
POS 240 Introduction to Southeast Asia
POS 294 [*SOUTHEAST ASIA]
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
POS 494 [*ASIA*] OR [*JAPAN*] OR [*ASIA*]
POS 563 Comparative Asian Security Policies
REL 240 Introduction to Southeast Asia
REL 260 Introduction to Islam
REL 294 *ISLAM*
REL 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 350 Hinduism
REL 351 Buddhism
REL 352 Modern Buddhism
REL 353 Folk Religions of Korea
REL 354 Religious Traditions of Korea
REL 355 Japanese Cities and Cultures to 1800
REL 357 Theravada Buddhism in South & Southeast Asia
REL 365 Islamic Civilization
REL 366 Islam in the Modern World
REL 394 [*ASIA*] OR [*JAPAN*] OR [*REL* KOR*]
REL 405 [*ASIA*]
REL 460 Studies in Islamic Religion
SGS 294 [*SOUTHEAST ASIA]
SGS 311 Urbanization in China
SGS 381 Modern Southeast Asia
SGS 394 [*ASIA*] OR [*CHIN*]
THE * [*ASIAN* THEA*]
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
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- 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).
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