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Asian Studies B.A.

All students must meet the University Requirements.

All students must meet the College Requirements.

Major Requirements

At least thirty-three credits in courses from the Asian Studies listing to include the following:

Completion of two years' (normally sixteen credits) study of a language of the geographic subarea of concentration (e.g., Chinese, Japanese)16
No more than sixteen credits of language study may be counted toward the major
Students who have demonstrated fluency in the language of the subarea of concentration (for instance, native speakers of the language), may substitute other Asian studies courses to fulfill the thirty-three credit requirement
At least nine credits at the 100-level 19
Three credits at the 200-level 13

Courses outside of language study must be selected from at least three academic disciplines.

Note: Courses that have a significant but not exclusive Asian component may be counted toward a student’s major requirements only if papers or projects relevant to their Asian subarea or their Asian thematic focus have been completed. The dean’s office must receive written approval from the advisor in order for these courses to be counted toward the major.

Students who major in Asian Studies and minor in an Asian language may overlap only one course as stipulated in the section on Distribution Requirements.