Asian Studies Minor


18 credits in minor courses, including:

LANGUAGE STUDY. At least 6 credits.
Choose 1 of the following options:6-8
2 courses/6-8 credits in Chinese language
2 courses/6-8 credits in Japanese language
Students who have demonstrated fluency in an Asian language relevant to the other courses they have chosen for their minor concentration (for instance, native speakers of the language), the language requirement will be waived, and courses from a third academic discipline can be substituted.
ASIAN STUDIES. At least 10 credits.
Course offerings for Asian Studies vary frequently and often include Special Topics, Topics In, and Honors College courses. Before registration each semester, a list of eligible courses is posted as a See Also list in the Schedule of Courses (Classic Version). Many of those courses will not show up immediately in students’ degree audits. The courses listed in this table are always eligible and should automatically be applied in degree audits.
Courses for the Asian Studies section of the minor must come from at least 2 other academic disciplines.
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL. 9-12 additional credits chosen from eligible courses, which regularly include:9-12
OPEN LEVEL. Up to 3 additional credits chosen from eligible courses, which regularly include:0-3


Ineligible Major: Asian Studies

Students completing minor in Asian Studies may not also receive the the B.A. in Global Studies with a concentration in Asian Studies or the minor in Global Studies with a concentration in Asian Studies.


Introductory and intermediate courses for various subject areas may be necessary to reach some of the courses that can be applied to the minor.

Other Information

In the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), only one course may overlap between a major and a minor or between two minors.

Courses for the minor and/or its pre/co-requisites that are cross-listed in the catalog or schedule of courses under another course prefix may be taken under that other prefix and still count for these requirements.

With the approval of the chair/director, courses that applied to the minor in previous years but have since been deactivated may be applied to this year’s minor requirements if they are reactivated.

For a Bachelor of Arts degree, no more than 45 credits in courses with the same departmental prefix may be used toward completion of the 120 credits required for graduation. For a Bachelor of Science degree, the maximum is 50 credits.

At least half of the credits used to complete minor requirements must be taken at the University of Vermont.