Asian Studies - Coastal Carolina University
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Asian Studies

Minor

The Asian Studies Minor is designed to augment your major field of study by equipping them with a wider perspective in Asian humanities, engaging you in explicit inter-Asian and Asian-non-Asian dialogues, and helping you acquire cross-cultural literacy. With courses in language, history, literature, art history, anthropology, geography, and politics, it aims to improve your competitiveness when pursuing advanced degrees or careers related to one or more Asian countries.

 

Coursework

Foundations (Choose One) 

  • ANTH 102 Understanding Other Cultures (3 credits)
  • LIS 122 Introduction to Intercultural Studies (3 credits)

Electives (Choose Five) 

  • ARTH 107 World Art (3 credits)
  • ARTH 219 Islamic Art and Architecture (3 credits)
  • ARTH 266 Arts of China (3 credits)
  • ARTH 288 Arts of Japan (3 credits)
  • ARTH 366 Early Chinese Art and Archaeology (3 credits)
  • ARTH 380 Twentieth-Century Chinese Visual Culture (3 credits)
  • ENGL 277 Literature Across Cultures (3 credits)
  • ENGL 371 World: Literature East-West Intersections (3 credits)
  • ENGL 475 Contemporary Asian Fiction (3 credits)
  • ENGL 477 Asian Film (3 credits)
  • GEOG 342L Forests and People (1 credit)
  • HIST 340 History of East Asia (3 credits)
  • HIST 347 Pre-modern Japan: The Rise and Fall of the Samurai (3 credits)
  • HIST 348 Modern Japan: From the Last Samurai to the Pacific War (3 credits)
  • HIST 349 Modern China: Reform and Revolution in the Modern Age (3 credits)
  • HIST 353 The History of India (3 credits)
  • HIST 440 Pacific Front of World War II (3 credits)
  • HIST 341 Modern Korea (3 credits)
  • HIST 445 Postwar Japan: The Political Economy of Rapid Growth (3 credits)
  • CHIN 115 Chinese Studies I (3 credits)
  • CHIN 210 Intermediate Chinese I (3 credits)
  • CHIN 211 Intermediate Chinese II (3 credits)
  • CHIN 311 Chinese Writing (3 credits)
  • CHIN 310 Chinese Conversation (3 credits)
  • POLI 334 East Asian Politics (3 credits)
  • POLI 335 Chinese Politics (3 credits)
  • POLI 336 Chinese foreign policy and US-China relations (3 credits)
  • RELG 104 Introduction to Asian Religions (3 credits)
  • RELG 320 Introduction to Buddhism (3 credits)
  • RELG 322 Introduction to Islam (3 credits)
  • RELG 324 Hinduism (3 credits)
  • RELG 326 Buddhism in Literature and Film (3 credits)
  • RELG 331 The Qur'an (3 credits)
  • RELG 350 Lives of Hindu and Buddhist Saints (3 credits)
  • RELG 351 Religion of India (3 credits)
  • RELG 352 Zen Buddhism (3 credits)

Related Minors and Certificate Programs

  • Islamic Studies 
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • African and African Diaspora Studies