Asian Studies (Bachelor of Arts)
The Asian Studies major consists of at least 33 credit hours in courses from the Asian Studies listing (see Courses of Instruction; Asian Studies) to include the following:
- Completion of two years' (normally 16 hours) study of a language of the geographic subarea of concentration. No more than 16 hours of language study may be counted toward the major. For students who have demonstrated fluency in the language of the subarea of concentration (for instance, native speakers of the language), the language requirement will be waived. Such students will still be required to complete the 33-credit hour requirement.
- The remaining credit hours must include at least nine hours at the 100 level and three hours at the 200 level. These hours must be selected from at least three academic disciplines. Language courses may not be used to fulfill this requirement.
Note: Courses significantly but not entirely on Asia 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.