University of Vermont

2012-2013 Catalogue

Asian Studies (Bachelor of Arts)


General Requirements

Specific Requirements

The Asian Studies major consists of 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). 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.

  • The remaining credits must include at least nine credits at the 100-level and three credits at the 200-level. These credits must be selected from at least three academic disciplines. Language courses may not be used to fulfill this requirement.

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.



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