This minor directly supports RWU’s mission to “bridge the world” by fostering a student body comprised of global citizens who will explore the languages, cultures, histories and socioeconomic conditions of China, Japan and Korea. With over five thousand years of civilization, more than a billion people, and globally significant economies, East Asia plays an essential role in the modern world. Balancing liberal arts and professional approach, the minor will introduce students to the region’s complex traditions, rich cultural resources, and historical contributions, while fostering intercultural relationships between the United States and East Asia.
|ASIA||100||Foundations of Asian Studies|
*Study Abroad courses may be approved for substitution of this
requirement with the approval of the Asian Studies Minor Advisor.
Two semesters of an East Asian Language (Chinese
[Mandarin], Japanese, or Korean).
** Students must meet all prerequisites for all of the courses
listed below unless waived by the instructor.
Social Sciences/Professional (select one)
|ECON||330||Economics of Developing Countries**|
|HIST||281||Survey of East Asian History**|
|HIST||317||Studies in Asian National History**|
|HIST||381||Critical Periods and Topics in Asian History**|
|POLSC||340||International Political Economy**|
|POLSC||346||Foreign Policies of Russia and China**|
|SOC||330||Globalization and Identity**|
Humanities/Arts (select one)
|COMM||380||Visual Media in Cultural Context**|
|ENG||320||Studies in Global Literatures (with special topics focus in Asia)**|
|ENG||360||Studies in Ethnic American Literatures (with special topics focus in Asia)**|
|MUSIC||312||World Culture Through Music (China & Japan)**|
|THEAT||333||Asian Drama and Dance**|
|ASIA||450||Colloquium in Asian Studies|