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Asian Studies Minor

Why Minor in Asian Studies?

The Asian Studies minor is intended to provide a solid foundation for a clear understanding of the history, culture, society, and politics of this critical region.

Requirements for the Minor in Asian Studies

Required Course:

 

  • POLS 0110 - Introduction to Asian Studies

Electives

With Asian Studies advisor approval, select five from at least three departments.

  • ART 0357 - Islamic Art
  • COMM 0180 - ST: Vietnam * COMM 0209 - Global Communication *
  • COMM 0213 - Global Film Studies *
  • COMM 0316 - Special Topics in Communication
  • EGST 0206 - Introduction to Islamic Studies
  • EGST 0211 - Indian Cinema: Gender and Identity
  • EGST 0212 - Introduction to Asian American Studies
  • EGST 0213 - Contemporary Issues in Islamic Studies
  • EGST 0221 - Women in Modern Organizations *
  • EGST 0305 - Critical Race Studies *
  • EGST 0355 - International Women’s Grassroots Movements *
  • EGST 0356 - Activism in Asian American Communities
  • HIST 0215 - Introduction to the Middle East, Africa and Asia *
  • HIST 0286 - Traditional Asia to 1700
  • HIST 0287 - Asia Since 1700
  • HIST 0290 - Special Topics in Comparative History *
  • MUSC 0104 - World Music *
  • PHIL 0108 - Major Religions of the East
  • PHIL 0211 - Asian Philosophy
  • POLS 0230 - Asian Politics
  • SOCI 0331-0334 - Special Topics in Sociology
  • LCHI 0101 - Chinese I
  • LCHI 0102 - Chinese II
  • LCHI 0103 - Chinese III
  • LCHI 0104 - Chinese IV
  • 300-Level Independent Studies *

Notes

* Requires Asian Studies advisor approval.

Additional courses may qualify for the minor with the approval of the Asian Studies Advisor.

 

    Clubs & Organizations

    International and Intercultural Club

    This student club will support students of other nations/cultures and students interested in interacting with students of other nations.

    Multicultural Student Association (MSA)

    The purpose of the Multicultural Student Association is to promote diversity and cultural awareness throughout our campus and community.

    OTAKU Club

    The primary purpose of the Westfield State Otaku Club is to provide members of the club with information pertaining to Japanese animation.