Asian Studies, BA
An East Asia track in the Major in Asian Studies consists of four core courses, a language requirement and five electives; a South Asia track in the Major in Asian Studies consists of four core courses and seven electives (See Requirements for Details).
Minor in Cross-Cultural East Asian Studies
The minor in cross-cultural East Asian Studies is designed for students wishing to develop a broad, multi-disciplinary understanding of the cultures of East Asia (China, Korea, Vietnam, and Japan).
Minor in East Asian Languages
The minor in East Asian Language is designed to permit students focused language study in concert with coursework in allied disciplines. UMB offers Chinese and Japanese, with limited offerings in Vietnamese as well. Students in this minor must focus on one of these languages and complete coursework through the second year of language study.
Students interested in either of these minors must complete a “Declaration of Major/Minor” form, which can be obtained at the One Stop or from the Asian Studies office (Wheatley, 5-111). East Asian Studies is not housed in any one department. Students should consult with the faculty member closest to their area of interest.
Both minors have a seven-course minimum. Only one of those seven can be doubled counted towards another major or minor. Only one of the minimum seven courses may be taken pass-fail. Students must maintain a 2.0 average in the minor. (See Requirements for Details).