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Asian Studies Program Requirements

The primary goal of the Asian Studies Minor at Baldwin Wallace University is to serve students who have personal and professional interests in learning more about Asia. With Asia's increasing international presence and influence, it is crucial to understand this region's historical, political, economic, and social experiences for students who seek to work in areas of international business, politics, and comparative studies in various fields. The course works for the minor combine the social sciences and the humanities as they investigate many dimensions of Asian life.

A student wishing to declare an Asian Studies Minor is encouraged to meet with the director of the Asian Studies Minor early in the student's University study to develop a plan for completing the minor's requirements. Direct all questions related to the minor to Professor Ellen Posman, new director of the minor, in the Department of Religion.

 

Asian Studies Minor

 

Students must earn a minimum of 19 credit hours distributed among the following requirements to complete the Asian Studies minor. (* = Prerequisite Required)

 

ASN

100I

Understanding Asia

3 credits

Complete one semester of Asian language (from CHI 101, 102, 201
or 202) 

4 credits

 

These Chinese courses are offered in the Foreign Languages Department at Baldwin Wallace University. Students with native speaking ability or those who have taken an Asian language course (e.g., Japanese, Korean, or Hindu) elsewhere are exempt from the language requirement. The latter group must show transcripts that includes such a course. Students with the language exemption must take another 4 credit hour elective course instead to complete the minimum requirement of the 19 credit hours.

 

Elective courses in Humanities and Social Sciences#

12 credits

Electives must include at least 2 courses at the 200-300 level and must include at least one course in Humanities and at least one course in Social Sciences.

 

#The following courses count as electives:

HUMANITIES:

ART

235F

Topics in Non-Western Art

3 credits

ENG

335I

World Literature (when focus is on Asia)

3 credits*

ENG

336I

Specific Genres (when focus is on Asia)

3 credits*

HIS

291I

East Asia

3 credits*

HIS

391I

History of China

4 credits*

HIS

236I

Women in Eastern Civilization

3 credits*

HIS

288I

Islamic History 600-1800

3 credits*

PHL 

199I   

Philosophy and Music of Asia                    

3 credits

REL

101I

Religions of India

3 credits

REL

102I

Religions of China and Japan

3 credits

REL

201I

Buddhist Culture in Asia

3 credits

REL

393I

Special Topics (when focus is on Asia)

3 credits*

SOCIAL SCIENCES:

ECN

362I 

Economics of Developing Countries               

3 credits*       

POL

314I

Comparative Foreign Relations (when focus is on Asia)

3 credits

POL

326I

Special Topics (when focus is on Asia)       

3 credits

POL

327I

Political change in Asia                                      

3 credits

SOC

350I

Modern China                                                     

3 credits

SOC

250I

Socioeconomic Development in South Asia

3 credits

           

 

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