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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Asian Studies

University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (ASIA)

PROFESSOR ON-CHO NG, Department Head, Asian Studies

This is an interdisciplinary major, with a strong disciplinary core, for students who want a basic understanding of the background and contemporary aspect of East, Southeast, or South Asia. Students are expected to focus their coursework largely on one major Asian area.

For the B.A. degree in Asian Studies, a minimum of 124 credits is required.

Per Senate Policy 83-80.5, the college dean or campus chancellor and program faculty may require up to 24 credits of course work in the major to be taken at the location or in the college or program where the degree is earned. For more information, check the Recommended Academic Plan for your intended program.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 24 credits

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(3 of these 24 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR, GENERAL EDUCATION, or ELECTIVES and 0-12 credits are included in ELECTIVES if foreign language proficiency is demonstrated by examination.)
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in this bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 31 credits[1]

PRESCRIBED COURSES (6 credits)
ASIA 100 GH;IL(3) (Sem: 1-4)
ASIA 405Y IL(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (7 credits)
Select 4 credits beyond the 12-credit level of proficiency in an Asian language:
CHNS 110(4), JAPNS 110 IL(4), or the equivalent (Sem: 3-6)

Select 3 credits from the following: HIST 174 GH;IL(3), HIST 175 GH;IL(3), or HIST 176 GH;IL(3) (Sem 1-4)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (18 credits)

Select 18 credits from a department list with at least 12 credits of which are to be at the 400-level; independent study credits selected in consultation with adviser; additional further credits in language studies may be permitted up to 6 credits (credit received for a specific course will not count in more thant one category) (Sem: 1-8)

Courses not on the list that deal substantially with some aspect of Asia in any discipline may also count, pending approval of an adviser.

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

 

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2009

Blue Sheet Item #: 37-06-054

Review Date: 4/14/09

UCA Revision #2: 7/27/07

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