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Interdisciplinary Minor—Asian Studies

Director: David E. Staveley; Executive Committee Members: Inaam A. Al-Hashimi, Sachio Ashida, Sri Ram V. Bakashi, Betty W. Chan, Oh Kon Cho, Saladuddin Malik.

Asian Studies, an interdisciplinary minor of 21 credits, is designed to make students more knowledgeable about Asian societies and cultures in order to increase students’ understanding of the region. This program will benefit organizations which employ college graduates who have acquired knowledge on Asia. Students can enhance their future career possibilities while strengthening their appreciation for this diverse region.

Students interested in this minor should contact the Department of Political Science, FOB 228, (585) 395-2584.

The curriculum consists of the following courses:

Core Courses (2 courses, 6 credits)
  HST 387 Asian Survey
  CMC 418 Cross-cultural Communication
   
Language Requirement (6 credits)
One of the following languages:
  CHN 111 Beginning Chinese I
  CHN 112 Chinese II
  OR
  JPN 111 Beginning Japanese I
  JPN 112 Japanese II

The language requirement may be met in any Asian language including the above by demonstrating competency in these languages.

Electives (9 credits)

Any three courses from the following or other recommended courses:

In addition to the language requirement, courses taken at other institutions, or participation in overseas programs, up to 12 credits may be transferred with the approval of the Executive Committee of the program. For information and advisement contact: Dr. David E. Staveley, Director of Asian Studies Minor, Department of Political Science and International Studies, (585) 395-2584 .

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Last Updated 8/28/17