Asian Studies (B.A.)

The study of other languages, literatures, and cultures not only provides important perspectives on the world, but also sharpens analytical and reasoning skills, deepens understanding of English, and enhances the quality of one's writing. Linguistic and broadly-based cultural studies provide excellent grounding for various professional programs, including law, business, medicine or health sciences, teaching at the high school or university level, library and information science, and museum practice.

Students should refer to the CMLLC program requirements for admission, degree, and general education requirements.

Asian Studies: Chinese and/or Japanese Concentrations

A major concentration in Asian studies consists of a concentration in either Chinese or Japanese; or joint study of both languages.

Chinese OR Japanese Concentration

The major with a concentration in Chinese or Japanese requires thirty-three credits consisting of:

Select seventeen credits in language courses beyond first year proficiency including:17
(FC) Intermediate Chinese
(FC) Intermediate Japanese I
Intermediate Chinese II
Intermediate Japanese II
Nine additional credits
Select sixteen credits in elective courses (with a maximum of four of those credits earned in additional language courses)16
Total Credits33

Electives include but are not limited to the disciplines of anthropology, business management, history, economics, linguistics, philosophy, cinema, culture, literature, and political science. Further restrictions may apply and students should consult the undergraduate advisor of the language area for details.

Chinese AND Japanese Concentration

The major with a joint study in both Chinese and Japanese requires thirty-six credits,

CHI 2010(FC) Intermediate Chinese4
or JPN 2010 (FC) Intermediate Japanese I
CHI 2020Intermediate Chinese II4
or JPN 2020 Intermediate Japanese II
Select a minimun of three additional credits in one language3
The following courses should be done in a second language:
CHI 1010Elementary Chinese I4
or JPN 1010 Elementary Japanese I
CHI 1020Elementary Chinese4
or JPN 1020 Elementary Japanese II
CHI 2010(FC) Intermediate Chinese4
or JPN 2010 (FC) Intermediate Japanese I
CHI 2020Intermediate Chinese II4
or JPN 2020 Intermediate Japanese II
Select nine credits in elective courses in the disciplines cited in the above concentration 9
Total Credits36