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asian studies

Asian Studies Program

Courses & Advising

ADVISING is an important part of the Asian Studies major and minor.  Students should expect to contact the Program Director regularly for advising about courses, plans to study abroad in Asia, and career preparation.

APPROVED COURSES for the Asian Studies major and minor

ART HISTORY

  • ARTH 2480  Survey of Asian Art 
  • ARTH 3481  Topics in Chinese Art (for advanced students)
  • ARTH 3482  Topics in Japanese Art (for advanced students)

ASIAN STUDIES

  • ASIA 3901 Asian Studies Directed Readings
  • ASIA 3902 Asian Studies Senior Thesis

CHINESE

  • CHIN 1416  Chinese Civilization (also fulfills part of the AI:  Society requirement)
  • CHIN 2001  Intermediate Chinese
  • CHIN 2002  Intermediate Chinese
  • CHIN 2003  Intermediate Chinese
  • CHIN 2100  Conversation and Composition
  • CHIN 3101  Advanced Conversation & Composition I
  • CHIN 3102  Advanced Conversation & Composition II
  • CHIN 3201  Business Chinese
  • CHIN 3300  Chinese Society in Transition
  • CHIN 3400  Chinese Cinema and Chinese Society
  • CHIN 3600  Topics in Chinese Cultural Studies

ECONOMICS

  • ECON 2330  China and the Global Economy
  • ECON 2510  The Asian Economies

HISTORY

  • HIST 1220  Warring States and Middle Kingdoms (also fulfills part of the AI: Society requirement)
  • HIST 1230  Asia and the Modern World (also fulfills part of the AI: Society requirement)
  • HIST 2810  Modern Japan
  • HIST 3861  American Occupation of Japan

JAPANESE

  • JAPN 2001  Intermediate Japanese
  • JAPN 2002  Intermediate Japanese
  • JAPN 2003  Intermediate Japanese
  • JAPN 2100  Conversation and Composition I
  • JAPN 2600  Conversation and Composition II
  • JAPN 3100  Advanced Conversation and Composition
  • JAPN 3701  Topics in Japanese Culture

MUSIC

  • MUAC 3498 Music, Dance, and Everyday Life in South Asia
  • MUEN 3401  North Indian Classical Ensemble (1 credit)

POLITICAL SCIENCE

  • PLSC 2200  Politics of China
  • PLSC 2220  Comparative Democratizations:  East and West
  • PLSC 2260  Politics of Japan

RELIGIOUS STUDIES

  • RLGS 2109  Religions of Tibet (also fulfills part of the AI: Society requirement)
  • RLGS 2532  Religions of China and Japan (also fulfills part of the AI: Society requirement)
  • RLGS 3814  Modern Hinduism
  • RLGS 3816  Hinduism Through Texts
  • RLGS 3820  Buddhism

COMMON CURRICULUM COURSES

One Common Curriculum course may be applied both toward a Common Curriculum requirement and the Asian Studies major or minor; credits count just once.  Or you may take more than one ASEM--the first will count toward your ASEM requirement, the second toward your major or minor.

Examples of courses:  

  • Analytical Inquiry:  Society and Culture courses that focus on East or South Asia
  • Scientific Inquiry:   Society and Culture courses that focus on East or South Asia
  • ASEM 2421  War and Peace in Japanese Film
  • ASEM 2532  Death & Dying in Hindu Traditions
  • ASEM 2643  Comparative Democratization
  • ASEM 2646  Dance in India
  • ASEM 2662  Testimony, Memory, and Allegory:  Representations of the Chinese Cultural Revolution
  • ASEM 2695  Religion and Politics in China

STUDY ABROAD COURSES

Study abroad courses taken in Japan, China and India must be approved in advance for credit toward the Asian Studies major or minor.  Please contact the Program Director for more information.

TRANSFER COURSES

Transfer students must take at least half of their Asian Studies major or minor course hours at DU.