The Asia-Pacific Studies Minor is an interdisciplinary program of study across the humanities and social sciences. It is intended for students who want to develop a knowledge and understanding of the cultures, politics, societies, and histories of Asia and the Pacific Rim, either for their future careers or for their personal interest. The minor will provide students with knowledge of global processes that connect people, places, and technologies within the Asia-Pacific region.
The minor consists of a minimum of 20 credits (including 8 upper-division credits) from the following courses listed below. Although an Asian language is not required, it is highly encouraged; up to 8 course credits from Asian language classes at the 200-level or higher may be counted towards the minor. Courses taken while studying abroad may be used in the minor only with approval of the Asia-Pacific Studies Chair.
Program Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the Asia-Pacific Minor will be able to:
Demonstrate basic knowledge of the countries and cultures that make up the Asia-Pacific region.
Acquire knowledge of the historical complexity of the Asia-Pacific region.
Develop an understanding of contemporary issues and trends in the Asia-Pacific region.
Demonstrate an understanding of the research methods and theoretical approaches of a discipline in the humanities and social sciences.
Formulate well-organized and well-supported arguments.
Show evidence of critical thinking.
Minor Requirements: 20 Credits
Students must take at least 8 upper-division credits.