Asian Studies Minor

College of Arts and Sciences
Interdisciplinary
Web: www.kent.edu/cas

The Asian Studies minor allows students to focus study on this significant world region. Courses are available on the geography, political science, history and the arts of Asia. It is also possible to study the Japanese language.

ASIAN STUDIES MINOR REQUIREMENTS (16-24 credits)
Course Title Credits
Non-language courses
Must be selected from three disciplines.
16
ANTH 38096 Individual Investigation in Anthropology (3) *  
ARTH 42022 The Arts of China (3)  
42023 The Arts of Japan (3)  
GEOG 37079 Geography of South Asia (3)  
HIST 31112 Chinese Civilization (3)  
41112 History of Modern China (3)  
41116 History of Japan (3)  
42297 Colloquium on Contemporary China and Japan (3)  
*49196 Individual Investigation (2-3)  
MUS 42151 Asian Music (3)  
*45311 Chamber Music (1-2)  
POL 30530 Asian Politics (3)  
40995 Selected Topics in Political Science (1-3)*  
40996 Individual Investigation (1-3)*  
Language Courses
Eight credit hours or equivalent required.
8
CHIN 15101 Elementary Chinese I (5)  
15102 Elementary Chinese II (5)  
25201 Intermediate Chinese I (5)  
25202 Intermediate Chinese II (5)  
HRTG 10101 Elementary I (Variable Language) (4)  
10102 Elementary II (Variable Language) (4)  
20201 Intermediate I (Variable Language) (3)  
20202 Intermediate II (Variable Language) (3)  
JAPN 15101 Elementary Japanese I (5)  
15102  Elementary Japanese II (5)  
25201 Intermediate Japanese I (5)  
25202 Intermediate Japanese II (5)  
TOTAL
16-24

*These and other selected topics courses that focus on Asia may be counted toward the
program if approved by the coordinator.

Minimum cumulative 2.00 GPA required for graduation.

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