- Asian Studies Major Requirements
- Asian Studies Minor Requirements
Degree Requirements for the Asian Studies Major
General College Requirements
General College requirements including the following requirements to satisfy the major.
To complete a major in the cross-disciplinary study area in Asian Studies, a student must satisfy the following requirements, designed to establish the breadth and depth of knowledge consistent with the goals of the Asian Studies study area.
Required Courses. At least 44 credit hours in Asian Studies cross-listed courses, as specified in a., b., c., and d., below. A grade of C- or better must be received in each course of the major and the cumulative grade-point average used to satisfy the major must be at least 2.00. Courses taken for credit/no credit may not be used as required courses.
- ASIA 200: Introduction to Asian Studies
At least eight credit hours in an Asian Language
to be completed in one of the following ways:
- Complete ILCC 101 and ILCC 102: Elementary Chinese I and II.
- Any Asian language at another college or university.
- Study abroad in an Asian country that includes intensive language study. Note: the Asian Studies coordinator must approve program.
- Demonstrate at least second-semester college-level proficiency in an Asian language. Note: students who major in Asian Studies are strongly encouraged to pursue additional coursework in Asian languages.
Additional elective courses:
24 credit hours in at least three separate disciplines of which 20 credit hours must be from any 300-400 level Asian Studies courses. Note: students fulfilling a major in Chinese Language (ILCC) may not use ILCC credit hours of Chinese language to fulfill this requirement.
Courses taken for the major should form a cohesive program and be selected in consultation with a faculty adviser from Asian Studies.
St. Mary's Project
St. Mary’s Project: eight credit hours. Note: Students who complete an interdisciplinary SMP of which only four credit hours consist in ASIA 493/494 must complete four credit hours chosen from any 300-400 level Asian Studies courses in addition to requirements above. Students who complete an SMP entirely outside of ASIA 493/494 must complete eight credit hours chosen from any 300-400 level Asian Studies courses in addition to requirements above.
Students preparing to begin their St. Mary’s Projects should submit a proposal to the program coordinator in the spring of their junior year. Proposal deadlines and procedures will be announced each spring. Students wishing to begin their SMP mid-year should submit a proposal to the program coordinator prior to the last week of scheduled classes in the fall semester.
Degree Requirements for the Asian Studies Minor
General College Requirements
- General College requirements.
- All requirements in a major discipline of study.
At least 24 credit hours (or six courses) in courses having an Asian focus, in all of which a grade of C- or higher must be achieved, as follows:
- Required course: ASIA 200: Introduction to Asian Studies
- Additional courses to total 20 credit hours (or five courses) in at least two separate disciplines. At least eight credits (two courses) of this total must be at the 300-400 level.
Asian Language Requirement
As a part of their course of study, students must fulfill an Asian language requirement in one of the following four ways:
- Complete ILCC 102: Elementary Chinese II.
- Complete the equivalent of Elementary Chinese II at another institution in an Asian language.
- Study abroad in an Asian country including intensive language study. Programs must be approved by the Asian Studies faculty.
- Demonstrate at least second-semester college-level proficiency in Asian language. Courses taken for the minor should form a cohesive program and be selected in consultation with a faculty adviser from Asian Studies.