Chinese & Asian Area Studies
Chinese & Asian Area Studies is a multi-disciplinary minor that aims to provide students with a complex and interrelated knowledge base from which to understand China as a historical and cultural entity. The minor incorporates the study of language, the humanities and the social sciences. Students are encouraged to incorporate study abroad in their program and can complete the minor with an independent research project.
The Chinese & Asian Area Studies Minor, drawing on the breadth and strengths of departments in the Liberal Arts, will guide students into the field systematically through course work and education abroad opportunities as well as co-curricular activities such as lectures, symposia, colloquia, film festivals, and other events that will help students understand the matrix of Chinese culture. Students will come to understand China in its geographic, topographical and climatological richness; its linguistic, demographic, social, and other cultural formations; and its national and regional, social and political developments. Each student will have an adviser who will help the student create a set of courses that provides system and structure to the student’s development.
Chinese and Asian Area Studies Minor Requirements
& CHI 201
and Chinese IV
|CHI 310||Chinese Culture and Civilization||3|
|Chinese Culture and Baisc Language|
|Advanced Chinese Reading and Composition|
|Images of Women in Chinese Literature and Film|
|Calligraphy As a Window to Chinese Language and Culture|
|Chinese and American Intercultural Commu|
|Modern East Asia|
|China in Revolution|
|Women in East Asia|
|Asian Political Systems|
|Communist Systems: Politics and Policies|
Study Abroad or domestic experience within a Chinese linguistic context or business environment—study, service-learning or internships—may meet some of the requirements upon consultation with the student’s advisor. Students must take at least one course in the Chinese and Asian Area Studies Minor upon completion of Study Abroad or a domestic experience as described above.
Independent Research and Study courses and Baccalaureate Honors courses may be substituted in consultation with the Area Studies Program director.
Note: Students must receive a grade of “C” or better in courses required for the major or minor in the department. If a student receives a grade lower than “C” in a required course, the student must meet with his/her academic advisor to discuss the appropriate action that must be taken to remedy the situation.