Asian Studies Minor

Required Courses for Asia Studies Minor

Core Asian Studies Requirements (take one of the following: 3-4 credits)3-4
Historical and Literary Journey into Modern China
Chinese Culture & Civilization
The Modern Middle East
Modern Asia
Reinventing Japan
The Silk Road: Religion and Globalization
Japanese Culture & Civ
Philosophies of Asia
Buddhist Traditions
Asian Language Requirement (6 credits). Take any 101-102 sequence in the same language, OR take any two 101 courses in different languages.6
Elementary Modern Arabic I
Elementary Modern Arabic II
Elementary Chinese I
Elementary Chinese II
Elementary Japanese I
Elementary Japanese II
Upper Division Electives. Take any four (12 credits) of the following courses.12
History of Asian Art and Architecture
Monsoon Asian Civilization
History of Chinese Cinema
Age of the Shoguns
Japan's Meiji Revolution
Modern China
Modern India
Russia to 1917
Middle East/20th Century
Eurasian Borderlands
Soviet Union: Rise & Fall
Gender in Asia
Environ, Health & Sci in Japan
Science and Medicine in China
From Empire to Republic
World Environmental History
Classical Japanese Literature
Modern Japanese Literature
Outcast Literature
Japanese Text and Cinema
Total Credits21-22

Course Substitutions: Other appropriate courses, including those taken abroad, may be substituted with the approval of an Asian Studies advisor.

Study Abroad: Montana State maintains active exchange programs with overseas universities, including ones throughout Asia.  Students may spend an entire academic year abroad while paying Montana State tuition.  Contact the Office of International Programs for more information.