The minor in Asian studies is designed for students majoring in another discipline yet interested in acquiring knowledge of Asian nations and culture.
Students minoring in Asian studies must compete 21 units with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher in each course. No more than three courses (9 units) may be lower-division and at least four courses (12 units) from at least three disciplines must be selected from the list of upper-division courses. Students must select courses in at least three disciplines in consultation with the Asian studies program director.
There is no language requirement for the Asian studies minor, however, students are encouraged to begin the study of an Asian language. One 3-unit, 100-level language course may be applied toward lower-division course units.
Students should consult the Course Descriptions section of the catalog to verify prerequisites and should try to select prerequisite courses that fulfill GenED requirements.
A minor course of study allows you to complement your major with a broader body of knowledge. You can pursue your personal passion and academic interests while still fulfilling the requirements of your major discipline. Enhance your resume and transcript and make yourself a more marketable job candidate by building your knowledge base and broadening your educational experience.