Global Asia Studies, BA
This 36-38 credit multidisciplinary major program advances a cross-cultural understanding of Asia and the world and develops bilingual area specialists and professionals for graduate schools, government and international organizations or for employment in a globalized economy.
Students follow one of two tracks: Asian Languages and Cultures or Comparative Asian Studies.
Major Completion Summary
|University Core Requirements||44 minimum|
University Core Requirements (44 Minimum Credits)
See complete University Core requirements.
|Complete University Core Requirements||44|
Major Requirements (36-38 Credits)
|Tracks or Open Electives|
|Select one of the following Tracks or Open Electives:||36-38|
|Track I: Asian Languages and Cultures|
Senior Thesis 1
Elective Course 2
|Track II: Comparative Asian Studies|
Senior Thesis 1
Elective Course 2
All GLB majors must complete a research project (thesis) of their own choice in consultation with the faculty specialists in the program.
required for both tracks (3 credits) from either the Asian Languages course list or the Global Asia Topical course list.
Track I: Required Global Asia Topical Courses (9 credits) chosen from list below.
Track II: Required Global Asia Topical Courses (18 credits) chosen from list below.
|ART 220||Art History: Aspects of Asian Art||3|
|COM 213||Intercultural Communication||3|
|ENG 201||Writing in the Disciplines||3,4|
|ECO 374||Rising Powers: China's Economic Growth and Development||3|
|ECO 375||China's Financial System: Past, Present and Future||3|
|ECO 396V||Topic: From Wall Street to the Great Wall||3|
|GLB 101||An Introduction to Global Studies I||3|
|HIS 241||Modern China||3|
|HIS 242||Modern Japan||3|
|HIS 296A||Barbarians and Mandarins: China and Her Inner Asian Neighbor||3|
|HIS 296E||Topic: Tolstoy, Turks and Taliban: Russia's "Orient"||3|
|HIS 296U||Topic: Bible and Gun: Christianity in China since 1500||3|
|HIS 297F||Topic: Of Swords and Cherry Blossoms: Samurai Images Past and Present||3|
|HIS 340||Chinese Cultural Tradition||3|
|INT 196J||The Sacred and the Secular in East Asia||6|
|INT 297A||Hong Kong and Bollywood: Globalization of Asian Cinema||6|
|LIT 211D||The Individual and Society||3|
|LIT 211F||Worlds In Literature: The Asian Diaspora||3|
|LIT 345||Literatures of Diversity||3|
|RES 202||Great Ideas in Eastern Religious Thought||3|
|RES 296||Topics in Religious Studies||3|
|Note: students interested in a following topic course should check with the Global Asia Major program director about possible availability:|
|COM 296||Topics in Communication||3|
|HIS 297||Topics in History||3|
Track I: Required Asian Languages Courses (18-20 credits) chosen from list below.
Track II: Required Asian Languages Courses (9-11 credits) chosen from list below.
|CHI 101||Elementary Chinese I (Mandarin)||4|
|CHI 102||Elementary Chinese II (Mandarin)||4|
|CHI 263||Chinese for Heritage Speakers||4|
|CHI 280||Intensive Review of Chinese||3|
|CHI 283||Intermediate Chinese Conversation||3|
|CHI 300||Chinese Theater and Culture||3|
|CHI 301||Advanced Conversation in Chinese||3|
|CHI 305||Chinese for Professional Communication||3|
|CHI 380||Chinese Seminar||3|
|JPN 101||Elementary Japanese I||3|
|JPN 102||Elementary Japanese II||3|
|JPN 280||Intensive Review of Japanese||3|
|JPN 283||Intermediate Japanese Conversation||3|
|JPN 380||Japanese Seminar: Japanese for Professions||3|
|JPN 395||Independent Study in Japanese||1-9|
|COS 312||Introduction to Cultural Studies||3|
|HIS 380||Seminar on Historiography||3|
|LIT 329||Literary Theory and Criticism||3|
|WS 380||Seminar in Feminist Theory||3|
|GLB||400-level Asia Seminar||3|
|Open Electives 1|
|Select 35-48 credits||35-48|
Includes UNV 101 First-Year Seminar: Introduction to University Community required of first-year freshman students.