For further information regarding the Asian Studies minor, contact Dr. Chien Yu in the Management Department. Please note that during Fall 2017, please contact Dr. Sean H. McPherson in the Art and Art History Department, who will be serving as Interim Coordinator.
Required courses (15 credits)
Choose any five of the following courses from at least two academic departments. Courses used to meet the foreign language requirement (below) may not be repeated.
The Asian Studies minor requires a minimum of three credits of Chinese or Japanese or Arabic. In addition, students are required to take three additional credits of language or an Asian study abroad experience. Students can fulfill the six credit requirements either by (a) six credits of Chinese or Japanese or Arabic or (b) three credits of Chinese or Japanese or Arabic and three credits of an Asian study abroad experience (a study tour or other three-credit study abroad experience).
Complete Option A or B
A. Complete six credits of Arabic, Chinese or Japanese
B. Complete three credits in Arabic, Chinese or Japanese and three credits in an Asian study abroad experience
Second Year Seminars relating to Asia may be petitioned to be substituted for an Asian studies minor course. Study tours to Asia offered in different departments vary in special numbers. Courses taken from exchange institutions can be counted for up to half of the residency; for example, four out of seven minor requirements.
At least half of the minor (eleven credits) must be completed at Bridgewater State University.