Asia is the home of the most ancient and longest-lived civilizations the world has witnessed and of most of the world’s present population.
Many of the momentous events of modern times can be evoked by the names of Asian countries: Japan, China, Korea, Vietnam, India, Pakistan, Southeast Asian countries, and Middle Eastern countries. The resolution of many of today’s pressing issues requires an understanding of the needs and interests of the Asian peoples.
Declaring a Minor
Current students can declare a minor in this program through their myUPEI account.
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The Korean Studies minor consists of twenty-one (21) semester hours of credit (seven courses in total). To obtain a degree with a Minor in Korean Studies, a student must successfully complete:
- Either AST 2010 or AST 2020
- One Korean language course (either AST 1012 or AST 1022)
- Two courses from the Korean Studies Courses group (AST 2101, 2201, 2301, 2401, 3101, 3201, 3301)
- Three courses taken from: the Asian Language Courses group, Korean Studies Courses group, Asian Studies Elective group, and/or Asian Studies Special Topics/Directed Studies group.
Note: Students are allowed to declare only one minor option: either Asian Studies or Korean Studies.
For any questions or further guidelines, see Ms. Susie Jay (Secretary of Asian Studies, Main 330), call her at (902) 566-0480, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Asian Studies Courses
2010 Introduction to West Asia
2020 Introduction to East Asia
Special Topics and Directed Studies
2090 Special Topics
3090 Special Topics
4090 Special Topics
4510-4520 Directed Studies
Asian Language Courses
1010 Introduction to [a selected language not listed below] I
1020 Introduction to [a selected language not listed below] II
1011 Introduction to Japanese I
1012 Introduction to Korean I
1013 Introduction to Mandarin Chinese I
1021 Introduction to Japanese II
1022 Introduction to Korean II
1023 Introduction to Mandarin Chinese II
Korean Studies Courses
2101 Korean Civilization
2201 Korean Society and Culture
2301 Korean Religions
2401 Media and Pop-culture in South Korea
3101 Modern Korean History
3201 Korean Art: Traditional and Modern
3301 Korean Cinema
Asian Studies Electives
Peoples and Cultures
Sociology/Anthropology 2120 Peoples of South Asia
Religion and the Arts
Religious Studies 2210 Buddhism East and West
Religious Studies 2420 Hindu Religious Tradition
Religious Studies 2510 Japanese Religion and Culture
Religious Studies 2610 Religion and Philosophy in China
History and Politics
Political Science 3430 - Comparative Politics of South Asia
Political Science 3630 - Comparative Politics of the Middle East
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High School Graduates
Successful completion of Grade 12 examinations in a University Preparatory Program with an overall average of at least 70% (75% for Quebec Secondary V students) in the following subjects:
- one Social Studies or Language;
- any 3 other academic courses. Grade 12 math recommended.
Note: Grade 12 Math is a prerequisite for some 1st year Arts courses.
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