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Asian Studies

The minor in Asian Studies allows students throughout the university to develop a more in-depth understanding of the history, literature, and culture of a vital part of the world. Besides taking core courses and electives drawn from a wide range of disciplines, including anthropology, architecture, English, geography, history, philosophy, political science, and theater arts, students may also study Asian languages such as Chinese, Japanese, or Vietnamese and are encouraged to take part in study abroad programs in South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Central/Inner Asia.

Students should consult with the director, Dr. Yuan Shu, concerning course selection and progress toward the minor.

Requirements

The minor in Asian Studies requires 18-22 hours of coursework in addition to the courses taken to fulfill a student's major. A minimum of 6 hours of junior/senior coursework is required for this minor, of which 3 hours must be completed in residency at Texas Tech. No more than 3 courses from one department can be counted toward the minor.

Course Offerings

Department Course Course Title
English 3387 Multicultural Literatures of America
English 3391 Literature and War
English 3394 Asian American Literature
Archaeology 4311 Architecture in Nonwestern Societies
Chinese 1501 A Beginning Course in Chinese I
Chinese 2301 A Second Course in Chinese I
Chinese 2302 A Second Course in Chinese II
Chinese 4300 Individual Problems in Chinese
Classical and Modern Languages and Literature 1501 Individual Studies in Modern Languages I
Classical and Modern Languages and Literature 1502 Individual Studies in Modern Languages II
Classical and Modern Languages and Literature 2301 Individual Studies in Modern Languages III
Classical and Modern Languages and Literature 2302 Individual Studies in Modern Languages IV
Classical and Modern Languages and Literature 4300 Individual Studies in Modern Language
Geology 2351 Regional Geography of the World
History 2322 World History Since 1500
History 3330 The Vietnam War
History 3333 United States in the Second World War
History 3389 The British Empire, 1783 to Present
History 3394 Religion, Family, and the State of Asia
History 3398 The Modern Middle East, 1800 to Present
History 4383 History of Central Asia
History 4384 Global Buddhism
History 4385 Global Islam: Past and Present
History 4392 Modern South Asia
History 4393 Modern China
History 4394 Modern Japan
History 4395 Modern Vietnam
History 4396 Studies Abroad in Southeast Asia
Honors 3303-H02 Honors Seminar in Social Sciences
Japanese 1501 A Beginning Course in Japanese I
Japanese 1502 A Beginning Course in Japanese II
Japanese 2301 A Second Course in Japanese I
Japanese 2302 A Second Course in Japanese II
Japanese 4300 Individual Studies in Japanese
Philosophy 2350 World Religions and Philosophy
Philosophy 3302 Asian Philosophy
Political Science 3300 Selected Topics in Political Science
Political Science 3361 International Politics
Political Science 3364 Comparative Foreign Policy
Political Science 3368 International Political Economy
Political Science 3371 Comparative Politics
Political Science 3376 Asian Governments and Politics
Sociology 4307 Individual Studies in Sociology
Vietnamese 4300 Individual Problems in Vietnamese

 

Contact

Department of English