Minor in Asian Studies

Students must choose six courses from at least three different departments, which may include a Senior Capstone independent study, designed in consultation with the Program Director and other Asian Studies faculty. Courses may be chosen from Special Topics listings and from among the regular College offerings listed below. Students are also encouraged to supplement these course offerings with language study, offered on LVAIC campuses and through study abroad opportunities. One semester of Asian language study may be counted toward the minor. See the Program Director for official approval of any course not listed below.


Anthropology Courses

ATH 282 Anthropology of China

Chinese Courses:

CHN 181
CHN 182
CHN 280
CHN 282

Elementary Chinese l
Elementary Chinese ll
Intermediate Chinese l
Intermediate Chinese ll

Economics Course:

ECN 286

The Economics of Poverty and Discrimination

English Course:

ENG 217

Reading India

Film Studies Courses:

FLM 330
FLM 334

New Asian Cinema
Bollywood: Indian Popular Cinema

French Course:

FRN 333

France and Asia

History Courses:

HST 107
HST 271
HST 269
HST 380
HST 391/392

China's Magical Creatures and Where to Find Them
Introduction to Modern China
Introduction to Traditional China
China and Its Foreign Relations before 1800
The Mongol Legacy

Media and Communication Courses

COM 284 Asian American Media

MILA (Muhlenberg Integrated Learning Abroad Courses)

The Pearl River Delta in China
Climate Changes and Sustainable Development in Bangladesh
Ecology and Religion in Japan

Philosophy Courses:

PHL 250
PHL 251
PHL 351

Philosophies of India
Philosophies of China
Daoist Philosophies

Political Science Course:

PSC 232/233

Governments & Politics of East Asia

Religion Studies Courses:

REL 183

REL 203
REL 207
REL 208
REL 225
REL 282

REL 314

REL 387

The Moral Self

Religions of India

Religions of China
Religions of Japan
Buddhist Traditions

Zen Buddhism
Death and Desire in Tibetan Buddhism

Gender and Sexuality in Buddhism

Sociology Course:

SOC 288

Politics and Economics in (Post)Modern Chinese Society

Asian Traditions Courses:

AST 950
AST 970

Senior Capstone Project
Independent Study in Asian Traditions