Asian Traditions

Asian Studies MINOR

Director: Kammie Takahashi

The Asian Studies Minor

Students must complete six courses from at least three different departments, one of which may be an independent CUE course in Asian Traditions in consultation with contributing Program faculty. One semester of Asian language study may be counted toward the minor. Courses may be chosen from Special Topic courses; see the Program Director for official approval of any course not listed below.


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 267/268
HST 269
HST 271/272
HST 273/274
HST 391/392

Introduction to Traditional Japan
Introduction to Traditional China
Modern China
Modern Japan
The Mongol Legacy

MILA (Muhlenberg Integrated Learning Abroad Courses)

The States of China
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 203
REL 207
REL 208
REL 225
REL 314

Religions of India
Religions of China
Religions of Japan
Buddhist Traditions
Death and Desire in Tibetan Buddhism

Sociology Course:

SOC 325

Imagined Communities: The Sociology of Nations and States

Asian Traditions Courses:

AST 950
AST 970

Senior Capstone Project
Independent Study in Asian Traditions