Electives (15 Credit Hours):
Select 9 credit hours from one category and 6 credit hours from the other - History and Politics category and Art, Literature and Culture category.
Students may develop a regional specialization within the Asia Concentration in consultation with an advisor (for example, South Asia, Southeast Asia, China or Japan). Students may focus on Japan by taking their elective courses from those designated JAPN and fulfilling their language requirement in Japanese. No more than 6 credit hours at the 100-level may be counted towards the Asia Concentration.
Foreign Language Requirement:
Complete at least one year (or the equivalent) in an Asian language and an additional 12 credit hours (or the equivalent) in the same or a different Asian language or non-Asian language that is regionally and/or historically significant to the Asia concentration. Languages include Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish.
Students with a Japan focus must fulfill the requirement entirely in Japanese.
Other Departmental and Program topics, special topics, selected topics, research seminars, tutorials, independent study, and bachelor’s essay courses will also be counted when their content is 1/3 focused on the Asia region as determined by the director of International Studies.