Lone Mountain, Room 202
Phone: (415) 422-6300
Uldis Kruze, Director
Minor in Asian Studies provides interdisciplinary study of the
cultures, development, and relations among the societies of the Asia
Pacific region. The program is offered in the College of Arts and
Sciences to all students in the University, enabling them to combine
study of a major field with a focused study of Asian history, culture,
and contemporary affairs.
who complete the Minor in Asian Studies, along with a Major of their
choice, will be well-positioned for graduate study, work abroad with
private sector or non-governmental organizations, or employment with
American firms doing business in the Asia Pacific region. In order to
enhance the career value of the Minor, students are strongly encouraged
to also pursue the study of one of the Asian languages offered by the
College. The Minor can be completed in two years; however, it will not
be awarded until the student has completed the Bachelor's degree
enrolled in the BA/BS-Master of Arts in Asia Pacific Studies (BA-MAPS)
program may substitute the appropriate MAPS graduate seminar courses
for Asia Pacific Studies Minor requirements with the permission of the
Asian Studies Minor Requirements
The Asian Studies Minor requires completion of five 4-credit courses (20 credits).
One Gateway course is required of ALL students pursuing the Minor.
the remaining twelve (12) credits students must select three courses from
the following three groups. Students must choose one course from each
of the three groups(for a total of 12 credits).
Group I. East Asia: History and Politics
Group II. South and Southeast Asia: History and Politics
- POLS - 346 Government & Politics of India & Southeast Asia
- POLS - 358 International Relations of India and Southeast Asia
- POLS - 359 International Politics of the Asia Pacific Rim
- HIST - 135 Indian Civilizations
- YPSP - 301 Philippine History from Pre-Spanish Times to 1900
- YPSP - 325 Filipino Culture and Society
Group III. Humanities, Arts, and Cultures of Asia
courses at USF may qualify for credit towards the minor. Please consult
with the Faculty Coordinator for approval before enrolling.