Minor in Asian Studies

Requirements

20 units

The Minor can be completed in two years; however, it will not be awarded until the student has completed the Bachelor's degree program.

Gateway Courses (8 units)

  • HIST 130 East Asian Civilizations
    or
    HIST 135 Indian Civilizations
  • PHIL 220 Asian Philosophy
    or
    THRS 365 Religion and Globalization

Electives (12 units)

Art and Architecture

  • ART 307 Asian Art
  • ANST 195 FYS Exploring Asian Art in San Francisco

Chinese Studies

  • ANST 342/INTD 342 China Today Summer Immersion
  • CHIN 195-01 Shanghai & San Francisco Tales of Two Cities
  • CHIN 320 Introduction to Chinese Linguistics
  • CHIN 350 Traditional Chinese Culture
  • CHIN 355 Chinese Literature in Translation

Economics

  • ECON 283 Economies of Asia

History

  • HIST 195 (FYS) China Encounter Beyond
  • HIST 270 Sex and Transgression in the Islamic World
  • HIST 381 Modern China Revolution and Modernization
  • HIST 382 Traditional Japan to 1868
  • HIST 383 Modern Japan Since Perry
  • HIST 384 Rise of China Since Mao
  • HIST 386 History of U.S.-China Relations
  • HIST 388 Islamic Empires
  • HIST 387 History of U.S.-Japan Relations

Japanese Studies

  • JAPN 195-01 Reading Osaka from San Francisco
  • JAPN 310 Zen and the Art of Japanese Calligraphy
  • JAPN 350 Japanese Culture
  • JAPN 351 Contemporary Japanese Culture
  • JAPN 355 Japanese Literature in Translation
  • JAPN 357-01 Naturalism in Japanese Literature
  • JAPN 410 Japanese Linguistics

Media Studies

  • MS 318 Indian Cinema
  • MS 409 Global Media

Philippine Studies

  • ANST 195 FYS Filipina Lives and Voices
  • YPSP 205 Barrio Fiesta Introduction
  • YPSP 206 Barrio Fiesta Performance
  • YPSP 222 Philippine Boxing and Culture
  • YPSP 250 Filipino Theology & Music
  • YPSP 260 Filipino American Philippine Culture
  • YPSP 301 Philippine History from Early times to 1900
  • YPSP 310 Philippine History from 1900 to present
  • YPSP 323 Filipino Politics and Justice
  • YPSP 324 Philippines Today Immersion in Manila
  • YPSP 325 Filipino Culture and Society
  • YPSP 333 Boxing and Social Justice
  • YPSP 355 Philippine Theology & Revolutions

Politics

  • POLS 346 Government & Politics of South & Southeast Asia
  • POLS 347 Government and Politics of China and East Asia
  • POLS 358 International Relations of South & Southeast Asia
  • POLS 359 International Politics of the Asia Pacific Rim
  • POLS 369 Asian Politics, Activism & Justice
  • POLS 396 Public Administration Internship

Performing Arts

  • MUS 211 Asian Musical Cultures
  • ANST 340 Balinese Culture & Dance

Sociology

  • SOC 327 Migration and Diversity in East Asia
  • SOC 325 Critical Approaches to Race and Diversity
  • SOC 333 Nationalism and Citizenship

Theology and Religious Studies

  • THRS 307 Exploring Buddhist Himalaya
  • THRS 367 Introduction to Buddhism
  • THRS 367 Introduction to Buddhism Dalai Lama
  • THRS 368 Japanese Religions
  • THRS 371 Hinduism
  • THRS 373 Introduction to Islam
  • THRS 375 Buddhist Paths in Asia and North America
  • THRS 381 Himalayan Religions and Cultures

Other courses at USF may qualify for credit towards the minor. Please consult with the Faculty Coordinator for approval before enrolling.

Contact Info

Program in Asian Studies

Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Kalmanovitz Hall 333
(415) 422-5213