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Asian Studies Program

The Asian Studies Minor is an interdisciplinary program housed in the College of Arts and Letters. CSUSB's Asian Studies minor, provides students with opportunities to study the languages and cultures of Asia and the Pacific Rim through a unique interdisciplinary curriculum drawn from courses in the colleges of Arts and Letters, Business and Public Administration, Education, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Natural Sciences. The program adds an international perspective to any major and provides physical and virtual resources for students interested in this area of the world. The Asian Studies minor will make its graduates more marketable since they will become more knowledgeable and productive members of today's global community.

MINOR IN ASIAN STUDIES

Requirements (29-32 units)
Requirements for a minor in Asian Studies:

Core requirements (20 Units)

  1. Eight Units Chosen from:
    ANTH362 Peoples of Asia (4)
    FIN 555 Trade and Business in Asia (4)
    HUM 328 Asian Cultural Traditions (4)
  2. Four units of foreign language study chosen from:
    (NOTE: There is a prerequisite class (or equivalent) for each of the following 103 level courses.)
    MAND 103 College Mandarin III (4)
    JAPN 103 College Japanese III (4)
    KOR 103 College Korean III (4)
  3. International Experience (4 units)
    Four units from any combination of:
    ASIA 575. Internship in Asian Studies (1-4)
    HUM 578. International Experience: Asian Studies (1-6)
    ASIA 595. Independent Study in Asian Studies (1-4)
  4. Integrative International Seminar
    Four units chosen from:
    ASIA 392 Topics in Asian Studies (4)
    HUM 425 Integrative Seminar in Asian Studies (4)

Electives (12 Units)

At least four units from each group:
A. Social Sciences (4 Units)
ANTH 330 Cross-Cultural Child-Rearing Practices (4)
ANTH 333 Sex and Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (4)
ANTH 340 Anthropology of Health, Illness and Healing (4)
ANTH 362 Peoples of Asia (4)
ANTH 365 Asian American Cultures (4)
ANTH 366 Filipino Cultural Expressions (2)
HIST 426 Early Imperial China (4)
HIST 428 Medieval China (4)
HIST 430 China, 1895-Present (4)
HIST 432 Communist China (4)
HIST 434 East Asia Since World War II (4)
HIST 440 Japan, 1868-Present (4)
HIST 567 The Asian-American Experience (4)
PSCI 352D Minority Politics: Asian American Politics (4)
SOC 425 Asian Americans: Origins and Ethnicity (4)

When approved by an Asian Studies advisor, credit will be given to other courses contingent on a significant amount of content focusing on Asia and Asian cultures. Such courses may include, but are not limited to the following:

ANTH 332 Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Aging (4)
ECON 430 International Economics (4)
PSYC 345 Cross Cultural Psychology (4)
SSCI 300 Non-Western World (4)
B. Arts, Languages, Literature, and Education (4 units)
ART 310 Asian Art (4)
DAN 310D World Dance traditions: Asian (2)
JAPN 290 Japanese Literature in English (4)
MAND 290 Chinese Literature in English Translation (4)*
PHIL 193 Introduction to Eastern Philosophy (4)
PHIL 375 Non-Western Philosophy (4)
TA 463 Asian Theatre (4)

When approved by an Asian Studies advisor, credit will be given to other courses contingent on a significant amount of content focusing on Asian and Asian cultures. Such courses may include but are not limited to the following:

ART 222 Art History: Africa, Asia, the Americas and Oceania (4)
ENG 319 Studies in Literary Diversity (4)
ENG 321 Studies in Language and Linguistics (4)
ENG 535 Images of Culture through Children's Literature (4)
MUS 350 Music of World Cultures (4)
PHIL 472 Advanced Issues in Philosophy of Religion (4)
TA 464 Theatre in the Post-Colonial World (4)
TA 465 Ethnic Films and Film Makers (4)
C. Administration, Communication, Health and Nutrition, Environment (4 units)
ADMN 590. Seminar in Administration (2-4) when the topic is Asian
COMM 410. Asian Media and Culture (4)
FIN 555. Trade and Business in Asia (4)
KINE 114F. Physical Fitness and Conditioning Activities: Yoga (2)
KINE 120A. Somatic and Martial Arts Activities: Aikido (2)
KINE 120B. Somatic and Martial Arts Activities: Tai Chi (2)
KINE 120D. Somatic and Martial Arts Activities: Judo (2)
KINE 120E. Somatic and Martial Arts Activities: Karate (2)
KINE 120K. Somatic and Martial Arts Activities: Tae Kwon Do (2)
KINE 261M. Professional Activity Preparation in Individual and Dual Sports/Movement Forms: Martial Arts (2)
KINE 261O. Professional Activity Preparation in Individual and Dual Sports/Movement Forms: Yoga (2)
MGMT 406. International Business Law (4)

When approved by an Asian Studies advisor, credit will be given to other courses contingent on a significant amount of content focusing on Asia and Asian cultures. Such courses mayinclude but are not limited to the following:

COMM 302. Communication, Language and Culture (4)
COMM 304. Intercultural Communication (4)
COMM 471. International Communication (4)
COMM 580. Culture and Ethnicity in Language (4)
FIN 433. International Business Finance (4)
HSCI 344. International Perspectives on Nutrition (4)
HSCI 359. International Perspectives on Health (4)
HSCI 385. Food and Culture: Traditions and Trends (4)
MGMT 324. International Environmental Management (4)
MGMT 405. International Management (4)
MKTG 470. International Marketing Management (4)

CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Certificates may be earned by regularly matriculated or extended learning students and denote successful completion of a prescribed program of study designed to a) impart specified professional/vocational/career competencies; or b) produce mastery of the content of a sub-field of an academic major (discipline); or c) provide exposure to the range of materials in a traditional or emerging interdisciplinary field. Certain certificate programs contain 600-level courses as requirements and/or electives. These 600-level courses may not be taken by undergraduate students. See Page 59 for additional certificate information.

Certificate in Asian Studies

Certificate Requirements (20 units)

Admission to the Program
  1. Students must meet general university admission requirements.
  2. Students in all majors are eligible to participate in this program.
Certificate Requirements
  1. Eight units chosen from:
  2. ANTH 362. Peoples of Asia (4)
    FIN 555. Trade and Business in Asia (4)
    HUM 328. Asian Cultural Traditions (4)
  3. Four units of foreign language study chosen from:
  4. NOTE: There is a prerequisite class (or equivalent) for each of the following 103 level courses.)
    JAPN 103. College Japanese III (4)
    KOR 103. College Korean III (4)
    MAND 103. College Mandarin III (4)
Electives (8 units)
  1. Eight units chosen from:
  2. ADMN 590. Seminar in Administration (4)
    ANTH 330. Cross-Cultural Child-Rearing Practices (4)
    ANTH 365. Asian American Cultures (4)
    ANTH 366. Filipino Cultural Expressions (2-8)
    ART 310. Asian Art (4)
    ASIA 392. Topics in Asian Studies (4)
    ASIA 575. Internship in Asian Studies (1-4)
    ASIA 595. Independent Study in Asian Studies (1-4)
    COMM 410. Asian Media and Culture (4)
    ENG 319. Studies in Literary Diversity (4)
    ENG 321. Studies in Language and Linguistics (4) (Asian)
    HIST 426. Early Imperial China (4)
    HIST 428. Medieval China (4)
    HIST 430. China, 1895-Present (4)
    HIST 432. Communist China (4)
    HIST 434. East Asia Since World War II (4)
    HIST 440. Japan, 1868-Present (4)
    HIST 567. The Asian-American Experience (4)
    HSCI 385. Food and Culture: Traditions and Trends (4)
    HUM 380. Comparative Studies in the Arts: East and West (4)
    HUM 425. Integrated Seminar in Asian Studies (4)
    HUM 578. International Experience: Asian Studies (4)
    JAPN 290. Japanese Literature in Translation (4)
    KINE 114F. Physical Fitness and Conditioning Activities: Yoga (2)
    KINE 120A. Somatic and Martial Arts Activities: Aikido (2)
    KINE 120B. Somatic and Martial Arts Activities: Tai Chi (2)
    KINE 120D. Somatic and Martial Arts Activities: Judo (2)
    KINE 120E. Somatic and Martial Arts Activities: Karate (2)
    KINE 261M. Professional Activity Preparation in Individual and Dual Sports/Movement Forms: Martial Arts (2)
    KINE 261O. Professional Activity Preparation in Individual and Dual Sports/Movement Forms: Yoga (2)
    PHIL 193. Introduction to Eastern Philosophy (4)
    PSCI 352D. Minority Politics: Asian American Politics (4)
    SOC 425. Asian Americans: Origins and Ethnicity (4)

Contact Person: Dr. Rueyling Chuang, Coordinator of Asian Studies Phone: (909) 537-5780; email: rchuang@csusb.edu

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