Minor in Asian Studies

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DIRECTOR: Pratyusha Basu

Old Main, Room 316

The Asian Studies minor is designed to give students a broad background in the philosophies, histories, arts, and politics of Asian cultures, particularly to serve students who are interested in comparative cultural studies or careers in international business, government service, or teaching overseas. As world economies continue to globalize, with China, Taiwan, Japan, and other Asian regions playing central roles, it becomes increasingly important for the emerging workforce to have some knowledge of the diversity of Asian thought and social practices. The UTEP Asian Studies minor strives to fill this need.

Students must take nine (9) hours of courses from the following list that constitutes the minor’s core. At least three (3) disciplines must be represented by the core courses. The remaining nine hours can be taken from the core courses not taken to satisfy the core requirement or from the list of optional courses. No more than nine (9) hours (total of core and optional) can be taken from any one discipline. No more than six (6) hours can be taken from a student's major area.

Degree Plan

Core Courses
Select three courses of the following:9
Intro to Asian Studies
Asian Philosophies
Comparative Political Systems
Major World Religions
Optional Courses
Select three courses of the following: 19
Cultural Diversity
Intro to Asian Studies
Special Topics-Asian Studies
International Economics
Postcolonial Literature
World Literature
World History to 1500
World History Since 1500
History of Modern China
Pyramids & Prophets
History, Special Topics
International Management
Asian Philosophies
Political Geography
Politics in World Regions
Comparative Political Systems
International Relations
Women, Power and Politics
Politics/Developing Countries
Internat'l Political Economy
International Organizations
Major World Religions
Spec Topics-Religious Studies
Total Hours18