Asian Studies, Minor
Saint Louis University's Asian studies minor introduces students to the Chinese language and gives them insight into the culture and history of the Asian region.
As a rising region of the world, Asia is generating many economic opportunities, undergoing demographic expansion and growing technological connectivity. The 15-credit minor is open to all majors but is especially complementary to those studying political science, international studies, Chinese, theology and international business.
This interdisciplinary program connects students to professors in departments across the University, including theology, history, film studies and business.
Pauline Lee, Ph.D.
|Required Asian Language||6|
|Students who demonstrate proficiency in an Asian language without formal language course credits may be exempt from the six-credit language requirement, but will be required to take 15 credits from the list of electives below. Proficiency in an Asian language is demonstrated via one of the standards outlined in the College of Arts and Sciences Policy for Proof of Foreign Language Proficiency. Other Asian languages may be substituted.|
|Communicating In Chinese I|
|Communicating In Chinese II|
|Intermediate Chinese I|
|Intermediate Chinese II|
|Oral and Written Proficiency in Chinese I|
|Oral and Written Proficiency in Chinese II|
|Cultural Comparison: China – U.S.|
|Select three of the following elective courses. At least one elective must be at the 3000 or 4000 level. Students must take courses from at least two of the following three attributes.||9|
|Asia in Comparison|
|Literature of the Postcolonial World|
|Contemporary Postcolonial Literature and Culture|
|Seminar in World History|
|The Politics of Asia|
|Comparative Religious Ethics|
|Religions of the World|
|Arts of Hinduism and Buddhism|
|China and Japan To 1600: Histories, Cultures, Identities|
|China and Japan Since 1600: Samurai, Revolutionaries, Entrepreneurs|
|East Asian Political Economy|
|Intuition, Spontaneity, and Flow: Daoism in Comparative Context|
All Asian studies minor courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher to count for the minor and for the student to continue in the minor.