Minor in Asian Studies
This minor may be chosen to satisfy bachelor's degree requirements in all majors offered by University of Texas at Tyler. Students planning on international careers in business, government, law, or who simply want to broaden their knowledge about a part of the world that includes a significant portion of the world's population and economic output would benefit from this minor. This interdisciplinary minor requires 18 hours of undergraduate course-work. Unless students who minor in Asian Studies are taking either Chinese or Japanese languages courses, 12 of the 18 required hours must be upper level courses dealing (all or in part) with Asia. Those who take Japanese or Chinese may count up to 12 hours of language courses toward the Asian Studies minor with only 6 hours of upper division courses. Those who do not complete 12 credit hours of Chinese or Japanese can select from these courses: ART 4342 Non-Western Art; ASIA 4361 Asian Literature; ASIA 4381 Asian Culture and Rhetoric; HIST 4393 Japanese Civilization; HIST 4394 Chinese Civilization; PHIL 4330 Comparative Religious Philosophy; and SPCM 4331 Intercultural Communication. These courses may be from any department so long as the focus is Asia.