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2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Asian Studies, BA


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About the Program

Asian Studies is an excellent focus for a liberal arts education. Asia has over half the world’s population and its economies have grown faster than those of any other region of the world in recent decades. Asia is home to a rich variety of cultures, languages, economies, and political systems and is of great importance to the United States. Five major American wars (the Philippine-American War, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and the War in Afghanistan) have been fought in Asia. The size of the continent’s population, combined with strong economic growth trends, ensures that Asia will become increasingly important during students’ lifetimes. Furthermore, intense study of non-Western languages and societies gives students a comparative perspective for understanding their own Western language and society.

An Asian Studies major or minor is particularly appropriate at Purdue. Over 7,000 students from nineteen Asian nations make up eighteen percent of the total student body at Purdue. Twentytwo Asia-related student groups at Purdue welcome students from all countries and provide a marvelous way to meet students from different cultures and backgrounds. A major or minor in Asian Studies gives students a foundation for graduate work in the humanities, social sciences, business, law, or journalism. Knowledge of Asia and Asian languages will prepare students for the wide range of careers in which international exposure, knowledge, and sensitivity are important.

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Asian Studies  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

Asian Studies-BA
ASIA
120 Credits

Asian Studies Major Requirements (28 credits)


A. Prerequisite for Asian Studies Major (4 credits)


Language Requirement: Students must complete the 20200 level course in Japanese or Chinese, either by examination for credit or by taking the classes for credit, which can be applied to the Foreign Language core requirement in the College of Liberal Arts.

B. Survey course requirement (3 credits)


Students must take one of the following courses that offer a broad survey of Asia

C. Elect seven courses from the following (21 credits)


No more than five of the courses chosen to fulfill the requirements in sections B and C may be in any one discipline.

School of Languages & Cultures Courses in Literature, Linguistics, Civilizations, & Culture


Department of Political Science


School of Visual and Performing Arts


Note


**Only when thematically relevant

Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (54-55 credits)


  • ENGL 10600 - First-Year Composition or
  • ENGL 10800 - Accelerated First-Year Composition
  •  

  • COM 11400 - Fundamentals Of Speech Communication
  • Other Languages (Proficiency through Level IV in one language) - Credits Hours: 12.00
  • Mathematics - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Statistics - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Western Heritage - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • United States Tradition - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Other Cultures - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Aesthetic Awareness - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Racial and Ethnic Diversity - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Gender Issues - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Social Ethics - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Individual and Society - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Global Perspective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Natural Sciences - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Natural Sciences Lab - Credit Hours: 3.00

Electives (37-38 credits)


University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

Program Requirements


Fall 1st Year


16-17 Credits


Spring 1st Year


16 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


  • REQ B (Other Cultures) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Individual & Society - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Aesthetic Awareness - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Natural Science - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • SLC 20100 - Credit Hours: 4.00

16 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


  • REQ C - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • US Tradition - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Racial and Ethnic Diversity - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • SLC 20200 - Credit Hours: 4.00
  • Natural Science Lab - Credit Hours: 3.00

16 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


  • REQ C - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ C - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Global Perspective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Other Cultures - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


  • REQ C - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ C - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Social Ethics - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


  • REQ C - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • REQ C - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Note


120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

32 credit hours at 30000 level or higher required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

Degree Requirements


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

Degree Works is knowledge source for specific requirements and completion

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

Expired Course


Any course without a link to its description is one that has been expired.  However, this course could fulfill the degree requirement historically.

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