History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Minor in Asia-Pacific and Northeast Asian Studies

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Minor Requirements

Total credits: 18

Students should be aware of the specific policies associated with this program, located on the Admissions & Policies tab.

It is recommended that students interested in this minor take language courses in Chinese, Korean, or Japanese

Core Courses

Select two core courses (6 credits) from the following: 6
One course (3 credits) in a language relevant to the area such as Chinese, Korean, or Japanese at the 200-level (or higher)
Survey of Asian Art (Mason Core)  
GOVT 333
Government and Politics of Asia  
Survey of East Asian History (Mason Core)  
Survey of East Asian History (Mason Core)  
Religions of Asia (Mason Core)  
Total Credits 6


Select four electives (12 credits) from the following: 1 12
Peoples and Cultures of Island Asia (Mason Core)  
Arts of China (Mason Core)  
Arts of Japan (Mason Core)  
The Silk Road (Mason Core)  
Survey of Chinese Literature (Mason Core)  
Modern Chinese Literature in Translation (Mason Core)  
Contemporary Chinese Film  
Major Chinese Writers (Mason Core)  
Special Topics in Chinese Studies  
GOVT 341
Chinese Foreign Policy  
GOVT 433
Political Economy of East Asia  
History of Traditional China  
Modern China  
Modern Japan (Mason Core)  
Postwar Japan (Mason Core)  
Chinese Philosophies and Religious Traditions  
Buddhism (Mason Core)  
Mysticism: East and West  
Total Credits 12

Any course from the list of core course options not used to fulfill that requirement may be used as an elective course. Other electives are possible, including special topics courses when focused on this region (e.g. GOVT 490 Synthesis Seminar (Mason Core)HIST 387 Topics in Global History (Mason Core), HNRS 122 Reading the Arts (Topic Varies)HNRS 230 Cross-Cultural Perspectives (Topic Varies) and approved study abroad courses or internships, when relevant, with prior written approval of the director

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