Minor in East Asian Studies

18 HOURS REQUIRED

Program Faculty Contact: Dr. Jonathan Kim (214-333-5231), Institute of East Asian Studies

The East Asian Studies minor is designed for students who are interested in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean civilizations and who see the knowledge of the culture of these East Asian countries as significant components for their effectiveness in an increasingly international community. DBU students majoring in areas such as business, Christian faith, education, fine arts, humanities, and social sciences will find that this program provides a unique perspective on these dynamic East Asian countries and offers a valued complement to their major. 

  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours, at least 12 hours of which must be distinctive to the minor, separate and apart from general studies and major core hours.

  • At least 12 hours must be upper-level. HIST 4351 is required of all East Asian Studies minors.

  • 15 hours must come from “Exclusively Asia-Focused Electives” courses (one Asian language course, Chinese, may apply).

  • Special topics and independent study courses may be applied with the approval of the East Asian Studies Program.

  • Students who complete courses through established study-abroad centers in an East Asian country can apply for credits toward the East Asian Studies Minor. Each request for transfer credit will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the East Asian Studies Program.

The following courses comprise the 18 credit hours necessary for an East Asian Studies minor.  Except CHIN 1401, each course below has its own requisites.

Courses

Credit Hours

Required Course

3

HIST 4351 - History and Culture of East Asia

Exclusively Asia-Focused Electives (Select 15 credit hours from the following electives to meet the total required elective hours)

CHIN 1401 - Elementary Chinese I*

4

CHIN 1402 - Elementary Chinese II*

4

CHIN 2301 - Intermediate Chinese I

3

CHIN 2302 - Intermediate Chinese II

3

CHIN 4358 - Essentials of East Asian Language

3

*if CHIN 1401 or 1402 are chosen, total hours in the minor will exceed 18.

ART 4353 / MUSI 4353 - Fine Arts in East Asia

3

ENGL 4354 - Literature of East Asia

3

FINA 4356 - Business and Finance of East Asia

3

HIST 4352 / RELI 4352 / PHIL 4352 - History of East Asian Philosophy and Religion

3

HIST 4360 - Understanding Japanese Society

3

SOCI 4357 - Understanding East Asian Civilization and Culture

3

SOCI 4359 / HIST 4359 - Travel Study in East Asia

3

Total Electives Required

15

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED

18

Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University: DBU requires a minimum institutional cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0.

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.

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