MINOR

Asian minor

The Minor in Asian Studies is open to all undergraduate students at Villanova University. The requirement for the Minor is a minimum of 5 Asia-related courses to be chosen in consultation with and approved by the Director of the Asian Studies Program. 

  • Coursework must be done on more than one country in Asia (e.g., China, Japan, Korea, India, ect.);
  • Coursework must be done in more than one discipline or department (e.g., Political Science, History, Religion, GIS, etc.);
  • Only language courses above the first-year level may count towards the Minor;
  • No more than 2 study abroad courses may count towards the Minor.
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Select List of Electives

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Students are expected to complete 15 credit hours, or five courses, in designated electives, which include:

CHI

1133

Advanced Chinese III

CHI

1134

Advanced Chinese IV

CHI

3412

TOP: Confucius & Confucianism

CHI

3412

TOP:Not Just KungFu

CHI

3412

TOP:Chinese Dialogue

CHI

3412

TOP:Culinary

CHI

3412

TOP:Contemp Chi Urban Lit/Film

CHI

3412

TOP:The Chinese Cinema

CHI

3412

TOP:Culinary Culture

GIS

4675

East Asian Comparative Lit

GIS

4751

Cult St:East Asian Comp Lit

HIS

4320

Modern East Asia

HIS

4320

China Japan since 1850

HIS

4335

Modern Japan

HIS

4335

Japan in 20th Century

HIS

4360

History of Modern South Asia

HIS

4365

Modern India and Pakistan

HIS

4395

TOP:Women/Gender East Asia

HIS

4395

TOP:Gndr/Sex/Wrk Mod Jap

HIS

4395

TOP:Across the Pacific

JPN

1133

Advanced Japanese III

JPN

2102

Japanese Film

JPN

2143

Japanese Animation

JPN

2144

Japanese Culinary Culture

PSC

4500

Contemp East Asian Politics

PSC

4500

People Polit-Japan China

PSC

4500

Japan and China

THE

3010

Meditation In Action

THE

3010

Mindfulness & Creativity

THE

3011

Asian Theatre

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

Not all courses are offered every year. New courses are always being developed and added. Relevant courses not listed may also be taken to fulfill the elective requirement, subject to approval of the director. Also see Course List