East Asian Studies (EAST) Undergraduate Programs
283 STEWART HALL/(320) 308-3165
Programs at a Glance
- Minor – East Asian Studies
- Minor (BES) – East Asian Studies
(See this section and the sections on Global Studies and College of Liberal Arts for more information.)
Faculty committee: Butenhoff, Ewing, Fuller, Kang, Kim, Lo, A. Mehdi, Ness, O'Toole, Peng, Philion, Pryately, J. Robinson, Zuo
East Asian studies is an interdisciplinary minor focusing primarily on China, Japan, and Korea. This program is designed to provide opportunities for students to gain a basic understanding of people, cultures, and societies in East Asia. The main goals are to meet the growing interests of SCSU students to study East Asia, serve as a window and bridge for students to reach out to Asia, and prepare students for global challenges of the 21st century. The courses included in the program are drawn from several departments and colleges within the university. Opportunities are available to complete part of the coursework for the East Asian Studies minor in international programs at Tianjin Foreign Studies University, Tianjin, People's Republic of China; Daito Bunka University, Tokyo, Japan; and Akita University, Akita, Japan. The East Asian studies minor is of particular value to students interested in pursuing majors with an international dimension.
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
Required Courses (6 Cr.):
EAST 363 and 364
Select 12 Cr. from at least 2 fields:
ANTH 356; ECON 480; GEOG 369; HIST 365, 369, 467; POL 336; REL 250; SSCI 470 (Area Studies-Japan or China); JPN 101, 102, 201, 202; Students are encouraged to take an East Asian language.
Electives (6) to be selected from any of the above.
Bachelor of Elective Studies
Completion of 27 credits with the approval of the coordinator.