The Minor in East Asian Studies is comprised of courses in history, political science, economics, languages, media, cinema, and literature. The interdisciplinary Ivan Allen College East Asian Studies minor connects study of China, Japan, and Korea and of Southeast Asia. East Asia plays a significant role in world politics and the global economy, and study of the region should be an integral part of a contemporary education. Through interdisciplinary study of history, politics, economics, literature, media, and languages in the regions of East Asia, and to a lesser extent Southeast Asia, students engage in comparative study of societies and values. This minor (jointly administered by Modern Languages and Literature, Media, and Communication) is designed for undergraduates who will enter a wide range of careers (engineering, science, business, public service, law, teaching, research, etc.).
Program of Study
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- The multidisciplinary East Asian Studies minor must consist of 15 credit hours of which at least 9 credit hours are upper-division coursework (numbered 3000 or above) from the approved list on the following page.
- Courses must be taken from at least two schools in the Ivan Allen College. At least one course presented for the minor must be a Chinese, Japanese, or Korean course offered by the School of Modern Languages from the list provided below or approved by a co-coordinator. With the approval of a co-coordinator, a student may count one course taken outside Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts toward the minor; if approved by a co-coordinator, this course may be taken at another university.
- A multidisciplinary or other minor may contain courses in a student’s major field of study. A maximum of 6 credit hours of such courses may be used to satisfy the course requirements for the minor, provided these courses are not also used to satisfy any course requirement in the student’s major degree program.
- A maximum of 6 credit hours of Special Topics courses may be included in a minor program or the student may complete 3 redit hours of Special Topics and 3 credit hours of either Special Problems or Undergraduate Research. Students may not use 6 credit hours of either Special Problems or Undergraduate Research for a minor.
- A maximum of 3 credit hours of transfer credit may be used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor. This includes courses taken at another institution or credit earned through the AP or IB program, assuming the scores meet Georgia Tech minimum standards.
- All courses counting toward the minor must be taken on a letter-grade basis and must be completed with a grade of C (2.00) or better.
- It is the major advisor’s responsibility to verify that students are using only courses from the designated block(s) from the student’s major field of study that are allowed to satisfy a minor program, that they are not using any Core Area A-E courses (including humanities and social sciences), and that they are not using any courses for more than one minor or certificate. Any free elective course used to satisfy the course requirements of the student’s major degree program may also be used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor.