Minor in East Asian Studies
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
|Select 12 credit hours from the approved list.||12|
|Select at least one CHIN/JAPN/KOR course from the approved list.||3|
|Total Credit Hours||15|
|HTS 2061||Traditional Asia and Its Legacy||3|
|HTS 2062||Asia in the Modern World||3|
|HTS 3061||Modern China||3|
|HTS 3062||Modern Japan||3|
|HTS 4061||Seminar in Asian History||4|
|INTA 2100||Theoretical Approaches to Great Power Relations||3|
|INTA 2230||Government and Politics of Asia||3|
|INTA 3101||International Institutions (Asia) 1||3|
|INTA 3130||Foreign Policy of China||3|
|INTA 3131||Pacific Security Issues 1||3|
|INTA 3230||Government and Politics of China||3|
|INTA 3231||Government and Politics of Japan||3|
|INTA 3330||Political Economy of China||3|
|INTA 3331||Political Economy of Japan||3|
|INTA 4050||International Affairs and Technology Policy Making (Asia) 1||3|
|INTA 4101||Politics of the Vietnam War||3|
|INTA 4330||Chinese Economic Reform (co-taught)||3|
|INTA 4332||Chinese Institutions and Policy Process (co-taught)||3|
|INTA 4333||Korean Security Policy||3|
|INTA 4743||Japanese Society and Politics||3|
|INTA 4500||Pro-Seminar in International Affairs||3|
|LMC 3256||Major Filmmakers 2||3|
|LMC 3257||Global Cinema 2||3|
|CHIN 3004||Advanced Chinese I||3|
|CHIN 3021||Chinese Society and Culture I||3|
|CHIN 3022||Chinese Society and Culture II||3|
|CHIN 3691||Chinese for Current Events||3|
|CHIN 3692||Business Chinese||3|
|CHIN 3696||Economic Development and Sustainability in China||3|
|CHIN 4003||Advanced Chinese II: Contemporary China||3|
|CHIN 4004||Advanced Chinese III: Contemporary China||3|
|CHIN 4021||Advanced Language, Popular Music and Culture||3|
|CHIN 4022||Kungfu Fiction/Pop Cul||3|
|CHIN 4031||Chinese-Language Cinema: Technological, Cultural, and Urban Transformation in China||3|
|CHIN 4500||Advanced Intercultural Seminar||3|
|JAPN 3691||Technical and Scientific Japanese||3|
|JAPN 3692||Business Japanese||3|
|JAPN 3693||Japan Today||3|
|JAPN 4113||Advanced reading and Listening in Japanese||3|
|JAPN 4123||Technical and Business Japanese Translation||3|
|JAPN 4163||Introduction to Japanese Literature and Culture||3|
|JAPN 4165||Critical Readings in Japanese Culture and Arts||3|
|JAPN 4173||Japanese Culture and Society through Anime||3|
|JAPN 4183||Japanese Culture and Society through Songs||3|
|JAPN 4500||Advanced Intercultural Seminar||3|
|JAPN 4743||Japanese Society and Politics||3|
|JAPN 4750||Japanese Discourse and Grammar||3|
|KOR 3693||Exploring Modern Korea||3|
|KOR 4001||Contemporary Korean||3|
|KOR 4002||Selected Readings Of Modern Korean||3|
- 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.