The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Asian Studies, Minor

Minor Requirements – 18 Hours

Students in this minor are required to choose one of the following two tracks and complete at least 18 credit hours total.  

  • Language Track: choose at least four courses (12 credit hours) in the area of Language Track and two courses (6 credit hours) from the remaining areas. 
  • Content Track: choose at least four courses (12 credit hours) in the area of Content Track and two courses (6 credit hours) from the remaining areas. 

The courses outside of the students’ chosen 12-hour track may be completed either as 3 credit hours in each of the two remaining areas, or 6 credit hours in one of the two remaining areas. 

Language Track Courses

CHIN 1311Beginning Chinese I

3

CHIN 1312Beginning Chinese II

3

CHIN 2311Intermediate Chinese I

3

CHIN 2313Business Chinese

3

JAPN 1311Beginning Japanese I

3

JAPN 1312Beginning Japanese II

3

KORN 1311Beginning Korean I

3

KORN 1312Beginning Korean II

3

KORN 2311Intermediate Korean I

3

FORL 3311Special Topics in Foreign Language Studies

3

Content Track Courses

COMM 3316Intercultural Communication

3

ENGL 3370Language and Culture

3

FILM 4308/ENGL 4308Topics in International Film

3

HIST 3372History of East Asia to 1800

3

HIST 3375History of Modern Japan

3

HIST 3376History of Modern China

3

HIST 3377History of Modern Korea

3

HIST 4394Special Topics in Asian and Middle Eastern History

3

KINE 3368Kinesiology Workshop

3

PHIL 1306Introduction to Asian Philosophy

3

PHIL 3355/RELS 3355Buddhism

3

POLS 3324Asian Politics

3

POLS 3325East Asian Democracies: Politics, Economics, & Culture

3

POLS 4324Contemporary Chinese Politics

3

FILM 4308 may only be taken when the topic is Asian Cinema.

Experiential Learning Courses

Study Abroad to China

ARTS 4337Digital Photography

3

ARTS 4391Individual Problems/Internship/Co-op

3

MGMT 4300Topics in Management

3

Study Abroad to Korea

MGMT 4300Topics in Management

3

Study Abroad to Japan

HIST 4394Special Topics in Asian and Middle Eastern History

3

PHIL 4300Special Topics

3

Minor Progression Requirements:

Students are advised to meet with the ASM coordinator or a founding faculty for successful progression in the minor.

Minor Graduation Requirements:

Must earn a ‘C’ or higher in all courses that count toward the minor.