ASIAN STUDIES COURSES, FALL 2015
The following courses count toward the Asian studies minor and major:
Societies Around the World ANTH 2010 TR 9:30-10:45 Flanagan 262 Bob Bunger
Asian Art ART 3920 TR 7:00-8:15 Jenkins 1326 Punam Madhok
Hinduism RELI 2693 MWF 11:00-11:50 Brewster D-305 Derek Maher
Samurai History and Cinema HIST 3635 TR 9:30-10:45 TBA John Tucker
Japanese Level III JAPN 1003 MWF 10:00-10:50 Bate 1012 TBA
ASIAN STUDIES: MINOR AND MAJOR
Asia is a dynamic force in the emerging world culture. Its economic and political impact is significant. Now, as it has been for centuries in the past, it is a source of innovative ideas and products. Consequently, understanding its contributions to global culture is imperative. Recognizing the appeal of Asian cultures and their global importance, East Carolina University (ECU) has established two programs in Asian studies, one interdisciplinary (the minor) and one multidisciplinary (the major). Both programs explore, from the perspectives of various disciplines, a variety of Asian cultures.
The minor in Asian studies is an interdisciplinary program, offered through the Harriot College of Arts and Sciences, requiring a minimum of 24 s.h. The minor offers courses from a range of disciplines, focusing on Asian civilizations and cultures. Students are encouraged to study available Asian languages, and to take advantage of appropriate study abroad opportunities.
The Asian studies major, offered through the Multidisciplinary Studies Program, requires a minimum of 30 s.h. Courses satisfying the Asian studies major include designated offerings from anthropology, art, foreign languages, English, geography, geology, history, philosophy, political science, religion, and sociology. Additionally, students are required to take two multidisciplinary courses giving them the opportunity to conduct sustained research on a topic of their choosing. The two courses culminate in a thesis paper of approximately 50-60 pages.