Asian Studies Minor

Canal in an Asian cityAsian studies minor (18 credits)

This minor may be organized around a general study of Asia, one of its regions, or specific countries. Completion of appropriate courses must be completed through more than one department.


  • 18 credit hours with a minimum grade of C in all courses.
  • At least half of the courses to be at the 3000 level or above.
  • Up to eight hours of an Asian language (such as Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, etc.) may be included in the minor requirements.
  • Appropriate study abroad courses are welcome.

Courses offered at WMU that may be applied to this minor include, but are not limited to:

  • ANTH 3400–Cultures of Asia
  • ART 2230–Introduction to Asian Art History
  • CHIN 2750–Chinese Life & Culture
  • CHIN 2800–Chinese Calligraphy
  • ECON 3870–Studies in Asian Economies
  • ENGL 3130–Asian Literature
  • GEOG 3830–China, Japan, and Korea
  • HIST 3760–Modern East Asia
  • HIST 3790–WWII in US and Japanese History
  • HIST 3850–Modern Middle East
  • HOL 5380–Easter Thought & Practice
  • JPNS 2750–Japanese Life & Culture
  • PSCI 3440–Russian/Central Asian Politics
  • REL 2010–Buddhism
  • REL 2020–Religion in China
  • REL 2030–Religion in Japan
  • REL 2040–Religion in India
  • REL 3360–Zen & Buddhist Meditation

For more information or for printable information, please see our Asian studies minor flier.