Approved AIS Elective Courses

The following courses have been approved to fulfill the AIS course requirements for either a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies or a Minor in Asian Studies. Students must complete at least 21 credit hours in upper-division (300 or above) courses for the AIS major.

Approved Courses

  • AIS499 – Independent Studies
  • ANTH306 – Contemporary Chinese Society
  • ANTH411 – Buddhism and Culture
  • ART480 – Art of China
  • ART481 – Art of Japan
  • ART495 – Special Topics in Art History
  • CHI105 – Chinese Business Culture
  • CHI113* – Elementary Chinese I
  • CHI114* – Elementary Chinese II
  • CHI213 – Intermediate Chinese I
  • CHI214 – Intermediate Chinese II
  • CHI301 – Third-Year Chinese: Conversation and Composition
  • CHI302 – Third-Year Chinese: Grammar and Composition
  • CHI322 – Modern Chinese Literature in Translation
  • CHI323 – Chinese Popular Culture
  • CHI331 – Chinese Literature in Translation
  • CHI350 – Topics in Chinese Literature
  • CHI443 – Modern Chinese Culture Through Film
  • ENG477A – Literature East/West
  • ENG485A – Asian Literature
  • JPN113* – Elementary Japanese I
  • JPN114* – Elementary Japanese II
  • JPN213 – Intermediate Japanese I
  • JPN214 – Intermediate Japanese II
  • JPN301 – Third-Year Japanese I
  • JPN302 – Third-Year Japanese II
  • JPN401 – Advanced Japanese Composition I
  • JPN416 – Japanese for Business I
  • JPN417 – Japanese for Business II
  • JPN425 – Topics in Japanese Culture
  • PHIL117 – Indian Philosophy of Mind and Mental Health
  • PHIL124 – Philosophical Traditions of Asia
  • PHIL225 – Introduction to Indian Philosophy
  • PHIL352 – Special Topics
  • PHIL452 – Aesthetics
  • PHIL467 – Indian Philosophy
  • PHIL468 – Chinese and Japanese Philosophy
  • PHIL469 – Gandhian Welfare Philosophy and Culture
  • PHIL472 – Selected Topics in Religion
  • PSC405L – East Asia in World Politics
  • PSC405M – The Pacific Rim and World Politics
  • PSC407B – Political Systems of East Asia
  • PSC407O – Islamic Politics
  • SOC410 – Sociology of Aging
  • SOC466 – Medical Sociology
  • SW 493 – Gandhian Welfare and Philosophy and Nonviolent Culture

* First year language credits can either be used to satisfy the Asian Studies requirements OR the College of Liberal Arts language requirement. They cannot fulfill both requirements.

Notes

  1. Courses taken in any one Asian language with a grade of C or better may be applied toward the needed electives with a total of eight to ten credits for the major and three to six credits for the minor.
  2. ART495 may be taken only when the topic is Asian Art. Art Department pre-requisites may be waived for Asian Studies majors for upper division Asian Art courses by permission of the instructor.
  3. Students are required to follow standard university policies requiring pre-requisite fulfillment unless prior arrangements are made with advisors and instructors.

For full course descriptions, visit the university course catalog.