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2016-2017 CSU East Bay Catalog 
2016-2017 CSU East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Asian Studies Minor

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Department & Faculty Information  

The minor is designed to complement the student’s major by grouping courses taken as part of the major, courses taken to fulfill General Education requirements, and free electives into a package emphasizing Asia. A minimum of 18 units must be taken outside the student’s major.

Minor Requirements (32 units)

Students with broader interests in Asia can build into their curriculum a Minor in Asian Studies consisting of eight courses (32 units).

Although the Minor in Asian Studies does not include a foreign language requirement, one year of an Asian language may be counted toward fulfillment of the minor requirements. Students wishing to go on to graduate school in Asian Studies are strongly encouraged to begin their language study as part of their undergraduate training. Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and Filipino are offered on campus.

It is also possible to include courses taken at the universities that are associated with the International Programs of the California State University system; these opportunities presently exist in China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan and others are being considered.

Thirty-two units (eight courses) may be chosen from the following list. No more than 12 units (three courses) in one department. At least 12 upper division units are required.

Course Descriptions

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Other Undergraduate Degree Requirements

In addition to major requirements, every student must also complete the University requirements for graduation which are described in the Undergraduate Admission and Degree Information & FAQ  chapter in the front of this catalog. These include the General Education-Breadth requirements; the second composition (ENGL 1002 ) requirement; the cultural groups/women requirement; the performing arts/activities requirement; the U.S. history, U.S. Constitution, and California state and local government requirement; the University Writing Skills Requirement; and the residence, unit, and grade point average requirements.

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