Asia-Pacific Studies

The Asia-Pacific Studies Minor is an interdisciplinary program of study across the humanities and social sciences. It is intended for students who want to develop a knowledge and understanding of the cultures, politics, societies, and histories of Asia and the Pacific Rim, either for their future careers or for their personal interest. The minor will provide students with knowledge of global processes that connect people, places, and technologies within the Asia-Pacific region.

The minor consists of a minimum of 20 credits (including 8 upper-division credits) from the following courses listed below. Although an Asian language is not required, it is highly encouraged; up to 8 course credits from Asian language classes at the 200-level or higher may be counted towards the minor. Courses taken while studying abroad may only count for credit for the minor only with approval of the Asian Studies Chair. 

Contact Professor Timothy Yang ( for more information.