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Asian Studies Opportunities 

18 March 2019

We hope that you had a wonderful Spring Break! We have several events coming up in the next few weeks and hope you will attend both the Asian Studies Awards Event and the festival celebrating Japanese culture. Also, information about courses that address Asia in Fall 2019 is now available. Check out the opportunities below.

If you have questions about the Asian Studies minor and what you can do with the minor, or other announcements, contact the Director of Asian Studies at

Student Research on Asia and Awards

Come to the Asian Studies Awards Celebration on Friday, March 29, at 1:00 in the Mortar Board room in the Ferg (3107). Recipients of the 2019 Asian Studies Research Awards will present their award-winning papers, and we will have the presentation of the 2019 Asian Studies Outstanding Student Award. Come to kick off Honors Week, learn about Asia, and chat with faculty and students at the reception to follow. More information is available on the Asian Studies website.

Experience Examples of Japanese Cultures

Taiko drums, origami, the tea ceremony, and calligraphy will be some of the elements of Japanese cultures on display and being performed at the 2019 Cherry Blossom / Sakura festival in Tuscaloosa. Come enjoy the performances and participate in the various activities on Saturday, March 23 from 9-noon at the Riverside Market.  

Courses for Fall 2019
Registration for Fall 2019 is about to begin. You can fulfill a variety of your core courses with Asia related classes like

  • Asian Art History (ARH 254) 

  • History of Asia (HY 113, HY 114) 

  • Buddhism (REL 209) 

  • Islam (REL 236).

You can also take several upper level courses on China and India, including

  • Everyday Lives in Contemporary China (ANT 450) 

  • Art of Imperial China (ARH 355), a W course

  • Chinese Literature in Translation (CHI 350)

  • History of Contemporary China (HY 338)

  • Religion and Identity in South Asia (REL 321)

All of these courses also count towards the Asian Studies minor, along with language courses above 300. Of course, lower level courses in Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Hindi, and others count towards the core foreign language requirement as well as the Asian Studies ancillary requirement of two semesters of a language associated with Asia. You can find the full list of Asian Studies courses on the Asian Studies website.

Minor requirements

  • 18 hours total
  • 2 general courses on Asia (ANT 217, ARH 254, HY 113, HY 114, REL 102, REL 220)
  • 2 Upper level courses on Asia
  • 2 elective courses on Asia
  • 2 semesters of Asian language (not counted in 18 hours unless over 300 level) 
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