Scholarships, foreign study, and a film screening in this month's Asian Studies Opportunities
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Asian Studies Opportunities 

November 1, 2016

Whether you want to travel to Asia, work with films from Asia, or conduct research on topics pertaining to Asia, we have lots of opportunities coming up with opportunities like the Spring 2017 courses and the 2017 Research Award. Check all of them out 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

Spring 2017 Courses
Revolutions in China, Hindu-Muslim conflict and cooperation in India, Japanese literature and film, these are a few of the topics available in courses in Spring 2017 that contribute to an Asian Studies minor. If you have not already added an Asian Studies course to your schedule for Spring 2017, you should take a look at the Spring 2017 list of courses.

Film Screening November 10 

Soccer, romance, and a British Indian family, Bend It Like Beckham presents particular representations of Asia, social relationships, and family in a romantic comedy. Join us for a screening of the film and a discussion of these issues, on November 10, 6:00 pm in Lloyd Hall 235. While you wait, you can get a taste for the movie in this trailer.

2017 Research Award
The 2017 Asian Studies Research Award, along with a small scholarship, is given to the UA undergraduate whose research or creative project related to Asia is selected by a faculty committee. Submissions must have a substantial engagement with an aspect of Asia. 

Submit the paper or project by December 10, 2016, to All submissions must include a cover page with name, CWID, email address, and a 3-4 sentence summary of the paper or project. The Research Award and the Asian Studies Outstanding Student Award (restricted to minors in Asian Studies) will both be presented in an event around Honors Week in April. 

Foreign Study and Scholarships

Are you interested in studying in Asia? The Capstone has various UA programs in Japan and China as well as relationships with programs in most countries across Asia. Check out your options soon so that you can plan for this summer.

One way to study in Asia is through the Critical Language Scholarship program. Applications are due in a few weeks (November 16). Awardees participate in a fully funded summer language program in one of several Asian languages, including Hindi, Korean, and Indonesian (at any level); Arabic (Advanced beginning and higher levels); and Chinese and Japanese (Intermediate and more advanced levels). This US State Department funded program is a wonderful way to study language abroad, and has the benefit of significant funding. For more information, consult the CLS website.

Minor requirements

  • 18 hours total
  • 2 general courses on Asia (ARH 254, HY 113 (formerly 243), HY 114 (formerly 244), 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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