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Asian Studies Opportunities 

February 2014

The Year of the Horse is here, according to a Chinese calendar, and so are a vareity of deadlines. Plan ahead to submit for various scholarship and award opportunities, as well as foreign study for this summer or next fall. And remember, you can Do More with Asian Studies. Talk to the Director of Asian Studies at to learn more about becoming an Asian Studies minor. 

Deadline Next Monday!

The deadline to submit papers or projects for the Asian Studies Research Award is approaching fast. You have one week to submit your project or paper (with cover sheet) to Submissions must be received by February 10, 2014. For more details about the submission process for the research award, check the Asian Studies website.

Upcoming Lectures

Save the date for two upcoming lectures on Asia!

The Department of Religious Studies is hosting a lecture March 4 at 7:00 pm in Gorgas Library 205. Prof. Richard King of the University of Kent will present "From Mysticism to Spirituality: Colonial Legacies and the Reformation of the 'Mystic East'".

The Asian Studies Honors Lecture will be April 1 at 3:30 in Woods 115. Dr. Nikhil Bilwakesh from UA's English Department will lecture on "W.D. Fard and the Unincorporated Margin of South Asian America," and the Asian Studies Research and Outstanding Student Awards will be presented.

Asia Is . . .

Urban. Over 1.75 billion people live in urban areas of Asia, making up one quarter of the world's population. And, seven of the ten largest cities in the world are in Asia.  

These urban populations are increasingly connected to the world through technology. The opportunities for and importance of learning about this region that we have labeled Asia are increasing constantly. Don't miss out!

Approaching Foreign Study Deadlines

This summer's foreign study programs in India, China and Japan have application deadlines as early as March 1. Lots of the available scholarships to fund study abroad also have deadlines approaching. If you are on a Pell Grant, check out the Gilman Scholarship Program, whose application for summer is due in early March. Scholarships offered through UA include the Miyagawa Scholarship and the Ron Robel Scholarship. For a full listing and additional information, check the Scholarships page of the Asian Studies website and the Capstone International's Money Matters page.

Minor requirements

  • 18 hours total
  • 2 general courses on Asia (ARH 254, HY 243, HY 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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