Interdisciplinary Minor in Asian Studies

The minor is Asian Studies is designed to provide students an opportunity to examine the cultures, economies, geography, histories, governments, philosophies, politics, and religions of Asia. The minor requires 18 semester hours within an interdisciplinary structure. All students pursuing the minor are required to take 6 hours from the core and 12 hours from the general electives. Directed readings, special topics, internships, or language instruction in any pertinent department may be pursued with prior approval of the minor advisor. No more than 6 hours of these courses may be counted towards the minor.

The Faculty Advisor for the Interdisciplinary Minor in Asian Studies is Dr. Ida Fadzillah Leggett. Office: Todd Hall 317. Phone: 615-904-8275. Email: ida.fadzillah@mtsu.edu.

Core (6 hours)

  • ANTH 3510 Peoples and Cultures of Asia
  • GEOG 3440 Geography of Asia
  • PS 3310 Comparative Asian Governments
  • PHIL 3200 Asian Thought

Electives (12 hours)

  • ANTH 3510 Peoples and Cultures of Asia
  • ECON 3540 Japanese Economy and Business
  • GEOG 3440 Geography of Asia
  • GEOG 4500 Geography of the Middle East
  • HIST 3080 Topics in Modern Middle East History
  • HIST 4440 The Middle East
  • HIST 4450 Japan
  • HIST 4460 China
  • PHIL 3200 Asian Thought
  • PS 3190 Middle East Politics
  • PS 3310 Comparative Asian Governments
  • RS 4050 Judaism, Christianity and Islam