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East Asian Studies

About

Explore the history, politics, society, culture, and languages of East and South Asia as an East Asian Studies minor at Saint Michael’s.

An East Asian studies minor at Saint Michael’s opens the world to you with courses in History, Modern Languages, Religious Studies, and Anthropology. It also can be the gateway to careers in government, NGOs, education, business, medicine, science and technology, and many other professional fields.

Course Offerings

East Asian Studies Minor

Students take five full courses from the courses listed below.  No more than two courses (regardless of their credits) may be transferred from other institutions.

  • AN 341 – Culture, Illness, and Healing
  • CHI 101 – First Semester Chinese (Mandarin)
  • CHI 102 – Second Semester Chinese (Mandarin)
  • CHI 203 – Third Semester Chinese (Mandarin)
  • CHI 206 – Fourth Semester Chinese (Mandarin)
  • CHI 308 – Advanced Conversation
  • CHI 310 – Advanced Communication and Culture
  • HI 141 – Traditional East Asia
  • HI 143 – Modern East Asia
  • HI 338 – Tiananmen in History and Memory
  • HI 341 – Advanced Topics in East Asian History
  • RS 323 – Hinduism
  • RS 325 – Buddhism

In-Depth

From History, take courses such as Traditional East Asia, Modern East Asia, Human Rights in China, Tiananmen in History and Memory, and specialized upper division courses.

Chinese language classes starting from the introductory level and progressing to a course on Conversation are also available to you as an East Asian Studies minor. Plus, you can select from courses offered in the Religious Studies department including Hindu Religious Thought and Buddhist Religious Thought.

Special Opportunities

Study Abroad opportunities in China as well as in Japan provide Saint Michael’s students with life-changing experiences that nurture an awareness of global citizenship and often lead to life-long friendships and professional associations.

Careers

An East Asian studies minor at Saint Michael’s can be the gateway to careers in government, NGOs, education, business, medicine, science and technology, and many other professional fields.

In-Depth

From History, take courses such as Traditional East Asia, Modern East Asia, Human Rights in China, Tiananmen in History and Memory, and specialized upper division courses.

Chinese language classes starting from the introductory level and progressing to a course on Conversation are also available to you as an East Asian Studies minor. Plus, you can select from courses offered in the Religious Studies department including Hindu Religious Thought and Buddhist Religious Thought.

Special Opportunities

Study Abroad opportunities in China as well as in Japan provide Saint Michael’s students with life-changing experiences that nurture an awareness of global citizenship and often lead to life-long friendships and professional associations.

Careers

An East Asian studies minor at Saint Michael’s can be the gateway to careers in government, NGOs, education, business, medicine, science and technology, and many other professional fields.