Course Requirements

Course Requirements

Course Requirements

Great WallStudents are required to complete a total of 18 credit hours of courses in the three categories listed below: "required courses," "core courses," and "elective courses." The minor may be pursued in conjunction with any major program; it may also be integrated with Rowan Core requirements. Students are encouraged to select those courses that develop interdisciplinary perspectives.

Knowledge of Asian language(s) is strongly recommended, as well as exposures to Asian culture through traveling, communication, and study abroad. Students, who are interested in studying in Asia should contact the Study Abroad Office in the International Center, studyabroad@rowan.edu.The Center is located in Hawthorne Hall, 3rd floor.

Students who succeed in completing the program will have the minor acknowledged on their graduation transcripts.


1. Required Courses (3 credits)

These courses aim to provide a comprehensive overview of Asian civilization. ENGL02.116 Intro to Global Lit: Asian Lit (which is offered every semester) covers major works in Chinese, Japanese, and Indian Literature and equips students with a basic knowledge of the Asian cultural tradition. POSC07.350 Introduction to Asian Political Systems (which is rarely offered) compares the genesis and development of governments in east, south, and Southeast Asian countries. 

ENGL02.116  Intro to Global Lit: Asian Literature

POSC07.350  Introduction to Asian Political Systems


2. Core Courses (9 credits)

PHIL09.231 Asian Thought

HIST05.354 Chinese Cultural History

CHIN07.101 Elementary Chinese I (Fall)

CHIN07.102 Elementary Chinese II (Spring)

JAPA08.101 Elementary Japanese I

JAPA08.102 Elementary Japanese II

GEOG16.343 Geography of Asia

CHIN07.201 Intermediate Chinese I (Fall)

CHIN07.211 Intermediate Chinese II (Spring)

PHRE11.310 Introduction to Buddhism

PHRE11.330 Daoism

JAPA08.201 Intermediate Japanese I

JAPA08.211 Intermediate Japanese II

HIST05.251 Modern China

HIST05.536 Modern Japan

REL10.230 Religions of Asia

ARHS03.231 Survey of Asian Art


3. Elective Courses (6 credits)

ANTH02.350 Comparative Cultures

SOC08.327 Comparative Education in Sociological Perspective

POSC07.230 Comparative Political Systems

ECON04.320 Contemporary Economic Systems

THD07.440 Contemporary World Theatre

POSC07.321 Contemporary World Problems

ANTH02.420 Psychological Anthropology

ECON04.310 Global Economics

SPED08.130 Human Exceptionality

HIST05.441 Imperialism and Colonialism

FIN04.435 International Financial Management

MKT09.379 International Marketing

POSC07.421 International Organizations

POSC07.320 International Relations

ANTH02.202 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

MGT06.330 Managing International Business

MUSG06.447 Music In World Cultures I:  Asia and Oceania

MUSC06.448 Music In World Cultures II: Africa, India, Near & Middle East

LAWJ05.330 Problems of World Justice

ENGL02.116 Intro to Global Literature

REL10.100 World Religions

SOC08.221 Social Problems

SOC08.220 The Sociology of the Family

SOC15.322 The Sociology of Population

THD08.146 World Dance Forms

HIST05.120 World History since 1550

INTR01.130 Women and Gender in Perspective

GEOG16.140 World Regional Geography