College of Humanities and Public Affairs
Asian Studies Program
Missouri State University
901 South National Avenue
Springfield, Missouri 65897
With the increased emphasis being placed on International Studies, world markets and diversity awareness, the College of Humanities and Public Affairs (CHPA) has created a minor in Asian Studies. Students who earn this minor will be better prepared for careers in international business, public service, human resources and graduate studies in political science, public administration, religious studies and history.
All students minoring in Asian Studies are required to complete six hours of an Asian language. Twelve additional hours must be selected from four emphasis areas with no more than six hours taken from any one area. Students may apply up to three hours credit from variable content/special courses to the minor.
Please consult the Missouri State Catalog online at www.missouristate.edu/catalog for specific course information.
The minor may be applied to the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Education/ Elementary Education degrees. The minor in Asian Studies includes six hours in an Asian language, plus 12 hours of additional course work or a total of at least 18 hours, with a minimum GPA of 2.50 in courses counted toward the minor.
Languages: Chinese, Japanese
Literature and Culture
* when applicable
To be listed as a course in the Asian Studies Minor, the course must have a primary focus on Asia or on a topic directly related to Asia. Other courses about Asia that are not listed in the Minor may be used toward fulfilling the degree requirements upon approval by the Associate Dean of CHPA.
Faculty who wish to propose a course for inclusion in the Asian Studies curriculum should submit a course description and a course syllabus to the Associate Dean of CHPA. These materials will be circulated among Asian Studies faculty members for their approval.