The Asian Studies program provides an inter-disciplinary opportunity for study and research focused on the variety of cultural regions of Asia, particularly South Asia and East Asia. The program incorporates faculty and courses in a range of areas, including anthropology, art history, Asian languages, history, literature, political science, and religious studies. Courses also frequently address international and cross-cultural issues intersecting with Asia. Through courses and events, the Asian Studies program promotes awareness and expertise about the region and its connections throughout the world.


The minor requires 18 hours of coursework, including two of the following four courses: ANT 217 Peoples of Asia, ARH 254 Asian Art History, HY 113 (formerly HY 243) Asian Civilization to 1400, HY 114 (formerly HY 244) Asian Civilization since 1400, REL 102 Religions of the World, REL 220 Survey of Asian Religions. The remaining 12 hours are electives from among the lists of courses that qualify for Asian Studies. Six of those hours must be upper level courses. Minors should also take at least two semesters of a relevant language unless their course of study requires a non-Asian language. To review recent offerings, you can also access the course lists from previous semesters here.

For further details on the Asian Studies minor requirements, visit the Religious Studies section of the UA Undergraduate Catalog.

Learn more about the annual Asian Studies Awards.


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