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Asian Studies Minor

Academic Minor Program (15 credits)

Prerequisites None.

  • At least three courses in Asian Studies (ASIAN) offered through the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures within one regional area: China, Japan, Korea, South Asia, or Southeast Asia. 
  • Two courses must be elected at the 300-level or above. Students may not use 100-level classes towards the minor plan.
  • An Asian Studies minor plan may also be organized around disciplines or lines of inquiry not necessarily defined by a region (e.g. Asian literature, film, religion, etc.).
  • All courses must be approved by an ALC academic advisor.
  • No course will count toward the minor unless the student receives a grade of C- or better. 
  • Twelve of the credits must be elected at UM-Ann Arbor or at an overseas program associated with the university. 
  • No language courses can be counted towards this program. 

Courses with non-ASIAN or ASIANLAN subject codes may be used to satisfy requirements for the Asian Studies minor as exceptions, but approval from a department advisor is necessary. Please schedule an appointment with a department advisor if you would like to explore exceptions for your Asian Studies minor.