Department Information

Chair:
Tiantian Zheng (Coordinator)
Moffett Center, Room 2112
Phone: 607-753-2478
Fax: 607-753-5973

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Program Details

Asian/Middle Eastern Studies Minor [AMES] (Minor)

Tiantian Zheng, coordinator
Moffett Center, Room 2112
607-753-2478
Fax: 607-753-5973

Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies (CGIS)
Old Main, Room 122
607-753-5784
Fax: 607-753-5964

School

Arts and Sciences

Minor Offered

Asian/Middle Eastern Studies

Description

The Asian/Middle Eastern Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program designed to serve the needs of students majoring in any subject area who desire more knowledge regarding Asia, Middle Eastern and Asian American concerns. The minor consists of 17 credit hours, including AST 100: Introduction to Asia and the Middle East and an additional 15 credit hours of upper-level course work that is usually drawn from at least two, preferably three, different departments.

In addition to the following courses, other courses with a very substantial Asian/Middle Eastern or Asian American focus may also meet the requirements, with the approval of the Asian studies minor coordinator. Such courses might include independent studies, special topics and other appropriate courses.

Special Features

Overseas opportunities

Career Potential

  • Education
  • International business
  • International communications
  • Tourism
  • Policy research
  • Government

A. Required Course: 2 credit hours
  • AST 100 - Introduction to Asia and the Middle East (2 cr. hr.)
B. Elective courses with Middle East or Asia focus.

Choose 15 credit hours with at least nine hours at the 300/400 level and at least six credit hours from category 1.

1. Middle East and Asia Area Elective Courses

Some of the following courses require additional prerequisites.

  • ANT 310 - Peoples of South and Southeast Asia (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 311 - Peoples of East Asia (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 312 - Peoples of the Middle East (3 cr. hr.)
  • ATH 330 - Far Eastern Art (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 313 - Economic Development of Asia (3 cr. hr.)
  • GRY 486 - Monsoon Asia (3 cr. hr.)
  • HIS 383 - Chinese Civilization (3 cr. hr.)
  • HIS 384 - Modern China (3 cr. hr.)
  • HIS 385 - History of Japan (3 cr. hr.)
  • HIS 386 - Modern East Asia (3 cr. hr.)
  • HIS 461 - Modern Israel and the Arab-Israeli Conflict (3 cr. hr.)
  • PHI 332 - Asian Philosophy (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 262 - Comparative Politics: Asia (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 376 - Asian Political Thought (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 454 - International Politics in Asia (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 456 - International Politics in the Middle East (3 cr. hr.)
2. Middle Eastern and Asian Issues Elective Courses

Some of the following courses require additional prerequisites.

  • ANT 201 - World Cultures (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 322 - Sociocultural Study of AIDS (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 326 - Archaeology of Religion (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 406 - Contact and Culture Change (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 441 - International Trade (3 cr. hr.)
  • HLH 163 - The HIV Epidemic (3 cr. hr.)
  • IST 200 - Foundations of the International System (3 cr. hr.)
  • IST 301 - Globalization, Culture and Society in the Modern World (3 cr. hr.)
  • PHI 331 - War and Terrorism (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 250 - International Relations (3 cr. hr.)
  • RLS 200 - World Religions (3 cr. hr.)
  • SOC 235 - Sociology of Globalization (3 cr. hr.)
  • SOC 365 - Sociology of Violence (3 cr. hr.)
Total Credit Hours Required for the Minor: 17