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Asian Studies
Degree Requirements

NOTE: The degree requirements listed below are applicable to all students entering during academic year 2016-2017. Students who entered during a previous academic year should view the degree requirements in their entering year catalog in the catalog archives. Students who wish to switch to the 2016-17 major and minor requirements should submit a new Declaration of Major or Declaration of Minor form to the M Center.


Asian Studies Minor
(a minimum of 15 semester course credits)

Select, in consultation with a faculty advisor, five courses from the list below. Three of the five courses must be taken at Mills. No more than three of these five courses should come from a single department:

ARTH 081 Introduction to Asian Art: India and the Himalayas (3)

ARTH 082 Introduction to Asian Art: China (3)

ARTH 181 The Art of Mughal India (4)

ARTH 185 Painting of China (4)

ARTH 186 Japanese Painting and Prints (4)

ARTH 188 Early Japanese Art (4)

ARTH 191 Seminar: Contemporary Art of Asia (4)

CHNS 001 Elementary Chinese I (4)

CHNS 002 Elementary Chinese II (4)

CHNS 003 Intermediate Chinese III (4)

CHNS 004 Intermediate Chinese IV (4)

CHNS 005 Advanced Chinese V (4)

CHNS 100 Chinese Culture through Film (3)

ETHS 144 Asian/Pacific American and Asian Diasporic Literature (3)

GOVT 141 Politics of Developing Nations (3)

HIST 061 China and Japan to 1800 (3)

HIST 062 China and Japan Since 1800 (3)

HIST 148 Communist China, 1949–1989 (3)

HIST 153 Traditional China (3)

HIST 154 Modern China (3)

HIST 155 Modern Japan (3)

LET 150 Reconfiguring South Asian Diasporic Identity (3)

MUS 137 (237) Seminar in Music Literature and Criticism (3)

MUS 141 The Music of India (3)

MUS 163 The World of Opera (3)

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Last Updated: 3/1/16