School of Social Sciences

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Asian Affairs

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Asian Affairs is intended to give students an understanding of Asian societies today, offering insights into cultural, social, political, historical, geographic, and economic variables essential to appreciating Asian societies, as well as a basic introduction to one Asian language.

Certificate Requirements

The certificate requires 15-16 hours, with a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0.  Students must complete one course from each of the 4 areas (12-13 credit hours): Language, Culture, History & Philosophy, and Politics & Geography.  Student choose one additional course from one of the 4 areas or may complete a Study Abroad in Asia for a minimum of 3 credit hours.  Study Abroad in Asia is strongly recommended.

  • No more than two courses below the 200-level will count toward the certificate.
  •   Language

    • EALC-J varies Students will take 1 language course in Japanese.  Specific course will depend on student performance on a placement test

      Culture (choose one course)

    • FINA-A 362 The Art of Japan
    • FINA-A 451 Art of the South Pacific
    • FINA-A 456 The Art and Culture of Samoa, Western Polynesia
    • REL-R 153 Religions of Asia
    • REL-R 354 Buddhism

      History & Philosophy (choose one course)

    • HIST-G 100 Introduction to Asian History
    • HIST-G 200 Issues in Asian History
    • HIST-G 300 Issues in Asian History
    • HIST-H 207 Modern East Asian Civilization
    • HIST-H 208 American-East Asian Relations
    • HIST-G 385 Modern China
    • HIST-G 387 Contemporary China
    • PHIL-P 170 Introduction to Asian Philosophy
    • PHIL-P 374 Early Chinese Philosophy

      Politics & Geography (choose one course)

    • POLS-Y 369 Introduction to Asian Politics

    Elective (choose one additional course from any area listed above.  Summer Study Abroad in Asia is strongly encouraged.)

* Please note that other appropriate courses may be offered and substituted subject to approval.

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