Interdisciplinary Studies Department

Programs / B.A. in Asian Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies

Updated on March 4, 2016 with new ASIA courses approved by UPCC.

The pre-requisite of each course is shown in parenthesis behind the course name. ** Indicates that this course is offered as an online course.

Program Requirements

General Education - 42 Credit Hours

See listing of requirements.

University-Wide Fitness For Living Requirement (HPS 1000) 3 Credit Hours

Lower Division Major Requirements (AREA F) - 18 Credit Hours

LOWER DIVISION LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS (CHOOSE ONE LANGUAGE)

Must pass with grade of "C" or better.

Six Hours of 2000-Level Asian Language (the two courses must be in the same language). If you meet the BA in Asian Studies ACFTL Asian language proficiency requirement, please take any two courses in the KSU undergraduate catalogue.

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • CHNS 2001 and CHNS 2002
    Intermediate Chinese Language and Culture I & II
    6
  • JPN 2001 and JPN 2002
    Intermediate Japanese Language and Culture I & II
    6
  • KOR 2001 and KOR 2002
    Intermediate Korean Language and Culture I & II
    6
  • RESEARCH METHOD (CHOOSE ONE: 3 Credit Hours)
  • POLS 2280
    Research Methods (POLS 1101)
    3
  • HIST 2270
    Introduction to Themes in History (HIST 1110, HIST 2111, and HIST 2112)
    3
  • Any other Research Methods course approved by faculty advisor
  • LOWER DIVISION ELECTIVES (CHOOSE THREE):
  • ASIA 1102
    Introduction to Asian Cultures (recommended if not taken in GenEd)
    3
  • **POLS 1101
    American Government in a Global Perspective (if not taken in GenEd)
    3
  • **ECON 2200
    Principles of Macroeconomics (ECON 2100)
    3
  • POLS 2250
    Introduction to International Relations (POLS 1101)
    3
  • PHIL 2110
    Religions of the World (ENGL 1101)
    3
  • **IT 2101
    Computers and Your World (ENGL 0099)
    3
  • **IS 2200
    Information Systems and Communication
    3
  • **GWST 2050
    Global Perspectives on Gender (ENGL 1102)
    3
  • **BLAW 2200
    Legal and Ethical Environment of Business (ENGL 1101)
    3

Upper Division Major Requirements (A total of 7 courses) - 21 Credit Hours

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • ASIA 3001
    Understanding Asia (ENGL 1102)
    3
  • ASIAN HISTORY (CHOOSE TWO):
  • HIST 3372
    Ancient to Pre-Modern China (HIST 1110)
    3
  • HIST 3373
    Modern India and South Asia (HIST 1110)
    3
  • HIST 3374
    Modern China and Japan (HIST 1110)
    3
  • HIST 3375
    Silk Road (HIST 1110)
    3
  • COM 3325
    Intercultural Communication (ENGL 1102)
    3
  • BUSINESS (CHOOSE ONE)
  • **MGT 3100
    Management and Behavioral Sciences (60 hours + Coles Permission)
    3
  • **MKTG 3100
    Principles of Marketing (60 hours + Coles Permission)
    3
  • Study Abroad and/or Internship (6 credit hours in total)
  • CRS 3398
    Internship (Approval of Asian Studies Advisor)
    3
  • ASIA 4490
    Asia-based Study Abroad (ENGL 1102)
    3
  • ASIA 4400
    Directed Study on Asia (ENGL 1102)
    3

Upper Division Asian Language Requirements - 12 credit hours

Complete FOUR 3000 level courses in either Chinese, Japanese, or Korean

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • Complete FOUR 3000 level courses in either Chinese, Japanese, or Korean
  • CHNS 3200
    Critical Reading and Applied Writing (CHNS 2001)
    3
  • CHNS 3302
    Practical Conversation (CHNS 2001)
    3
  • CHNS 3303
    Grammar and Composition (CHNS 2001)
    3
  • CHNS 3304
    Readings in Chinese Culture (CHNS 3200)
    3

  • OR

  • JPN 3200
    Critical Reading and Applied Writing (JPN 2002)
    3
  • JPN 3302
    Practical Conversation (JPN 2002)
    3
  • JPN 3303
    Grammar and Composition (JPN 2002)
    3
  • JPN 3304
    Readings in Japanese Culture (JPN 3200)
    3

  • OR

  • KOR 3200
    Critical Reading and Applied Writing (KOR 2002)
    3
  • KOR 3302
    Practical Conversation (KOR 2002)
    3
  • KOR 3303
    Grammar and Composition (KOR 2002)
    3
  • KOR 3304
    Readings in Korean Culture (KOR 3200)
    3

Asian Studies Concentrations

For the concentration of your choice, please choose four courses in that concentration, and then choose one course from EACH of the other three concentrations. You will complete a total of seven courses (21 credit hours) in the Asian Studies Concentrations section.

1. Asian Cultures Concentration

2. History and Politics Concentration

3. Asian Business Concentration

4. TEFL Concentration (teaching English as a foreign language)

1. Asian Cultures Concentration - Choose 4 courses

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • ASIA/FL 3309
    Survey of Chinese Literature and Culture (ENGL 1102)
    3
  • ASIA/ENGL 3340
    Contemporary South Asian Literature (ENGL 2110)
    3
  • ASIA 3670/ARH 3000
    Survey of Asian Art (ENGL 1102)
    3
  • ASIA/ANTH 3355
    Capitalisms and Cultures in Asia (ENGL 1102)
    3
  • ASIA/ANTH 4422
    Archaeology of Asia (ASIA 3001)
    3
  • ASIA 4490
    Special Topics for Asian Studies (ENGL 1102)
    3
  • ASIA 4517
    Tea Cultures in Asia(ENGL 1102)
    3
  • ASIA 3780
    Trends in Asian Studies(ENGL 1102)
    3
  • ASIA 3760
    Asian American Cultural Identities(ENGL 1102)
    3
  • GEOG 3360
    Geography of Asia (GEOG 1101 or GEOG 2105)
    3
  • PHIL 3200
    Asian Philosophy (ENGL 1102)
    3
  • PHIL 4200
    Indian Philosophy (ENGL 1102)
    3
  • PHIL 4210
    Chinese Philosophy (ENGL 1102)
    3
  • PHIL 4220
    Japanese Philosophy (ENGL 1102)
    3
  • PSYC 3355
    Cross-cultural Psychology (PSYC 1101)
    3
  • PSYC 3385
    Ethnic Minority Psychology (PSYC 1101)
    3
  • GWST 3030
    Gender in Popular Culture(ENGL 1102)
    3
  • ANTH 3345
    Food and Culture (Permission of instructor)
    3
  • ANTH 3340
    Religion, Magic and Culture (Permission of instructor)
    3
  • Any other Asia-focused course in this area approved by faculty advisor

2. History and Politics Concentration- choose 2 courses, HIST courses chosen here must be different from the two HIST courses in upper division requirement

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • HIST 3372
    Ancient to Pre-Modern China (HIST 1110)
    3
  • HIST 3373
    Modern India and South Asia (HIST 1110)
    3
  • HIST 3374
    Modern China and Japan (HIST 1110)
    3
  • HIST 3375
    Silk Road (HIST 1110)
    3
  • HIST 3357
    Africans in Asia (HIST 1110)
    3
  • HIST 3379
    Central Asia in World History (HIST 1110)
    3
  • HIST 4475
    War and Revolution in Southeast Asia (HIST 1110 & HIST 2110)
    3
  • CHOOSE TWO COURSES:
  • ASIA/POLS 4457
    South Asian Politics: A Comparative Perspective (ASIA 3001 or POLS 2240)
    3
  • **POLS 3350
    American Foreign Policy (POLS 1101)
    3
  • **POLS 4430
    International Law and Organization (POLS 2250)
    3
  • POLS 4435
    Comparative Foreign Policy (POLS 1101)
    3
  • **POLS 4436
    Politics of Developing Areas (POLS 2240 or POLS 2250)
    3
  • POLS 4452
    Politics of the Pacific Rim (POLS 1101)
    3
  • POLS 4454
    Politics of the Middle East (POLS 1101)
    3
  • AMST 3710
    U.S. in the World(ENGL 1102)
    3
  • AMST 3740
    American Popular Culture(ENGL 1102)
    3
  • NURS 4423
    International Health Policy (Sophomore status, or Permission of Instructor)
    3
  • GWST 3090
    Transnational Feminisms (ENGL 1102)
    3
  • Any other Asia-focused course in this area approved by faculty advisor

3. Asian Business Concentration- Choose 4 courses NOTE: If you have taken MGT 3100 or MKTG 3100 as a course in the "Upper division major requirements" area, you must choose 4 other courses here.

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • **MGT 3100
    Management and Behavioral Sciences (60 hours + Coles permission)
    3
  • **MGT 3190
    Business, Ethics, and Society (60 hours + Coles permission)
    3
  • **MGT 3600
    Introduction to International Business(60 hours + Coles permission)
    3
  • **MGT 4121
    Entrepreneurship and Creativity (60 hours + Coles permission)
    3
  • **MGT 4190
    International Management (MGT 3100 + Coles permission)
    3
  • MGT 4125
    International Entrepreneurship (MGT 3100 + Coles permission)
    3
  • MGT 4174:
    International Human Resource Management (MGT 3100 + Coles permission)
    3
  • **MKTG 3100
    Principles of Marketing (60 hours + Coles permission)
    3
  • MKTG 3800
    Entertainment Marketing (MKTG 3100 + Coles permission)
    3
  • **MKTG 4150
    Consumer Behavior (MKTG 3100 + Coles permission)
    3
  • MKTG 4410
    Professional Selling (MKTG 3100 + Coles permission)
    3
  • MKTG 4450
    Sales Management (MKTG 3100 + Coles permission)
    3
  • MKTG 4500
    Internet Marketing and Global Business (MKTG 3100 + Coles permission)
    3
  • MKTG 4520
    Social Media Marketing (MKTG 3100 + Coles permission)
    3
  • **MKTG 4650
    Advertising (MKTG 3100 + Coles permission)
    3
  • **MKTG 4820
    International Marketing (MKTG 3100 + Coles permission)
    3
  • MKTG 4870:
    Sports Marketing (MKTG 3100 + Coles permission)
    3
  • MKTG 4880
    Hospitality and Tourism Marketing (MKTG 3100 + Coles permission)
    3
  • BLAW 3400
    Negotiation (60 hours + Coles permission)
    3
  • BLAW 4500:
    Franchise Law (BLAW 2200 + 60 hours + Coles permission)
    3
  • BLAW 4600
    International Law: Business Applications (BLAW 2200 + 60 hours + Coles permission)
    3
  • BLAW 4960
    Current Issues in Business Ethics and Law (BLAW 2200 + 60 hours + Coles permission)
    3
  • ECON 4310
    Economic Development in Global Perspective (60 hours, ECON 2200, Coles permission)
    3
  • ECON 4410
    International Trade and Finance (60 hours, ECON 2200, Coles permission)
    3
  • IS 3220
    Global IS Project Management (IS 2200 + Coles permission)
    3
  • **IS 3100
    Information Systems Management (IS 2200 + Coles permission)
    3
  • ASIA 3950
    Technology Strategy in Asia (ASIA 3001)
    3
  • GWST 3060
    Gender in the Workplace(ENGL 1102)
    3
  • Any other Asia business focused course approved by faculty

4. TEFL Concentration (Teaching English as a foreign language)- *** Indicates this course is available for students of otehr concentrations


REQUIRED:

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • ASIA4001
    Teaching English in Asia(ENGL 1102)
    3

CHOOSE TWO:

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • ***FLED 3303
    Second Language Acquisition(Admission to Teacher Education Program, or ASIA 3001 or Permission of Department Chair)
    3
  • ***INED 4430
    Applied Linguistics and English Language Literacy (Departmental approval)
    3
  • ENGL 3035
    Introduction to Language and Linguistics (ENGL 2110)
    3
  • Any other course in this area approved by faculty advisor


  • CHOOSE ONE:

    • Course
      Title
      Credits
    • FLED 4410
      Methods, Materials, and Curriculum of Foreign Language Education, P-8(FLED 3303)
      3
    • FLED 4412
      Methods, Materials, and Curriculum of Foreign Language Education, 9-12(FLED 3303)
      3

Free Electives - 6 Credit Hours

Any courses in the university curriculum.

A Student who demonstrates an intermediate oral and writing proficiency on the ACTFL scale in one of the following languages meet the language requirement for the BA in Asian Studies: Cambodian, Cantonese, Chinese, Hindi, Hmong, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Punjabi, Lao, Tagalog, Thai, Urdu, or Vietnamese. A student who meets the Asian language requirement has two options: 1) Learn a second Asian language offered at KSU: Chinese, Japanese, or Korean; or 2) Replace the 12Ncredit hours of Asian language requirement with any four courses from the Asian Studies Concentrations. It is suggested that students take a 2nd Asian Studies Concentration (a collection of four courses, 12 credit hours).


Program Total (123 Credit Hours)