Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

2-3 semesters
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Explore history, philosophies, languages, and cultures with a minor in Asian Studies at UNT.
The University of North Texas offers students who have a strong interest in Asia the option of pursuing an interdisciplinary minor in Asian studies. This minor should be of value to those students who are planning on careers in the business world, government, or the legal profession, as well as those who simply want to broaden their knowledge about a part of the world that includes a significant portion of the world's population and economic output.

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Why Earn an Asian Studies Minor?

UNT's Asian Studies minor offers an interdisciplinary approach to learning the culture, traditions, and languages of Asia to broaden your studies and enhance your undergraduate degree with an international understanding.

Asian Studies Minor Courses You Could Take

Japanese History (3 hrs)
Jomon Culture (ca. 10,500 BCE) through the 1970's; myth and history, the imperial system, Buddhism and Confucianism, samurai culture, modern economic development, European imperialism, Japan's rise to a world power, and the post-World War II "economic miracle."
Studies in Asian Music
Historical development and current issues in Asian music. Select music cultures are studied from an ethnomusicological perspective.
Advanced Japanese I (3 hrs)
Advanced listening, speaking, reading, writing and grammar. Topics may include Japanese arts, culture, history and politics.
Buddhism, Daoism, Shintoism (3 hrs)
Philosophical study of East Asia from earliest times to the present, including ancient Chinese religion; Taoist, Confucian, Mohist and Legalist philosophies; Chinese Buddhism and Neo-Confucianism; the influence of Shinto, Buddhism and Neo-Confucianism upon medieval Japan; and Japanese philosophy since the Meiji Restoration.
Decolonization in Asia and Africa (3 hrs)
Examines the modern histories of Asian and African experiences of colonialism, nationalism, and decolonization. Focus on the politics, economics, and cultural aspects of colonialism, nationalism, and decolonization from the early nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century.
Peoples and Cultures of South Asia (3 hrs)
A survey of the culturally rich and diverse cultures and traditions of South Asia, each with its own unique history covering thousands of years. From the days of prehistory to the present period of profound social, economic, political, and technological changes, this course provides an in-depth background and understanding of the peoples and cultures of this area. No prerequisites.

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