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Minor in East Asian Studies


  • Complete 9 hours related to one cultural group and 6 hours related to a second cultural group. For example, a student can complete 9 hours related to Chinese studies and 6 hours related to Japanese studies. The cultural group options are Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
  • At least 6 credits must be numbered 2000 level or above.
  • Nine of the required credits must be completed at MU.
  • The elementary levels of language (Japanese, Chinese, and/or Korean) may NOT be used to fulfill minor requirements.
  • Intermediate-level language courses may be used to meet minor requirements.
  • A minimum grade of C- is required for each course taken in the minor. A minimum cumulative GPA in all minor coursework is 2.0.
Course Options
Conversation & Composition Language Courses:
CHINSE 2160Intermediate Chinese I Conversation and Composition3
CHINSE 3160Intermediate Chinese II Conversation and Composition3
CHINSE 3180Advanced Chinese I3
JAPNSE 2160Japanese Conversation and Composition3
JAPNSE 3160Intermediate Japanese Composition and Conversation3
JAPNSE 3370Intermediate Readings in Japanese3
JAPNSE 3380Intermediate Japanese II3
JAPNSE 4160Advanced Japanese I3
JAPNSE 4180Advanced Japanese II3
KOREAN 2160Intermediate Korean Language I3
KOREAN 3160Intermediate Korean Language II3
Courses Taught in English:
CHINSE 2310Chinese Civilization I3
CHINSE 2330Chinese Language and Culture3
CHINSE 3400Negotiating Chinese Culture3
CHINSE 3300Chinese Traditions and Global Integration3
CHINSE 3320Modern and Contemporary Chinese Fiction (in translation)3
CHINSE 3880Contemporary Chinese Film3
GEOG 1200Regions and Nations of the World II3
GEOG 4770Migration and Immigration3
HIST 1830Survey of East Asian History3
HIST 1871History of China in Modern Times3
HIST 1872Mao's China and Beyond: China Since 19493
HIST 4800Modern China and Japan: War, Imperialism and Memory3
HIST 4870Southeast Asia Since the Eighteenth Century3
HIST 4880Chinese Migration: From Yellow Peril to Model Minority3
JAPNSE 2310Japanese Civilization I3
JAPNSE 3360Modern Japanese Literature (in Translation)3
JAPNSE 3850Traditional Japanese Theatre3
JAPNSE 3880Japan and its Cinema3
KOREAN 2310Korean Civilization I3
KOREAN 2320Korean Civilization II3
KOREAN 3800Korean Economic Development and US-Korean Free Trade Agreement3
KOREAN 3890Korean Society Through Cinema3
KOREAN 4220North Korean Politics3
KOREAN 4260The Korean Diaspora in the U.S., Japan and China3
PHIL 2100Philosophy: East and West3
PHIL 4800Asian Philosophy3
REL_ST 2110Global Religions3
REL_ST 2310Religions of China and Japan3
REL_ST 3200Hinduism3
REL_ST 3230Buddhism and Environmental Ethics3
REL_ST 3250Buddhism in East Asia3
REL_ST 4320Introduction to Daoism3
S_A_ST 2100Philosophy: East and West3
S_A_ST 3200Hinduism3
S_A_ST 3230Buddhism and Environmental Ethics3
S_A_ST 3240Buddhism of South and Southeast Asia3
Topics courses with content related to East Asian Studies are often available in the following subject areas and can be used to fulfill minor requirements: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religious Studies.


  • Courses required for the minor may also be used to meet the College of Arts & Science Foundation requirements.
  • Minors are only awarded to undergraduate students who are simultaneous recipients of a Bachelor degree.
  • Students may not earn a major and a minor in the same field. In addition, students may not earn a major emphasis and a minor in the same field.

Faculty for East Asian Studies


Associate Teaching Professor and Coordinator, Chinese: Michael Volz
Assistant Teaching Professor: Huichung Liang


Instructor: Eric Lancaster
Instructor: Chieko Kellar


Associate Teaching Professor: Seungkwon You

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