Asian Studies

Minor in Asian Studies

The study of foreign languages and literatures opens your mind to cultures, societies, and histories around the world. The Asian Studies minor prepares students to compete in today's globalized market, opening up opportunities to study and work in Asia, or find positions in transnational Asian corporations located in the U.S.

The Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures equips well-rounded students for entry into the global community. A minor in Asian studies broadens students’ understanding of society through cultural exchange in Chinese, Japanese and Korean, and provides them with communication skills, linguistic dexterity, critical thinking, and cultural awareness. These cultural insights and practical tools help graduates find their place in today’s competitive, multilingual marketplace.

Diverse course offerings range from basic-intermediate-advanced language studies and traditional linguistics and literature courses to topic-driven courses in film, cultural identity, and foreign language business. Students also can benefit from interdisciplinary “Languages Across the Curriculum” and service-learning outreach courses that extend the classroom beyond the traditional campus.

An Asian studies minor requires three semesters of either Chinese, Japanese or Korean and a minimum of 12 credit hours of Asian culture courses.

For more information about Asian Studies

Asian Studies Program Website

Asian Studies Minor in AU Bulletin

Asian Studies Minor CodeTitleHoursChinese, Japanese or Korean at the 2000 or 3000 level.3 Elective Courses-See advisor for approved course listing.12 Total Hours15

At least 9 hours required for the minor must be completed at Auburn or through AU approved study abroad.

Students must earn a C and maintain a 2.5 grade-point average in all courses that count toward the minor.


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Last Updated: August 25, 2020