Asian Studies, Global (Minor)

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The Global Asian Studies Program at DePaul is the first of its kind in the world and unique in its global approach to the study of Asia, Asian transnationalism and Asian American topics.

Our award-winning faculty offer international expertise and professional training in our more than one hundred courses. We have a vibrant alumni mentoring network as well as international internship opportunities.

See our website for information about our faculty, students and alumni. The Global Asian Studies program also hosts a number of events. We bring in speakers and performers of international renown to provide the latest scholarly and popular culture developments in the field of Global Asian Studies. These and other program activities provide a contemporary link between in-class learning and out-of-the-classroom experiences. For more information, email us at globalasianstudies@depaul.edu.

A minor in Global Asian Studies complements a student's major field of study through:

  • Enhancing cultural competence in Asia, particularly in business and social practices.
  • Preparing for real-world challenges, especially in inter-cultural and international environments.
  • Improving critical thinking and analytical skills, including in professional presentation and writing. 
  • Strengthening career readiness via hands-on learning, study abroad and international exchange.
  • Developing flexibility and adaptability to new places and situations.
  • Mentoring and networking opportunities.

Minor Requirements

A student minoring in Global Asian Studies is required to complete the following courses totaling 24.0 hours (6 courses):

Course Title Quarter Hours
AAS 205GLOBAL ASIA (Required course)4
Select five elective courses from the following:20
ASIAN AMERICAN HISTORY
ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE
ASIAN AMERICAN ARTS AND CULTURE
ASIAN ART
BUDDHIST ART
JAPANESE ART
INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND REGIONAL INEQUALITY
CHINESE ART
ARTS OF INDIA AND THE HIMALAYAS
ARTS OF THE SILK ROAD
AMERICAN BUDDHISM
RELIGION AND CONFLICT IN SOUTH ASIA
TALES OF INDIA
HINDU THOUGHT AND CULTURE
RELIGION AND SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT: SOCIALLY ENGAGED BUDDHISM
ETHICAL WORLDS: MORAL ISSUES ACROSS CULTURES: ATOM BOMB DISCOURSE
THE RISE OF MODERN CHINA
RELIGION IN CHINESE HISTORY, SOCIETY, AND CULTURE
LITERATURE AND RELIGION IN CHINA
BUDDHIST THOUGHT IN CULTURAL CONTEXT
TRADITIONS OF CHINESE POPULAR CULTURE
RELIGION IN JAPANESE HISTORY, SOCIETY, AND CULTURE
ASIAN FOREIGN POLICY
LITERATURE AND RELIGION IN JAPAN
CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY
SOUTH ASIA TO C. 900 C.E.: THE STONE AGE TO THE GOLDEN AGE
SOUTH ASIA, C. 900 TO 1707: SULTANS, MUGHALS, AND ISLAMIC EMPIRES
ASIAN POLITICS
SOUTH ASIA, 1707 - 1947: RISE AND FALL OF THE BRITISH RAJ
JAPAN TO C. 1200
JAPAN, CA. 1200-1800
JAPAN, C. 1800 - PRESENT
EAST ASIA, C.1800-PRESENT
ANIME AND MANGA
GLOBAL ASIAN LITERATURE
TOPICS IN ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES
RELIGION AND CULTURE IN SOUTH ASIA
THE STATE & ECONOMIC GROWTH IN EAST ASIA
MODERN JAPANESE LITERATURE
QUEER JAPAN
ASIAN AMERICAN MEDIA REPRESENTATION
ASIAN CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION
ZEN MIND
ASIAN POLITICAL ECONOMY
JAPANESE AMERICAN HISTORY IN THE US/CHICAGO
YOGA AND TANTRA
MORAL PHILOSOPHY, POLITICAL POWER, & RELIGION IN PRE-MODERN CHINA
ETHNIC MINORITY YOUTH: ADAPTATION, IDENTITY AND DEVELOPMENT
JAPANESE POLITICS
CHINESE POLITICS
YELLOW PERIL/YELLOW POWER: ASIAN AMERICANS IN THE MEDIA
LITERATURE OF THE VIETNAM WAR
KYOTO (WORLD CITIES)
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GLOBAL ASIAN STUDIES

NOTE: Students may use up to three courses focusing on just one country (example, up to three China or three Japan) towards the five General Asia electives.