The Asian Studies Major
Students may choose one of three emphases: China, Japan, Korea, and acquire competency in the corresponding language or another approved Asian language; a broad knowledge of Asian civilization; and a more specialized knowledge in an academic discipline.
Where can I learn more about majoring in Asian Studies?
Interested students should meet with either the Asian Studies faculty coordinator, Professor Eric Hyer or one of the counselors at the Kennedy Center Advisement Center (273 HRCB).
How do I declare a major in Asian Studies?
What are the major’s requirements?
See the Asian Studies page in the BYU Undergraduate Catalog to explore requirements:
What knowledge and skills may I expect to gain as an Asian Studies major?
View the expected Learning Outcomes for the Asian Studies major below:
The Asian Studies Minor
The Asian Studies minor allows students who have completed a mission, internship, or study abroad in Asia—or simply have a love for Asia’s people and cultures—to expand their knowledge of the continent and receive a formal credential signaling their international expertise. Requiring 12–28 hours beyond the GE language requirement, a minor in Asian Studies is a perfect way to complement a degree in just about any field.
See the Minor in Asian Studies page in the BYU Undergraduate Catalog.
How do I declare a minor in Asian Studies?
- ASIAN 200 - Introduction to Asian Studies: Methods and Materials
- Timothy Davis, MWF 1 -1:50 PM, HRCB 117
- ASIAN 342 - Asian Literary Traditions
- Steve Riep, MW 11 AM-12:15 PM, BNSN W002
- ASIAN 495 - Senior Seminar
- Marc Yamada, On-Demand Remote Delivery
- HIST 231 - Introduction to East Asian History
- Aaron Skabelund, MWF 10-10:50 AM, JFSB B060
- HIST 340 - Traditional China
- Jon Felt, MWF 12-12:50 PM, JKB 3016
- HIST 341 - China Since 1200
- HIST 343 - Early Japan: Shinto and Samurai, Courtiers and Courtesans
- HIST 344 - Modern Japan
- HIST 337 - Pre-modern Korea
- HIST 338 - Modern Korea
- HIST 490 - East Asian Encounters (Senior Seminar)
- IHUM 241 - Humanities of East Asia or
- IHUM 243 - Introduction to the Humanities of South Asia
- Francesca Lawson, On-Demand Remote Delivery
- POLI 348 - Government and Politics of Asia or POLI 385 - International Relations of Asia
* Winter Semester 2023 Courses will be posted at a later date