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Major in International Studies

Concentration in Asian Studies

The Asian Studies concentration emphasizes the interdisciplinary study of Asian cultures and societies. Courses in this concentration combine history, religion/philosophy, literature, art, political science, and language skills to give you the tools to understand and interpret Asia's past and present. Geographical areas of study include West Asia ("Middle East"), South Asia (Indian Subcontinent), Southeast Asia, Central Asia, East Asia (China, Korea, Japan), and the Pacific Islands.

Within this concentration the student completes at least three years of a single Asian language, one semester of geography, two designated courses in Asian history, and eight courses from three "Tracks," "The History and Politics of Asia" (Track I), "The Thought and Culture of Asia" (Track II), and "International Studies" (Track III). Presently, Japanese and Chinese are offered at Colorado State University, but other languages could be studied in study abroad programs with approval of your advisor for this major.

Asian Studies Concentration: (42 – 65 credits)

A. Complete through the third year of an Asian language (3 – 26 credits):

Choices: Chinese, Japanese, or substitution with advisor approval.

  1. L105; L107; L200; L201; L304; L305

B. Complete these classes:

Introduction to Geography: GR100 (3 credits)
Comparative Government and Politics: POLS241 (3 credits)
Microeconomics: ECON202 (3 credits) – has a pre-req of MATH117

C. Complete two courses in Asian history (6 credits):

Choose from:HIST 120 Asian Civilizations I or HIST 121 Asian Civilizations II
AND one of the following:
HIST 120 Asian Civilizations I, HIST 121 Asian Civilizations II, HIST 430 Ancient Near East, HIST 434 Crusades in the Near East, HIST 438 The Modern Middle East, HIST 440 Modern South Asia or HIST 451 Medieval China and Central Asia.


May not be used here and in Track one.

D. Complete classes from three Tracks (24 credits):

Include *6 credits minimum from track 1 & 2 AND *3 credits minimum from track 3.
Minimum of 3 different prefix’'s.
18 credits must be upper division.
Many of these classes have prerequisites that can be found in the course catalog.

    Track I: History and Politics (see course catalog for prerequisites)

  • HIST 115 Islamic World to 1800
  • HIST 303 Hellenistic World: Alexander to Cleopatra
  • HIST 433 Muhammad and the Origins of Islam, 600--1000
  • HIST 431 Ancient Israel
  • HIST 432 Sacred History in the Bible and the Qur'an
  • HIST 434 The Crusades in the Near East
  • HIST 435 Jihad and Reform in Islamic History
  • HIST 438 Modern Middle East
  • HIST 440 Modern South Asia
  • HIST 441 South Asia Since Independence
  • HIST 450 Ancient China
  • HIST 451 Medieval China and Central Asia
  • HIST 452 China in the Modern World, 1600 -- Present
  • HIST 455 Tokugawa and Modern Japan, 1600 -- Present
  • HIST 456 East Asia in the Age of Empire, 1800-Present
  • HIST 464 Pacific Wars: Philippines-WWII
  • HIST 465 Pacific Wars: Korea and Vietnam
  • HIST 466 US-China Relations since 1800
  • HIST 468 Islamic Gunpowder Empires, 1500-1800
  • IE 271 India
  • POLS 445 Comparative Asian Politics
  • POLS 449 Middle East Politics
  • Or substitution with advisor approval

    Track II: Thought and Cultures (see course catalog for prerequisites)

  • ANTH 312 Peoples and Cultures of India
  • ART 112 History of Asian Art
  • ART 316 Art of the Pacific
  • E 356 Asian Literature
  • LCHI/LJPN 250 Language, Literature, Culture in Translation
  • LCHI 309 Contemporary Chinese Literature and the Arts
  • LGEN 465B Studies in Asian Film
  • LJPN 496 Group Study
  • PHIL 106 Wisdom of the East--Oriental Philosophy
  • PHIL 172 Religions of the East
  • PHIL 309 Ideas in Oriental Art and Literature
  • PHIL 349 Philosophy of Tao and Zen
  • PHIL 360 Topics in Oriental Philosophy
  • PHIL 371 Contemporary Eastern Religious Thought
  • PHIL 379 Mysticism East and West
  • PHIL 455 Islamic Philosophy
  • Or substitution with advisor approval

    Track III: International Studies: (see course catalog for prerequisites)

  • AM 430 International Retailing
  • AM 460 Historic Textiles
  • ANTH 200 Cultures and the Global System
  • ANTH 320 Cultural Geography
  • ANTH 352 Geoarchaeology
  • ANTH 415 Indigenous Ecologies and the Modern World
  • ANTH 422 Comparative Legal Systems
  • ANTH 441 Method in Cultural Anthropology
  • AREC 240 Issues in Environmental Economics
  • AREC 415 International Agricultural Trade
  • AREC 460 Economics of World Agriculture
  • BUS 350 Travel Abroad-International Comparative Management
  • CON 450 Travel Abroad-Sustainable Building
  • ECON 204 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 240 Issues in Environmental Economics
  • ECON 332 International Political Economy
  • ECON 370 Comparative Economic Systems
  • ECON 440 International Economics I
  • ECON 442 International Economics II
  • ECON 460 Economic Development
  • FIN 475 International Business Finance
  • GR 320 Cultural Geography
  • HIST 462 Themes in World History
  • HIST 463 Science and Technology in Modern History
  • HIST 470 World Environmental History, 1500-Present
  • HIST 471 History of Antarctica, 1800-Present
  • IE 270 World Interdependence--Population and Food
  • IE 370 Model United Nations
  • IE 450 International Social Welfare
  • IE 470 Women and Development
  • IE 471 Children and Youth in Global Context
  • INTD 357 History of International Interiors
  • INTD 450 Travel Abroad-Sustainable Building
  • JTC 412 International Mass Communication
  • MGT 475 International Business Management
  • MKT 365 International Marketing
  • NRRT 320 International Issues-Recreation and Tourism
  • POLS 332 International Political Economy
  • POLS 362 Global Environmental Politics
  • POLS 431 International Law
  • POLS 433 International Organization
  • POLS 435 United State Foreign Policy
  • POLS 436 Comparative Foreign Policy
  • SOC 364 Agriculture and Global Society
  • SOC 422 Comparative Legal Systems
  • SOC 429 Comparative Urban Studies
  • SOC 482A Travel Abroad in Sociology--Criminal Justice System
  • SOWK 450 International Social Welfare and Development
  • SPCM 434 Intercultural Communication
  • Or substitution with advisor approval

E.  A & B: INTERNATIONAL STUDIES DEPTH AND INTEGRATION CORE (6 credits):
INST 300: Approaches to International Studies and
INST 492: Capstone Seminar

F.  Prerequisites & Electives (21-44 credits): 120 TOTAL CREDITS ARE REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. The number of electives you need varies according to your program of study.

Be Aware of this! ---> 42 upper division credits required for graduation, 30 of which must be in residence at CSU or (with prior approval) in a program under CSU jurisdiction. Upper division credits within the Options vary widely depending on choices of Track courses.

Upper Division = (300 & 400 level courses)

 

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