Asian Studies Curriculum
The Area of Concentration in Asian Studies consists of at least five courses distributed across at least two departments, all outside the major (and the minor, if the student chooses to have a minor in addition to the AOC). The courses, however, may be used to satisfy distribution requirements. Regularly offered Wabash courses that would be eligible include:
MLL 101, 102 (Elementary Chinese sequence)
MLL 201, 202 (Intermediate Chinese sequence)
MLL 376, MLL 387 (Special Topics and Independent Study in Chinese)
MLL177/HIS260 (Visual China: Modern Chinese Culture and History through Film)
MUS 204 (Special Topics: Music in East Asian Cultures)
History 260, 262, 360, 387 (Chinese history sequence)
Religion 104, 230, 330 (Asian Religions)
For students interested primarily in China, Chinese language is recommended by not required for the AOC. Additional courses with content on Japan are currently offered irregularly and do not appear on the list, although they are eligible for inclusion in the AOC. Students should contact the Asian Studies Committee if they have questions about the appropriateness of an irregular offering. Students declaring an Asian Studies AOC are strongly encouraged to apply for a semester of off-campus study in an Asian country. The application process to study off-campus can be found at www.wabash.edu/international/ocs.
To obtain approval for his AOC, the student should prepare the relevant paperwork from the Registrar’s office, which includes a rationale and a course plan. In addition, the student is asked to submit to the Asian Studies Committee chair a reflective essay or portfolio of work in Asian Studies no later than the end of the exam week of the fall semester of his senior year. The student’s submission will constitute the basis of the Asian Studies portion of the oral examination. It is recommended that the student apply for admission to the program in the fall of their sophomore year.
Members of the Asian Studies Committee include: David Blix (Religion), Gilberto Gomez (Chair, Modern Languages and Literatures), Rick Warner (Chair, History), Qian Pullen (Modern Languages and Literatures and History), and Kealoha Widdows (Economics).
MAJORS, MINORS AND OTHER PROGRAMS OF STUDY
- ACCOUNTING (DUAL-DEGREE)
- COMPUTER SCIENCE (MINOR ONLY)
- EDUCATION STUDIES (MINOR ONLY)
- ENGINEERING (DUAL-DEGREE)
- GENDER STUDIES (AOC)
- INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (AOC)
- MODERN LANGUAGES
- MULTICULTURAL AMER. STUDIES (AOC)
- PRE-MEDICINE (PRE-PROFESSIONAL)
- POLITICAL SCIENCE