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Undergraduate Course Catalog 2015-2016

College of Liberal Arts


Asian Studies Minor

To appreciate the Asian peoples—their languages, their history, their society, their political/economic systems—and the Asian experiences in the United States, the Asian studies minor is designed to be broadly inclusive. Students are required to choose five courses from a variety of Asian courses offered at UNH, no more than three of which can be from one individual discipline. Students are strongly encouraged to enroll in Asian languages classes at UNH as well as explore Asian courses at other U.S. and Asian institutions. For further information, please contact Lawrence C. Reardon, coordinator, Department of Political Science, 241A Horton Social Science Center, (603) 862-1858, e-mail

The following are a list of courses that count toward the minor. Please note additional courses may also count. Visit the program website for the most up-to-date information.

ANTH 500E, People and Cultures of South Asia
ANTH 501E, World Prehistory: Asia
ARTS 697, Arts of the Far East
CHIN 400, Conversational Chinese
CHIN 401/2, Elementary Chinese
CHIN 425, Introduction to Chinese Culture and Civilization
CHIN 503/4, Intermediate Chinese
CHIN 521, Chinese Literature in Translation
CHIN 632, Advanced Chinese II
CHIN 795/96, Independent Study in Chinese
CLAS 413/4, Elementary Sanskrit
ENGL 581, Introduction to Postcolonial Literatures in English
ENGL 616C, Asian American Film
ENGL 738, Beauty Queens and Silver Screens
ENGL 750, Asian American Literature
ENGL 777, Postcolonial Novel
FS 444, We Don't All Play Violin
FS 773, International Perspectives on Children and Families
GEOG 541, Geography of Japan
HIST 425, Chinese Civilization
HIST 579, History of China in Modern Times
HIST 580, History of Japan in Modern Times
HIST 681, Modern China Topics
HIST 797, American Century in Asia
JPN 401/2, Elementary Japanese*
JPN 425, Introduction to Japanese Culture and Civilization
JPN 503/4, Intermediate Japanese*
JPN 631/2, Advanced Japanese
JPN 795/6, Independent Study in Japanese
PHIL 520, Introduction to Eastern Philosophy
POLT 403H: U.S. in World Affairs: Asia
POLT 545, People and Politics in Asia
POLT 546, Wealth and Politics in Asia
POLT 556, Politics in China
POLT 566, Foreign Policies in Asia and the Pacific
POLT 569, Chinese Foreign Policy
POLT 797, Seminar in Chinese Politics
*Japanese taught at UNH. Other Asian languages studied elsewhere may be substituted by approval.