Loyola University Maryland

Asian Studies

A historic, architectural structure in Asia/The Great Wall of China overlooking a town

The Asian studies minor allows students to see how different disciplines bring their methodologies to bear on the study of Asia. It also fosters in students a global awareness and better understanding of both the East and the West, which can be applied to careers in business, government, education, law, journalism, and academia. This program is open to students from any major.

Curriculum

Requirements for the minor (18 credits) consist of six electives. The following restrictions apply:

  • at least two courses should be taken at the 300 level or above;
  • no more than two courses may be counted from one discipline (e.g., history, political science);
  • no more than two courses may be counted in language;
  • no more than three courses from any department containing more than one discipline may be counted toward the minor;
  • no more than three courses from a study abroad program may be counted toward the minor.

Electives

The following courses at Loyola, as well as Japanese language courses at Johns Hopkins University count toward the minor:

  • AH 203 - The Arts of East Asia
  • AH 204 - Islamic Art
  • BH 282 - International Business
  • CI 101 - Chinese I
  • CI 102 - Chinese II
  • CI 103 - Chinese III
  • CI 104 - Chinese IV
  • CI 201 - Chinese Composition and Conversation
  • CI 202 - Advanced Chinese Composition and Conversation
  • CI 303 - Selected Readings in Modern Chinese
  • CI 304 - Introduction to Formal Written Chinese
  • HS 104 - Making of the Modern World: South Asia
  • HS 105 - Making of the Modern World: East Asia
  • HS 107 - Making of the Modern World: The Middle East
  • HS 370 - The Jesuits in Asia Since 1542
  • HS 371 - East Asia in the Modern World
  • HS 372 - The Vietnam War through Film and Literature
  • HS 374 - East Asia on Film
  • HS 375 - Indian History, Culture, and Religion through Film
  • HS 376 - Memories of Nagasaki and Hiroshima
  • HS 377 - History of Modern China
  • HS 378 - History of Modern Japan
  • HS 380 - History of South Asia in the Twentieth Century
  • HS 381 - Search for the Divine: Hindu, Christian, Muslim, and Buddhist Ways in India
  • HS 391 - History of the Jesuits
  • HS 444 - War and Revolution: East Asia, 1937-1954
  • HS 482 - Asian Studies Seminar
  • HS 483 - Seminar: Soseki and Mishima: Mirrors of Modern Japan
  • HS 484 - Seminar: The Chinese Revolution
  • IB 282 - International Business
  • ML 301 - Modern Chinese Literature
  • ML 306 - Old Wine in a New Bottle: Modern Film and Classical Chinese Tales
  • ML 309 - Gender, Peace, and Justice in East Asia: Texts and Context
  • ML 310 - Introduction to Traditional Chinese Culture
  • ML 315 - Popular Culture in Contemporary China: Transformation, Consumption, and Exchange
  • ML 324 - Representations of Women in Premodern Chinese Literature
  • ML 340 - China through Film
  • PL 216 - Philosophical Perspectives: Asian Thought
  • PL 321 - Cross-Cultural Philosophy
  • PL 325 - Philosophy of Asian Thought
  • PL 336 - Comparative Philosophy: East-West Dialogues
  • PL 354 - Chinese Philosophy
  • PL 365 - Japanese Philosophy
  • PL 375 - Topics in Buddhist Philosophy
  • PL 396 - Classics of Asian Philosophy
  • PS 302 - Chinese Politics
  • PS 308 - China and Globalization
  • TH 266 - Christian Theology and World Religions

For requirements, courses, and course details, please refer to the academic catalogue.

Asian Studies Catalogue