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Asian Studies

Requirements for Asian Studies Option

Note: Students who choose the Asian Studies option must register with the Asian Studies faculty advisor, Brad Clough, who will supervise their program.

  •  Two years (or equivalent proficiency) in an Asian language appropriate to the student's academic goals and approved by the academic advisor.  Students who plan to pursue graduate work are strongly advised to complete three years, including at least one study abroad in Asia experience.
  • Liberal Studies 151L - Introduction to Humanities, and Liberal Studies 152L - Introduction to Humanities
  • Either SSEA/LS 102 - Introduction to South and Southeast Asia or LS 161H Introduction to Asian Humanities
  • Choose two foundational Asian Studies courses from the following:
    • HSTR 240H – East Asian Civilizations
    • SSEA/LS 202 – South Asia
    • MCLG/JPNS/LS 210H – Japanese Culture and Civilization
    • MCLG/CHIN/LS 211 – Chinese Culture and Civilization
    • SOCI/SSEA/LS 212S – Southeast Asia:  Contemporary Social Problems
  • Choose one foundational Asian Studies course from the following:
    • RLST 232 - Buddhism
    • RLST 233 - Traditions of Buddhist Meditations
    • RLST 234 - Hinduism
    • RLST 236 - Chinese Religions
    • RLST 238 - Japanese Religions
  • Choose five upper-division Asian Studies courses from the following:
    • LSH 328 - Love in Bombay Cinema
    • RLST 353 – Topics in South Asian Religion
    • RLST 354 – Topics in East Asian Religion
    • RLST 360 – Classics in Buddhist Literature
    • RLST 366 – Tibetan Civilization
    • RLST 367 – Approaches to the Study of Zen Buddhism
    • RLST 368 – Contemporary Buddhism in South and Southeast Asia
    • RLST 369 – Contemplative Traditions of Asia
    • HSTR 343 – Modern Japan
    • HSTR 345 – Modern China
    • LSH 416 - Talking to God: the Bhagavad Gita
    • HSTR 448 – Tradition and Reform in China
    • HSTR 449 – Revolution and Reform in China
    • MCLG/CHIN/LS 313L – Classical Chinese Poetry in English Translation
    • MCLG/CHIN/LS 314L – Traditional Chinese Literature in English Translation
    • MCLG/CHIN/LS 432 – Twentieth Century Chinese Fiction in English Translation
    • JPNS 311 – Classical Japanese Literature in English Translation
    • JPNS 312 – Japanese Literature from Medieval to Modern Times in English Translation
    • JPNS 386 – History of the Japanese Language
    • JPNS 391 – Special Topics Variable
    • JPNS 411 – Modern Japanese Writers and Thinkers
    • JPNS 431 – Post War Japanese Literature
    • GPHY - 444 High Asia
    • PSCI 329 – Politics of Japan

Visit the Univerisity of Montana Course Catalog for more information.