2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
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2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Asian Studies Minor

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Contact: Chad R. Diehl, Assistant Professor of History
Office: Humanities Center, Room 306
Telephone: 410‑617‑5531

This joint program with the Notre Dame of Maryland University allows students in any major to declare a minor devoted to Asian studies. In the Asian studies minor, students learn how different disciplines bring their methodologies to bear on the study of Asia. One by-product is a better understanding of the West as well.

Requirements for the Minor (18 credits)

Requirements for the minor (18 credits) consist of five electives plus a final seminar (HS 482 , HS 483 , or HS 484 ) or an independent study. The following restrictions apply:

  • 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.

In their final semester, students research, write, and present papers designed to integrate their work on Asia. The seminar alternates between Notre Dame and Loyola, and the content varies according to the interests of the instructor and the participants. In order to accommodate individual interests or scheduling needs, a student may be allowed to choose an independent study instead of the seminar. Please confer with the coordinator for additional information.


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

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