Six courses in either Chinese or Japanese language:
Two courses devoted to a senior project:
Three courses from AIS offerings in either the Humanities or the Social Sciences:
Two additional courses in the opposite division:
Note:One of those five courses must deal entirely with an Asian country outside the student’s language concentration. (For example, a student who takes a year of Japanese language must take one course that deals solely with China or another Asian country)
Note:A core course is designed to give students more breadth in their study of Asia by dealing with both China and Japan over a substantial period of time. Majors must pass a comprehensive examination in the form of an oral defense of their senior project.
Term abroad to China or Japan, or in a mini-term to Asia:
Note:If necessary, accommodations will be made.
Requirements for Honors in Asian Studies:
To be eligible for honors in the program, the student must fulfill the following requirements: (1) a minimum index of 3.30 in the program; (2) a cumulative index of 3.30 or better; (3) a grade of “A minus” or higher on the senior project; and (4) superior performance in an oral exam based on the senior project.