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Asian Studies

Asian Studies is one of the geographical specializations offered to International Studies students.  Students will further select to either focus in East Asia, South Asia or Eurasia. The specialization seeks to educate students on the role of Asia in the global world. Students are able to take language courses in Intensive Chinese, Japanese or Arabic.  Students will also take political science and history courses specific to the study of Asia. Students must complete, at minimum, one semester abroad. Though students are not restricted to study abroad in Asia, TCNJ provides many opportunities for semester programs in Asia.

Major Requirements – 12 Course Units

 

INT 200 / International Studies – 1 Course Unit

ECO 102 / Principles of Macroeconomics – 1 Course Unit

Foreign Language – 2 Course Units at 200 Level or Above

Arabic
Chinese
Japanese

History – 1 Course Unit

HIS 334: Modern East Asia
HIS 335: Modern Japan
HIS 337: 20th Century China
HIS 339: History of Modern India
HIS 341: The Islamic World

Humanities – 1 Course Unit

AAH 210: Arts of South Asia
AAH 211: Arts of East Asia
AAH 310: Early Modern Asian Art
AAH 312: Arts of Iran
AAH 410: Photography in India
CHI 171: Contemporary China
CHI 371: Modern Chinese Literature in English
CHI 348: New Chinese Cinema
HIS 131: Ancient China
HIS 135: Civilization of India
HIS 138: Southeast Asia
HIS 141: Modern Iranian Film and History
HIS 331: Silk and Religion
HIS 334: Modern East Asia
HIS 335: Modern Japan
HIS 336: Late Imperial China
HIS 337: 20th Century China
HIS 339: History of Modern India
HIS 341: The Islamic World
HIS 343: Early Iranian Nomads
HIS 450: Readings Seminar in History, Modern Asia
HIS 451: Readings Seminar in History, Early Asia
HIS 454: Readings Seminar in History, Modern Eurasia
HIS 455: Readings Seminar in History, Early Eurasia
LIT 336: Nomads, Warriors, Poets: Literature of Central Eurasia
REL 110: World Religions
REL 111: Buddhism and Buddhist Thought
REL 113: Islam and Islamic Thought
REL 210: Indian Philosophy

Political Science Option – 1 Course Unit

POL 130: International Relations
POL 335: International Organization
POL 337: International Law
POL 380: International Political Economy

Social Science Option – 1 Course Unit

CRI 340: International Terrorism
POL 130: International Relations
POL 335: International Organization
POL 337: International Law
POL 345: Human Rights in International Relations
POL 352: Comp Pol Econ of Development
POL 355: Political Economy of Natural Resources
POL 380: International Political Economy
WGS 375: Global Feminisms

Business Option – 1 Course Unit

INB 260: Multinational firms
BUS 360: Issues in International Business law
ECO 210: History of Economic Thought
ECO 310: Money, Credit & Financial Markets
ECO 335: Economics of Development
ECO 340: International Economics
ECO 345: Comparative Economic Systems
FIN 335: Capital Flows & Currency Crisis
FIN 340: International Finance
INB 330: Capital Flows and Currency Crisis

Asian Studies Electives Option – 2 Course Units

AAH 210: Arts of South Asia
AAH 211: Arts of East Asia
AAH 310: Early Modern Asian Art
AAH 312: Arts of Iran
AAH 410: Photography in India
CHI 171: Contemporary China
CHI 252: 2nd Year Intensive Chinese II
CHI 301: Advanced Chinese I
CHI 302: Advanced Chinese II
CHI 371: Modern Chinese Literature in English
CHI 348: New Chinese Cinema
CHI 370: Topics in Chinese
CHI 371: Topics in Chinese in English
CHI 391: Independent Study in Chinese
CRI 340: International Terrorism
BUS 360: Issues in International Business Law
ECO 210: History of Economic Thought
ECO 310: Money, Credit & Financial Markets
ECO 335: Economics of Development
ECO 340: International Economics
ECO 345: Comparative Economic Systems
FIN 335: Capital Flows & Currency Crisis
FIN 340: International Finance
HGS 210: Intro to Peace Studies
HIS 131: Ancient China
HIS 135: Civilization of India
HIS 138: Southeast Asia
HIS 141: Modern Iranian Film and History
HIS 331: Silk and Religion
HIS 334: Modern East Asia
HIS 335: Modern Japan
HIS 336: Late Imperial China
HIS 337: 20th Century China
HIS 339: History of Modern India
HIS 341: The Islamic World
HIS 343: Early Iranian Nomads
HIS 450: Readings Seminar in History, Modern Asia
HIS 451: Readings Seminar in History, Early Asia
HIS 454: Readings Seminar in History, Modern Eurasia
HIS 455: Readings Seminar in History, Early Eurasia
INB 260: Multinational firms
INB 330: Capital Flows and Currency Crisis
JPN 171: Contemporary Japan
JPN 252: 2nd Year Intensive Japanese II
JPN 270: Intermediate Topics in Japanese
JPN 301: Advanced Japanese I
JPN 302: Advanced Japanese II
JPN 370: Topics in Japanese
JPN 371: Topics in Japanese (English)
JPN 391: Independent Study in Japanese
LIT 336: Nomads, Warriors, Poets: Literature of Central Eurasia
PER 151: 1st Intensive Persian I
PER 152: 1st Year Intensive Persian II
PER 171: Contemporary Persian Speaking World
PER 251: 2nd Year Intensive Persian I
PER 252: 2nd Year Intensive Persian II
POL 130: International Relations
POL 200: Political Analysis
POL 335: International Organization
POL 337: International Law
POL 345: Human Rights in International Relations
POL 352: Comp Pol Econ of Development
POL 355: Political Economy of Natural Resources
POL 380: International Political Economy
RUS 236: History of Russian Film
RUS 252: 2nd Year Intensive Russian II
RUS 301: 3rd Year Russian I
RUS 302: 3rd Year Russian II
RUS 370: Topics in Russian
WGS 375 Global Feminisms

INT 498 / Senior Seminar in International Studies – 1 Course Unit

 

Plus minimum of 1 semester study abroad experience (includes some courses which will fulfill above requirements)
Courses in relevant Asian languages taken during study abroad (not offered at TCNJ, such as Hindi, Urdu, Thai, etc.) will be counted as electives toward this specialization.

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