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East Asian Studies Minor


Core Courses

Students must complete all three:

Additional Required Courses

In addition to the three required courses, students will choose nine credit hours of elective courses from the following list:

Additional Information

Current and potential special topics include classical Chinese poetry, classical Chinese prose, Japanese theater and cinema, Chinese theater and cinema, women in Chinese/Japanese literature, Japanese management and corporations, and strategic Japanese communications.

Current and past study abroad courses that are also acceptable for electives include Contemporary Chinese Culture and Society, Advanced Readings in Japanese, Modern Japanese Literature in English Translation, Modern Japanese International Relations, Introduction to Asian Religions, Japanese Linguistics, and Strategic Japanese Communications.

Students may choose one course for their elective requirement from comparative international courses taught at Grand Valley. These comparative courses must have a minimum of 25 percent of their content devoted to East Asia. Following are examples of some courses that may qualify. Check with the director of the East Asian studies program for a current list of acceptable courses.

Transfer Credits

Credits transferred from study abroad programs will be evaluated and applied where appropriate to the EAS minor. However, of the 21 to 22 credits required, a minimum of six credits must be taken in residence at Grand Valley.

East Asian Studies Program Description

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