2022-2023 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog
East Asian Studies Minor
Students must complete all three:
- EAS 201 - East Asia in the Contemporary World (3 credits)
- EAS 301 - Masterpieces of East Asian Literature (3 credits)
- PHI 210 - Eastern Philosophy (3 credits)
Additional Required Courses
In addition to the three required courses, students will choose nine credit hours of elective courses from the following list:
- CHI 321 - Ancient Chinese Culture (3 credits)
- CHI 322 - Classical Chinese Culture (3 credits)
- CHI 323 - Late Imperial Chinese Culture (3 credits)
- CHI 380 - Special Topics in Chinese (3 credits)
- EAS 180 - Special Topics in East Asian Studies (1 to 4 credits)
- EAS 280 - Special Topics in East Asian Studies (1 to 4 credits)
- EAS 333 - Study Abroad - East Asian Studies (1 to 6 credits)
- EAS 351 - Asian American Experiences (3 credits)
- EAS 380 - Special Topics in East Asian Studies (1 to 4 credits)
- EAS 399 - Independent Studies (1 to 3 credits)
- EAS 480 - Special Topics in East Asian Studies (1 to 4 credits)
- ENG 204 - World Mythology (3 credits) when taught by EAS faculty.
- GPY 354 - Geography and Globalization of Asia (3 credits)
- HST 240 - A History of East Asia to 1800 (3 credits)
- HST 241 - A History of East Asia since 1800 (3 credits)
- HST 310 - Cultural and Social Topics in Nonwestern History (3 credits)
- HST 333 - Modern China (3 credits)
- HST 342 - History of Buddhism and East Asian Religions (3 credits)
- PHI 400 - Wisdom of the East: Advanced Topics in Asian Philosophy (3 credits)
- PLS 283 - Chinese Politics and U.S.-China Relations (3 credits)
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.
- ANT 204 - Peoples and Cultures of the World (3 credits)
- ECO 365 - Comparative Economic Systems (3 credits)
- SOC 350 - Family and Gender in the Developing World (3 credits) Cross-listed with WGS 351.
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.