Minor in East Asian Studies

The East Asian Studies (EAS) minor consists of the following requirements: knowledge of written and spoken Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Vietnamese (or, where appropriate, another Asian language) through the 212 level or its equivalent, as demonstrated through testing; and six courses in East Asian studies. At least three of the non-language courses must be taken at Boston University.

Contact:

Sunil Sharma, Academic Coordinator of Asian Studies Programs
The Frederick S. Pardee School undergraduate advising office, 617-353-6342, 156 Bay State Road

Courses

Consult departmental listings for complete description of courses.

HUMANITIES: CENTRAL ASIA
  • CAS AH 314 After Genghis Khan: Art and Architecture in Central Asia and Iran
HUMANITIES: EAST ASIA
  • CAS AH 225 The Arts of Asia
  • CAS AH 326 Arts of Japan
  • CAS AH 327 Arts of China
  • CAS AH 328 Modern Japanese Architecture
  • CAS AH 425 Seminar: Topics in Asian Art (either China or Japan)
  • CAS AH 530 Chinese and Japanese Calligraphy: History, Theory, and Practice
  • CAS AH 531 Modern Asian Art in Global Context
  • CAS AH 532 Japanese Print Culture
  • CAS AR 240 Archaeology of Ancient China
  • CAS LC 250 Masterpieces of Classical Chinese Literature (in English translation)
  • CAS LC 251 Masterpieces of Modern Chinese Literature
  • CAS LC 280 The Chinese Classics
  • CAS LC 284 Introduction to Chinese Women’s Writing (in English translation)
  • CAS LC 285 Topics in Chinese Literature (in English translation)
  • CAS LC 286 Chinese Food Culture
  • CAS LC 287 Chinese Cinema
  • CAS LC 313 Chinese through Theater and Acting
  • CAS LC 314/LJ 314/LK 314 Classical Chinese for Students of East Asia
  • CAS LC 315 Classical Chinese
  • CAS LC 316 Topics in Classical Chinese
  • CAS LC 318 Touring in China
  • CAS LC 319 Chinese in Social Interaction
  • CAS LC 322 Business Chinese
  • CAS LC 420 Topics in Chinese through Media
  • CAS LC 440 Mass Media and Social Change in Modern China
  • CAS LC 470 Topics in Chinese Literature and Culture
  • CAS LC 486 Workshop in Translating and Interpreting Chinese
  • CAS LJ 250 Masterpieces of Japanese Literature (in English translation)
  • CAS LJ 251 Modern Japanese Literature
  • CAS LJ 281 Japanese Civilization English translation)
  • CAS LJ 282 The Culture of the Samurai (in English translation)
  • CAS LJ 283 Modern Japanese Culture in Cinema (in English translation)
  • CAS LJ 316 Classical Japanese
  • CAS LJ 350 Readings in Modern Japanese Fiction
  • CAS LJ 451 Topics in Japanese Literature
  • CAS LJ 480 Japanese Women Writers (in English translation)
  • CAS LJ 481 Topics in Japanese Literature (in English translation)
  • CAS LK 250 Introduction to Korean Literature (in English translation)
  • CAS LK 383 Modern Korean Culture through Cinema (in English translation)
  • CAS LK 450 Topics in Advanced Korean
  • CAS LK 470 Korean Literature and Culture
  • CAS PH 247 Introduction to Chinese Philosophy
  • CAS RN 103 Religions of the World: Eastern
  • CAS RN 210 Buddhism
  • CAS XL 224 Introduction to Comparative Literature: East Asia
  • CAS XL 260/LC 260/LJ 260/LK 260/LN 260 Gateway to Asian Cultures
HUMANITIES: SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ASIA
  • CAS AH 313 Imperial Reflections: Early Modern Islamic Art and Architecture
  • CAS AH 428 Seminar: Islamic Art
  • CAS AH 531 Modern Asian Art in Global Context
  • CAS AN 326 Oral Tradition as Verbal Art (meets with CAS RN 388)
  • CAS LN 225 Tradition and Modernity in Indian Film and Literature
  • CAS PH 246 Indian Philosophy
  • CAS RN 103 Religions of the World: Eastern
  • CAS RN 210 Buddhism
  • CAS RN 213 Hinduism
  • CAS RN 341 Islamic Mysticism: Sufism
  • CAS RN 388 Oral Tradition as Verbal Art (meets with CAS AN 326)
  • CAS RN 425 Topics in South Asian Religions
  • CAS RN 429 Religion and Politics in South Asia
  • CAS RN 524 Topics in Religion and Literature (varies)
  • CAS XL 225 Introduction to Comparative Literature: South Asia
  • CAS XL 260/LC 260/LJ 260/LK 260/LN 260 Gateway to Asian Cultures
  • CAS XL 342 Travel Writing and the Muslim World
  • CAS XL 343 Alexander the Great in the East
  • CFA MH 431 Topics in World Music [if topical focus is on South and/or Southeast Asia]
  • CFA MH 561 World Music Ensemble [if topical focus is on South and/or Southeast Asia]
  • CFA MH 563 World Music and Culture [if topical focus is on South and/or Southeast Asia]
SOCIAL SCIENCES: CENTRAL ASIA
  • CAS AN 347 Afghanistan
  • CAS HI 382/IR 328 Turko-Persia in the Twentieth Century
SOCIAL SCIENCES: EAST ASIA
  • CAS AN 305 Comparative Family Systems in Asia
  • CAS AN 344 Modern Japanese Society: Family, School, and Workplace
  • CAS AN 379 China and Taiwan: Tradition and Transformation
  • CAS AN 505 Asian Development: The Case of Women
  • CAS HI 363 Introduction to Early Chinese History
  • CAS HI 364 Introduction to Modern Chinese History
  • CAS HI 369 Introduction to Modern Japanese History
  • CAS HI 487 The Making of Modern China, 1600 to present
  • CAS IR 370 China: From Revolution to Reform (meets with CAS PO 369)
  • CAS IR 365 The Rise of China (meets with CAS PO 352)
  • CAS IR 527 The Political Economy of China (meets with CAS PO 548)
  • CAS IR 441 Transnational Immigration and Development in Asia
  • CAS IR 501 Conflict and Cooperation in Asia (meets with PO 554)
  • CAS IR 520 The State and Public Purpose in Asia (meets with CAS PO 550)
  • CAS IR 570 Politics and Social Change in Postwar Japan (meets with CAS PO 551)
  • CAS IR 577 Foreign Policy of the People’s Republic of China (meets with CAS PO 576)
  • CAS IR 579 Japan in International Politics (meets with CAS PO 552)
  • CAS IR 585 Problems and Issues in Post-Mao China (meets with CAS PO 549)
SOCIAL SCIENCES: SOUTH ASIA
  • CAS AN 375 Culture, Society, and Religion in South Asia (meets with CAS RN 375)
  • CAS AN 505 Asian Development: The Case of Women
  • CAS HI 234 Introduction to India and South Asia
  • CAS IR 372 International Relations of South Asia (meets with CAS PO 355)
  • CAS IR 501 Conflict and Cooperation in Asia (meets with PO 554)
  • CAS IR 506 India & the World
  • CAS IR 520 The State and Public Purpose in Asia (meets with CAS PO 550)
  • CAS IR 586 Islam in South Asian Politics
  • CAS SO 328 Contemporary South Asian Societies
SOCIAL SCIENCES: SOUTHEAST ASIA
  • CAS AN 318 Southeast Asia: Tradition and Development
  • CAS AR 390 The Archaeology of Southeast Asia
  • CAS IR 369 Southeast Asia in World Politics (meets with CAS PO 354)