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Global Asian Studies (Minor)

The Global Asian Studies Program at DePaul is the first of its kind in the world and unique in its global approach to the study of Asia, Asian transnationalism and Asian American topics.

Our award-winning faculty offer international expertise and professional training in our more than one hundred courses. We have a vibrant alumni mentoring network as well as international internship opportunities.

See our website for information about our faculty, students and alumni. The Global Asian Studies program also hosts a number of events. We bring in speakers and performers of international renown to provide the latest scholarly and popular culture developments in the field of Global Asian Studies. These and other program activities provide a contemporary link between in-class learning and out-of-the-classroom experiences. For more information, email us at globalasianstudies@depaul.edu.

A minor in Global Asian Studies complements a student's major field of study through:

  • Enhancing cultural competence in Asia, particularly in business and social practices.
  • Preparing for real-world challenges, especially in inter-cultural and international environments.
  • Improving critical thinking and analytical skills, including in professional presentation and writing. 
  • Strengthening career readiness via hands-on learning, study abroad and international exchange.
  • Developing flexibility and adaptability to new places and situations.
  • Mentoring and networking opportunities.

Minor Requirements

A student minoring in Global Asian Studies is required to complete the following courses totaling 24.0 hours (6 courses):

Course Title Quarter Hours
AAS 205GLOBAL ASIA (Required course)4
Select five elective courses from the following:20
AAS 200
ASIAN AMERICAN HISTORY
AAS 202
ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE
AAS 203
ASIAN AMERICAN ARTS AND CULTURE
AAS 210
ASIAN ART
AAS 211
BUDDHIST ART
AAS 214
JAPANESE ART
AAS 215
INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND REGIONAL INEQUALITY
AAS 216
CHINESE ART
AAS 217
ARTS OF INDIA AND THE HIMALAYAS
AAS 218
ARTS OF THE SILK ROAD
AAS 220
AMERICAN BUDDHISM
AAS 222
RELIGION AND CONFLICT IN SOUTH ASIA
AAS 223
TALES OF INDIA
AAS 224
HINDU THOUGHT AND CULTURE
AAS 225
RELIGION AND SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT: SOCIALLY ENGAGED BUDDHISM
AAS 226
ETHICAL WORLDS: MORAL ISSUES ACROSS CULTURES: ATOM BOMB DISCOURSE
AAS 233
THE RISE OF MODERN CHINA
AAS 241
RELIGION IN CHINESE HISTORY, SOCIETY, AND CULTURE
AAS 242
LITERATURE AND RELIGION IN CHINA
AAS 243
BUDDHIST THOUGHT IN CULTURAL CONTEXT
AAS 244
TRADITIONS OF CHINESE POPULAR CULTURE
AAS 245
RELIGION IN JAPANESE HISTORY, SOCIETY, AND CULTURE
AAS 246
ASIAN FOREIGN POLICY
AAS 247
LITERATURE AND RELIGION IN JAPAN
AAS 248
CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY
AAS 251
SOUTH ASIA TO C. 900 C.E.: THE STONE AGE TO THE GOLDEN AGE
AAS 252
SOUTH ASIA, C. 900 TO 1707: SULTANS, MUGHALS, AND ISLAMIC EMPIRES
AAS 253
ASIAN POLITICS
AAS 254
SOUTH ASIA, 1707 - 1947: RISE AND FALL OF THE BRITISH RAJ
AAS 263
JAPAN TO C. 1200
AAS 264
JAPAN, CA. 1200-1800
AAS 265
JAPAN, C. 1800 - PRESENT
AAS 266
EAST ASIA, C.1800-PRESENT
AAS 272
ANIME AND MANGA
AAS 273
GLOBAL ASIAN LITERATURE
AAS 290
TOPICS IN ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES
AAS 305
RELIGION AND CULTURE IN SOUTH ASIA
AAS 315
THE STATE & ECONOMIC GROWTH IN EAST ASIA
AAS 320
MODERN JAPANESE LITERATURE
AAS 325
QUEER JAPAN
AAS 337
ASIAN AMERICAN MEDIA REPRESENTATION
AAS 338
ASIAN CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION
AAS 341
ZEN MIND
AAS 342
ASIAN POLITICAL ECONOMY
AAS 343
JAPANESE AMERICAN HISTORY IN THE US/CHICAGO
AAS 344
YOGA AND TANTRA
AAS 345
MORAL PHILOSOPHY, POLITICAL POWER, & RELIGION IN PRE-MODERN CHINA
AAS 350
ETHNIC MINORITY YOUTH: ADAPTATION, IDENTITY AND DEVELOPMENT
AAS 351
JAPANESE POLITICS
AAS 352
CHINESE POLITICS
AAS 363
YELLOW PERIL/YELLOW POWER: ASIAN AMERICANS IN THE MEDIA
AAS 367
LITERATURE OF THE VIETNAM WAR
AAS 373
KYOTO (WORLD CITIES)
AAS 395
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GLOBAL ASIAN STUDIES

NOTE: Students may use up to three courses focusing on just one country (example, up to three China or three Japan) towards the five General Asia electives.

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