Nov 29, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

East Asian Studies Minor

David Graff, East Asian Studies Coordinator
Department of History
314 Eisenhower Hall
Fax: 785-532-7004

The East Asian Studies minor program is designed to provide students at K-State with a knowledge of and appreciation for East Asia’s history, culture, economy, and natural environment.  The East Asian Studies minor is offered in the College of Arts & Sciences, though faculty from other colleges may participate and offer related courses that contribute to the mission of the program.

Students must have a GPA of 2.0 or better to qualify for the East Asian Studies minor.  To complete the minor, they will need twenty credit hours of designated course work, of which at least eight credit hours must be for the required language courses and the remaining credit hours for electives in various subject areas.

Students Should earn a grade of C or above for the courses to be considered toward the minor.  Transfer credits for similar courses from other institutions may be accepted as part of the student’s program of study, subject to the program director’s approval.  Courses taken for the minor may be used to satisfy the general requirements of a major curriculum, including free electives.

Required Language Courses (8 credit hours)

The minor requires that each student achieve mastery of Chinese or Japanese at the intermediate level, which is defined for the purpose of this minor as the level of Japanese III and IV or Chinese III and IV.  Students are expected to have taken Japanese I and II (JAPAN 191 and JAPAN 192, or their equivalents) or Chinese I and II (CHINE 101 and CHINE 102, or their equivalents) before they take the third and fourth levels of language classes.  Native speakers of Japanese or Chinese, and students who can demonstrate language proficiency at the fourth semester level may be exempt from taking the language courses.  In such cases, students, after consulting the program director, may take additional elective courses to fulfill the total credit hour requirements of the minor.

Topic Courses

The following topics courses may also be used as electives, depending on the specific topic and subject to the approval of the academic director of the East Asian Studies minor.

Transfer policy

Courses taken at other institutions in the U.S. or abroad may be used to satisfy the language requirement and up to one-half of the elective requirement, subject to the approval of the EAS coordinator (and the Department of Modern Languages, in the case of language courses).  Two elective courses totaling at least 6 credit hours must be taken at K-State.