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Academic Program Guide

Asian Studies

ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2017 and after)

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and multicultural requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Offtrack) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

The Asian Studies major consists of 36 hours beyond General Education. In addition, a foreign language up to the intermediate level is required.

Mapping Coordinator: Lisha Stafford

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
1st GE Core Mathematics3
GE History3
CGS2060 Computer Applications3
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
GE Core Social Science3
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics course ( ≥ C minus )
Term 3 hrs
GE Core Natural Science with Lab 4
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice3
GE Social Science 3
Foreign Language 4
Milestones 3
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics Course ( ≥ C minus )
Term 4 hrs
GE Ethics
GE Natural Science
Oral Communication Competency
Foreign Language
Asian area specific
Milestones 4
Complete General Education requirements
Complete one Asian Studies Area-Specific course
Term 5 hrs
Foreign Language course 4
Asian Studies area specific course 3
Asian Studies Concepts & Theory course 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Milestones 5
Start Foreign Language course (Recommended)
Complete two Asian Studies Area-Specific courses
Complete one Concepts & Theory course
Term 6 hrs
Asian Studies area specific course 3
Asian Studies area specific course 3
Asian Studies area specific course 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Milestones 6
Complete five Asian Studies Area-Specific courses
Complete two Concepts & Theory courses
Complete Social Sciences graduation check
Request graduation check from Registrar
Term 7 hrs
Asian Studies area specific course 3
Asian Studies area specific course 3
Asian Studies Concept & Theory course 3
Milestones 7
Complete seven Asian Studies Area-Specific courses
Complete 30 hrs. of 3000/4000-level credit
Complete Foreign Language requirement
Term 8 hrs
Asian Studies area specific course 3
Asian Studies course 3
Asian Studies course 3
Milestones 8
Complete eight Asian Studies Area-Specific courses
Complete two Asian Studies courses
Complete Writing requirements
Complete Diversity/Multicultural requirements
Complete Oral Communication (speech) requirement
Apply for graduation in 1st two weeks
Overall GPA 2.00 or higher

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Sinologist, Foreign Service Officer, Teacher

Representative Employers: U.S. Government (including the State Department, Defense Department), Defense Intelligence Agency, Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, International Communications Agency), State Government, Multinational Corporations, Educational Institutions, Non-profit Organizations.

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at:

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.

View Asian Studies Program Guide