Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Slippery Rock University

Asian Studies, Minor

Students from any major can take courses in Asian Studies to fulfill the Diversity/Rock Studies Requirement Block such as Asian Literature, which is one of the Core courses required to complete the Asian Studies Minor.

To access Minor Requirements, please view the Curriculum Guide tab.

Related Links

Asian Studies, Minor Program Page

Languages, Literatures, Cultures, and Writing Department Page

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Minor GPA: 2.0 or higher

Minor Requirements

  • Students must complete at least 6 credit hours in their minor from SRU.
  • A minimum of 6 credit hours must be upper division (courses numbered 300 and above).
  • A minor shall be no fewer than 18 credits.
Required Course
MODL 105Introduction to Asian Civilizations3
Core Courses
Select three of the following:9
Asian Literature
Asian Film
Modern Japan
East Asian Military Traditions
Modern Asian Pacific Rim
Modern China
Asian Philosophy
Cultural Area Studies (Asian Topics Only)
Issues in Asia; Women in Asian Societies
Required Third Semester Proficiency
Select three courses from Chinese, Korean, or Japanese of the following:9
Chinese Language and Culture I 1
Chinese Language and Culture II 1
Chinese Language and Culture III 1
Intermediate Chinese I 1
Japanese Language and Culture I 1
Japanese Language and Culture II 1
Japanese Language and Culture III 1
Intermediate Japanese I 1
Korean Language and Culture I 1
Korean Language and Culture II 1
Korean Language and Culture III 1
Intermediate Korean I 1
Total Hours21

A grade of “C” or better is required.


Some courses may require pre-requisites. Please see course descriptions to determine if there are any pre-requisites for that specific course.

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

Minor in Asian Studies (54C)
This program is effective as of Spring 2019
Revised 8-2019