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Course availability and offerings vary by semester and year. For complete and up-to-date listings of AS-approved courses, check the class schedule published by the Registrar’s Office. Course descriptions can be found in the department sections of the University Bulletin. Students may petition for relevant courses taken during Asian study abroad/exchange to count toward the AS major. Courses in any discipline with significant Asian content may be counted toward the AS major, with permission.

Each year, AS sponsors a special interdisciplinary study program with a study tour to Asia. Alternating programs include Japanese Popular Culture in Japan, and China in Transition. These programs typically carry 3-6 credits at the 300-level and are cross-listed in the departments of participating faculty.

198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ASIAN STUDIES Topic will be listed in the semester class schedule.

199. PRESENTATIONS OF ASIA A research paper or project completed for an AS course or study abroad experience and intended for presentation at the annual Celebration of Scholarship.

299. INDEPENDENT STUDY Directed reading or individual research.

398. SPECIAL TOPICS: CHINA Typically includes faculty-led, short-term study tour, at additional cost to students.

410. CAPSTONE COURSE IN ASIAN STUDIES A project that ties together the student’s AS coursework and reflects on the student’s experience in the AS major. Required to complete the major.

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