Asian Studies

 

Asian Studies Major

The coordinate major in Asian Studies is designed so that students may pursue their particular areas of interest within the Asian Studies program offerings. The major consists of nine courses; students may fulfill these course requirements with courses taken for either three or four credits.

 

Requirements  

 To satisfy the requirements of a major and coordinate major, students must have completed at least 18 separate courses.

 

China Track within the Asian Studies Program

Students choosing to pursue the China Studies track within the Asian Studies coordinate major must complete five Chinese classes as part of the overall requirements for the major. At least two Chinese language classes must be included within the five required courses. However, students who use Chinese language classes to fulfill the Newcomb-Tulane language proficiency requirement may elect to take five non-language courses to fulfill the track requirements. At least two of these courses must be at or beyond the 3000 level. At least half the course credits being counted toward the fulfillment of requirements must be taken on the Tulane campus or in an off-campus program taught by a Tulane faculty member. In the case of special topics courses, only China studies topics will be considered and approval of the Asian Studies Director is required.

There is a limit of three 1000 level courses that can count toward the Asian Studies coordinate major. Students can count 3000 level courses for the foreign language requirement and for the Asian Studies coordinate major.

Specific measurable learning outcomes of students graduating with a coordinate major in Asian Studies.

  1. Possess at least an elementary proficiency in Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese, or Vietnamese.
  2. Possess at least a basic understanding of the historical, social, and cultural background of at least two out of the three-targeted countries (China, Japan, and Vietnam).
  3. Able to locate, evaluate and utilize research materials germane to Asian studies.
  4. Able to analyze and interpret specific issues and to develop arguments for research papers related to Asia.

Specific measurable learning outcomes of students graduating with a coordinate major in Asian Studies with a concentration in China Studies.

  1. Possess at least an elementary proficiency in Chinese (Mandarin).
  2. Possess at least a basic understanding of the historical, social, and cultural background of China.
  3. Able to locate, evaluate and utilize research materials germane to China studies.
  4. Able to analyze and interpret specific issues and to develop arguments for research papers related to China.

 

Japan Track within the Asian Studies Program

Students choosing to pursue the Japan Studies track within the Asian Studies coordinate major must complete five Japanese classes as part of the overall requirements for the major. At least two Japanese language classes must be included within the five required courses. However, students who use Japanese language classes to fulfill the Newcomb-Tulane language proficiency requirement may elect to take five non-language courses to fulfill the track requirements. At least two of these courses must be at or beyond the 3000 level. At least half the course credits being counted toward the fulfillment of requirements must be taken on the Tulane campus or in an off-campus program taught by a Tulane faculty member. In the case of special topics courses, only Japan studies topics will be considered and approval of the Asian Studies Director is required.

There is a limit of three 1000 level courses that can count toward the Asian Studies coordinate major. Students can count 3000 level courses for the foreign language requirement and for the Asian Studies coordinate major.

Specific measurable learning outcomes of students graduating with a coordinate major in Asian Studies.

  1. Possess at least an elementary proficiency in Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese, or Vietnamese.
  2. Possess at least a basic understanding of the historical, social, and cultural background of at least two out of the three-targeted countries (China, Japan, and Vietnam).
  3. Able to locate, evaluate and utilize research materials germane to Asian studies.
  4. Able to analyze and interpret specific issues and to develop arguments for research papers related to Asia.

Specific measurable learning outcomes of students graduating with a coordinate major in Asian Studies with a concentration in Japan Studies.

  1. Possess at least an elementary proficiency with the Japanese language.
  2. Possess at least a basic understanding of the historical, social, and cultural background of Japan.
  3. Able to locate, evaluate and utilize research materials germane to Japan studies. Able to analyze and interpret specific issues and to develop arguments for research papers related to Japan.

 


Japanese Language Courses

Elective Courses Regularly Offered