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The Certificate in Asian Affairs is intended to give students an understanding of Asian societies today, offering insights into cultural, social, political, historical, geographic, and economic variables essential to appreciating Asian societies, as well as a basic introduction to one Asian language.

University Residency Requirement

Students must complete 50% of the required credit hours for a certificate in residence at IU Southeast. Some departments may have additional Residency requirements.

Asian Affairs Residency Requirement

No additional residency requirement for the Asian Affairs Certificate.

Asian Affairs Certificate Requirements

The certificate requires 15-16 hours, with a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0.  Students must complete one course from each of the 4 areas (12-13 credit hours): Language, Culture, History & Philosophy, and Politics & Geography.  Student choose one additional course from one of the 4 areas or may complete a Study Abroad in Asia for a minimum of 3 credit hours.  Study Abroad in Asia is strongly recommended.

* No more than two courses below the 200-level will count toward the certificate.

Dept. Course Number Title Credit Hours Minimum Grade
EALC-J varies Students will take 1 language course in Japanese.  Specific course will depend on student performance on a placement test 3-4 C-
Culture (choose one course)
Dept. Course Number Title Credit Hours Minimum Grade
ENG-L 107 Oriental World Masterpieces 3 C-
FINA-A 362 The Art of Japan 3 C-
REL-R 153 Religions of Asia 3 C-
REL-R 354 Buddhism 3 C-
History & Philosophy (choose one course)
Dept. Course Number Title Credit Hours Minimum Grade
HIST-G 100 Introduction to Asian History 3 C-
HIST-G 200 Issues in Asian History 3 C-
HIST-H 207 Modern East Asian Civilization 3 C-
HIST-H 208 American-East Asian Relations 3 C-
HIST-G 385 Modern China 3 C-
HIST-G 387 Contemporary China 3 C-
HIST-G 451 The Far East 1 3 C-
PHIL-P 170 Introduction to Asian Philosophy 3 C-
PHIL-P 334 Buddhist Philosophy 3 C-
PHIL-P 374 Early Chinese Philosophy 3 C-
Politics & Geography (choose one course)
Dept. Course Number Title Credit Hours Minimum Grade
POLS-Y 369 3 C-
Dept. Course Number Title Credit Hours Minimum Grade
Elective (choose one additional course from any area listed above. Summer Study Aboad in Asia is strongly encouraged.) 3 C-

* Please note that other appropriate courses may be offered and substituted subject to approval.

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