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ASIAN 275: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Asia (0.25)

This course introduces students to the interdisciplinary nature of Asian Studies and provides preparation for research abroad and in the senior seminar. Students gain grounding in the approaches of different disciplines to a common body of knowledge through presentations by departmental faculty, and use resources available to researchers in Asian Studies in a systematic and in-depth way. The course introduces students to bibliographic management software. Designed to be taken early in the major.

Asian Studies

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The Asian Studies Department provides students with the opportunity to study East Asia, Southeast Asia, and South Asia. The department offers majors in Asian studies, Chinese, and Japanese as well as concentrations in Asian studies, China studies, and Japan studies. A concentration in Asian studies — which presumes that a student completes a major in another department — is ideal for students with an interest in Asia who are majoring in economics, environmental studies, history, religion, sociology/anthropology, art, political science, or other areas. St. Olaf offers many international programs in Asia. The concentrations in China and Japan studies allow students to pursue advanced language study with or without an Asian studies major. The China studies and Japan studies concentrations are available only to students who entered the college before fall semester 2017.  Beginning in the fall of 2017, new incoming students with an interest in pursuing more in-depth study of China and Japan are encouraged to consider a Chinese or Japanese major.  See also Asian Conversations   ASIAN 210 ,   ASIAN 215 ,   ASIAN 220 Overview of the Major The Asian studies major allows students to gain competence in either Chinese or Japanese language and the understanding of Asian societies through a selection of courses in language, linguistics, literature, film, economics, history, religion, art history, political science, sociology/anthropology, philosophy, and psychology as well as special interdisciplinary courses on Asia. Courses that count toward the major are listed under Asian Studies, Chinese, Japanese, Asian Conversations, and other departments (listed on the courses tab of this catalog section). Many Asian studies courses also fulfill one or more general education requirements. Asian studies majors are encouraged to use their language skills to experience an Asian culture firsthand through study in Asia. Level I courses provide introductions to the languages and the fields of Asian studies. Level II courses, including the Asian Conversations program, provide students a breadth of knowledge about Asia or intermediate study of language. Level III courses offer students the opportunity to do advanced study on a topic about Asia. Please see the Chinese major or Japanese major pages for requirements specific to those majors. 

Environmental Studies

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...Political Science and Asian Studies Asian politics; comparative...of Latin America HIST 275 Environmental History PHIL...

Media Studies

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...ASIAN 270 Visual Culture of Modern China ASIAN...the Creative Process ENGL 275 Literature and Film...

Art and Art History

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...Art History and Asian Studies Asian art history...history courses except Art 275, 280, 298, 350...

Management Studies

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...Art Interim (off-campus) ASIAN 240 Talking in...272 Contemporary France FREN 275 Interdisciplinary French Studies...