Transnational Asian Studies, Certificate

(Code 380-630) 

Advisor:  R. Shinno (History).

The Transnational Asian Studies Certificate allows students to broadly explore Asia and the Asian diaspora and to gain knowledge of the experiences of people of Asian ancestry. 

Minimum of 15 credits from at least three course prefixes selected from the following list, of which at least two courses must be at the 300-400 level:15
International Communication
Economics of Pacific Asia
Modern East and Southeast Asia
Hmong and America
Studies in Asian/Pacific World History
The Vietnam War
History of China
History of Japan
Hmong American Experiences in the U.S.
Special Topics in Critical Hmong Studies
Politics of Asia
Political Violence
Buddhism: Past and Present
Chinese and Japanese Religions
Sociology of the Middle East
Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.
Society in Contemporary China
Up to 4 credits of a course(s) on the first Asian language:
Beginning Chinese
Beginning Chinese
Intermediate Chinese
Intermediate Chinese
Beginning Hmong I
Beginning Hmong II
Beginning Japanese I
Beginning Japanese II
Intermediate Japanese I
Intermediate Japanese II
Up to 4 credits of a course(s) on the second Asian language, listed above. The first and the second Asian languages should be two different languages.
Up to 3 credits from travel abroad courses:
International Experience in India
International Experience in China

Note 1: With approval of the certificate advisor, courses such as the following may be applied to this certificate program when a substantial portion of the course covers topics on the lives of Asians, Asian Americans, and/or people of Asian ancestry outside of the U.S.:  ENGL 230, ENGL 268, ENGL 330, ENGL 368, ENGL 396 /WGSS 396, FLG 150, FLTR 392, HIST 317, HIST 319, IDIS 301, RELS 100, SOC 301, Honors courses, Special Topics courses.

Note 2:  A maximum of three credits may be applied to both the student's major and the certificate program.

Note 3:  Courses on Asian languages other than Chinese, Hmong, or Japanese may count toward the certificate, with approval of the certificate advisor.

Note 4:  With approval of the certificate advisor, courses taken during a study abroad program(s) may apply to this certificate.  Students are encouraged to communicate with the certificate advisor prior to the departure.

Program Learning Outcomes 

Students completing this program will be expected to meet the following learning outcome:

  • Develop a depth of knowledge about the experiences of the people of Asian ancestry.