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Center for Asian and Pacific Studies
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
Arts and Letters Building, Rm. 473
San Diego CA 92182-6042
Phone: 619-594-3934
Fax: 619-594-0257

Dr. Sandra A. Wawrytko, Center Director


Last Update:
November 18, 2014

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Asian Studies Minor

An Asian Studies Minor is available to students who wish to pursue a short course of study on Asia to complement their major program. As in the case of Asian Studies Major, courses for the Minor program are offered by the CAPS and by a wide range of departments and programs, such as anthropology, art, Chinese, comparative literature, economics, history, Japanese, Korean, philosophy, political science, religious studies, sociology, and women’s studies.

Students are encouraged, but not required, to focus on a sub-area in Asia (i.e. East Asia, or South/Southeast Asia) or on specialized disciplinary interests (i.e. humanities, or social sciences).

Courses in the minor may not be counted toward the major, but may be used to satisfy preparation for the major and General Education requirements, if applicable. A minimum of six upper division units must be completed in residence at San Diego State University.


Asian Studies Minor Requirement

The Minor in Asian Studies consists of a minimum of 18 units to include Asian Studies 100, 101; and any combination of 12 units of upper division courses in Asian Studies, in Asian-content courses approved for the Major, or upper division courses approved by the undergraduate adviser.


Asian Studies Minor Advising

Students interested in the minor in Asian Studies should begin by declaring the minor by filling out a declaration of minor form.  This form requires a signature from the Asian Studies adviser.  The Asian Studies minor code is 111101.

Once a student has declared the Asian Studies minor, he or she is strongly encouraged to meet with the Asian Studies adviser to establish a plan of study based on the Minor Worksheet. 

Prior to graduation, the student must submit a Master Plan, completed with the help of the Asian Studies adviser, to the University Advising Center.

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