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International Studies: Asia - AC

Major: 6210
Effective Term: 2010 Fall Final Term: Current
Award: AC
Total Credits: 36

The Academic Certificate (AC) in International Studies: Asia is designed to provide 1) a foundation in general education courses relevant to international studies; 2) a specialization in international education for teaching faculty; 3) a foundation in Asian studies courses for people in government agencies or in local businesses and industries with international interests in Asia; and 4) a wide offering of Asian studies courses for more meaningful experiences for international travelers.

Program Notes:

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.

Admission Criteria:


Program Prerequisites
ENG101First Year Composition3
Required Courses
Academic Core: Credits: 18
Students must complete the following courses:
Business and Communications: Credits: 3
COM263Intercultural Communications (3) OR
IBS109Cultural Dimensions of International Trade (3)3
Humanities: Credits: 6
Art History:
ARH101Pre-historic through Gothic Art3
REL243World Religions3
Social Sciences: Credits: 9
GCU121World Regional Geography Eastern Hemisphere3
HIS110World History to 15003
HIS111World History 1500 to the Present3
Academic Specialization: Credits: 12
Students must complete 12 credits from any of the following prefixes. Within the required 12 credits, students may select 5-10 language credits from the following CHI or JPN course options.
ASB222Buried Cities and Lost Tribes: Old World (3)
Art History:
ARH201Art of Asia (3)
(CHI credits may not be combined with JPN credits.)
CHI101Elementary Chinese (Mandarin) I (5)
CHI102Elementary Chinese (Mandarin) II (5)
HIS113History of Eastern Civilizations to 1850 (3)
HIS114History of Eastern Civilizations 1850 to Present (3)
HIS273US Experience in Viet Nam (3)
HUM211AAForeign Films: Classics (3)
HUM261Asian Ideas and Values (3)
(JPN credits may not be combined with CHI credits.)
JPN101Elementary Japanese I (5)
JPN102Elementary Japanese II (5)
REL202Classics of Asian Religions (3)
Restricted Electives
Students must select and complete 6 credits from any of the following prefixes or, with prior approval from the program director or designee, 6 credits may be substituted from the Academic Specialization area.
ASB102Introduction to Cultural and Social Anthropology (3)
ASB211Women in Other Cultures (3)
GCU102Introduction to Human Geography (3)
GPH111Introduction to Physical Geography (4)
Music Humanities & Literature:
MHL143Music in World Cultures (3)
Political Science:
POS120World Politics (3)
PSY132Psychology and Culture (3)
SOC101Introduction to Sociology (3)

Program Competencies

  1. Explain how people of other cultures may be motivated by historical forces, religious beliefs, cultural values and political/economic realities. (IBS109)
  2. Identify changes in the national and global environments which necessitates the student of intercultural communication. (COM263)
  3. Describe the aesthetical and cultural development of Latin America within the context of world civilization. (ARH101)
  4. Describe philosophical and religious ideas of Latin America within the context of world civilization. (REL243)
  5. Describe the various cultural, historical, economic and political groups of Europe and the western hemisphere and their complex interrelationships with Latin America. (GCU121)
  6. Analyze the origins of "Europe" circa 1000 C.E. and explain the factors in its development. (HIS110)
  7. Describe the social, political and economic evolution that contributed to the rise and decline of imperialism and colonization. (HIS111)

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