Asian Studies
Asian Studies
Offering Academic Unit
Department of Asian and International Studies
Exclusive Majors
(Students who study the following majors are not allowed to choose this minor)
International Studies or Asian and International Studies
Note: The following curriculum information is subject to periodic review and changes.

Aims of Minor

The minor in Asian Studies aims to develop students’ knowledge of social, political, economic, environmental, and cultural processes of change occurring in the countries of Asia. The minor aims to enhance the knowledge, skills, and prospects of its graduates for professional careers in business, non-profit, and governmental organizations, education and research organizations, and other organizations whose operations require social research skills and an informed international outlook.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Minor (MINILOs)

Upon successful completion of this Minor, students should be able to:
  1. Explain similarities, differences, and interrelations across a range of critical issues affecting social life and change in contemporary Asia; 
  2. Analyze regional issues through the application of a substantive body of knowledge concerning social, political, economic, environmental, and cultural conditions in Asia.  

Minor Requirements (15 credit units)Catalogue Term : Semester A 2020/21

1. Core Courses (6 credit units)
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit UnitsRemarks
AIS2040History and Society in Asia3see below Remark 1
AIS3032State and Economy in Asia3see below Remark 1

Remark 1:
- Students are recommended to enroll AIS2040 in their first semester.

2. Electives (9 credit units)

Any three courses from the following electives:
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit UnitsRemarks
AIS2032Hong Kong: Continuity and Change in a Global City3
AIS2918A Portrait of Japan : Experiencing Japanese Culture3
AIS2958Introduction to Korean Society3
AIS3031Political Dynamics in Asia3see below Remark 2
AIS3033Culture and Change in Asia3see below Remark 2
AIS3034Environmental Challenges in Asia and the World3see below Remark 2
AIS3046Asian Migration and the Global Diasporas3see below Remark 2
AIS3060Special Topics in Asian Studies I3
AIS3061Special Topics in Asian Studies II3
AIS3984Korean Culture3
AIS4027Religions and Society in Asia3see below Remark 2
AIS4028Women and Social Change in Asia3

Remark 2:

- Students must complete AIS2040 before enrolling in any elective.
Students are recommended to complete their core requirement prior to enrolling in electives.