East Asian Studies Minor

The East Asian Studies minor is designed for students who are interested in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean civilizations and who see knowledge of the culture of these East Asian countries as significant components for their effectiveness in an increasingly international community. DBU students majoring in areas such as business, Christian faith, education, fine arts, humanities, and social sciences will find that this program provides a unique perspective on these dynamic East Asian countries and offer a valued complement to their major.

  • Students complete a minimum of 18 credit hours, at least 12 hours of which must be distinctive to the minor, separate and apart from general studies and major core hours. 
  • At least 12 hours must be upper-level. 
  • HIST 4351 is required of all East Asian Studies minors. 
  • 15 hours must come from "Exclusively Asia-Focused Electives" courses (one Asian language course, Chinese, may apply).
  • Special topics and independent study courses may be applied with the approval of the East Asian Studies Program. 
  • Students who complete courses through established study-abroad centers in an East Asian country can apply for credits toward the East Asian Studies Minor. Each request for transfer credit will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the East Asian Studies Program.

View minimum requirements for a minor from DBU.

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.