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 a significant component of their effectiveness in an increasingly international community. DBU students majoring in business, Christian faith, education, fine arts, humanities, and social sciences will find that the East Asian Studies program provides a unique perspective on the culture of East Asian countries as a way to broaden their studies.

Why Minor in East Asian Studies?

East Asian Studies Minor Requirements

  • Students complete a minimum of 18 credit hours, at least 12 hours of which must be distinctive to the minor, separate 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. The East Asian Studies Program will consider each transfer credit request case-by-case.
  • The Institute of East Asian Studies is also available to students who wish to find a community in this area of study.
View minimum requirements for a minor from DBU.

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

The East Asian Studies Minor is a part of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. For additional information about the college, please visit the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.