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East Asian Studies

Application

Admission to the minor shall be declared no later than the first semester of the graduating year.  Students should prepare a statement of objectives to attach to the application.

Students should select their own minor advisor

A minor in East Asian Studies may be achieved by meeting these requirements:

  1. Complete five courses with a minimum of 18 credits.  One of the East Asian Intro Courses (ASIAN 2211, ASIAN 2212, or ASIAN 2218) is required.
  2. Students normally take courses in East Asian Studies (China, Japan, Korea) bearing subject heading ASIAN or its cross-listings.  Other courses with relevant East Asian content may also count, pending approval by the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS).  Typically, non-language courses are selected at the 2000-level or above.
  3. The following courses may also count towards the minor: two courses (of at least three-credits each) in an East Asian language at the 1000-level or above and East Asian graduate courses.  Language study is strongly encouraged, but credits awarded for language cannot exceed six credits.
  4. Up to 8 credits may be awarded for Office of Global Learning-approved study abroad in East Asia, in consultation with the DUS.  Such courses may include summer study.
  5. A minimum grade of B- must be received for all courses counted towards the minor.  S/U courses are ineligible.

Those enrolled in the East Asian Studies minor are considered members of the East Asia Program and are encouraged to participate in all program activities.

South Asian Studies

Application

Admission to the minor shall be declared no later than the first semester of the graduating year. Students should prepare a statement of objectives to attach to the application.

Students should select their own minor advisor

A minor in South Asian Studies may be achieved by meeting these requirements:

  1. Complete five courses with a minimum of 18 credits.  A 2200-Level ASIAN course on a South Asian topic is required.
  2. Students normally take courses in South Asian Studies bearing subject heading ASIAN or its cross-listings.  Other courses with relevant South Asian content may also count, pending approval by the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS).  Typically, non-language courses are selected at the 2000-level or above.
  3. The following courses may also count towards the minor: two courses (of at least three-credits each) in a South Asian language at the 1000-level or above and South Asian graduate courses.  Language study is strongly encouraged; credits awarded for language cannot exceed six credits.
  4. Up to 8 credits may be awarded for Office of Global Learning-approved study abroad in South Asia, in consultation with the DUS.  Such courses may include summer study. For students in the Nilgiris Field Learning Center (NFLC) off –campus program only: non-seniors may apply up to three NFLC courses toward the fulfillment of the five-course requirement, and the minor application should be submitted prior to leaving for South Asia. Graduating seniors with a new interest in this minor after attending the NFLC program may apply up to four courses.
  5. A minimum grade of B- must be received for all courses counted towards the minor.  S/U courses are ineligible.

Those enrolled in the South Asian Studies Minor are considered members of the South Asia Program and are encouraged to participate in all program activities.

Southeast Asian Studies

Application

Admission to the minor shall be declared no later than the first semester of the graduating year. Students should prepare a statement of objectives to attach to the application.

Students should select their own minor advisor

A minor in Southeast Asian Studies may be achieved by meeting these requirements:

  1. Complete five courses with a minimum of 18 credits.   ASIAN 2208 “Introduction to Southeast Asia” is required. 
  2. Students normally take courses in Southeast Asian Studies bearing subject heading ASIAN or its cross-listings.  Other courses with relevant Southeast Asian content may also count, pending approval by the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS).  Typically, non-language courses are selected at the 2000-level or above.
  3. The following courses may also count towards the minor: two courses (of at least three-credits each) in a Southeast Asian language at the 1000-level or above and Southeast Asian graduate courses.  Language study is strongly encouraged; credits awarded for language study cannot exceed six credits.
  4. Up to 8 credits may be awarded for Office of Global Learning-approved study abroad in Southeast Asia, in consultation with the DUS.  Such courses may include summer study.
  5. A minimum grade of B- must be received for all courses counted towards the minor.  S/U courses are ineligible.

Those enrolled in the Southeast Asian Studies Minor are considered members of the Southeast Asia Program and are encouraged to participate in all program activities. Students are encouraged to commence work on a Southeast Asian language either at the 10-week intensive course offered by the Southeast Asia Studies Summer Institute or by studying for one semester at IKIP Malang, Indonesia; Khon Kaen University, Thailand; or Hanoi University, Vietnam; fellowships are available for undergraduates through the Cornell Abroad Program.

Sanskrit Studies Minor

Application

Admission to the minor shall be declared no later than the first semester of the graduating year. Students should prepare a statement of objectives to attach to the application.

To complete the Sanskrit Studies Minor, students must:

  1. Demonstrate language proficiency by completing SANSK 2251 (Intermediate Sanskrit I) or any higher-level Sanskrit course.
  2. Take a minimum of five Sanskrit or Sanskrit-related courses, including at least one 3000-level or higher-level course, and totaling no fewer than 18 credits
  3. Courses which may be used to satisfy the Sanskrit Studies minor include (but additional courses may be accepted in consultation with the minor advisor):
    SANSK 1131 SANSK 3301 PALI 1151 ASIAN 2277 ASIAN 4441
    SANSK 1132 SANSK 3302 PALI 4450 ASIAN 3344 ASIAN 4446
    SANSK 2252 SNLIT 6601 ASIAN 2261 ASIAN 3366 ASIAN 4447
    1. A minimum grade of B- must be received for all courses counted towards the minor.  S/U courses are ineligible.

    Those enrolled in the Sanskrit Studies Minor are considered members of the South Asia Program and are encouraged to participate in all program activities.

    Professors Lawrence McCrea (ljm223), Daniel Boucher (djb38), or Daniel Gold (drg4) are available to serve as a Sanskrit Studies faculty advisor and should be consulted on courses of study to complete the minor application, after which an appointment with the Director of Undergraduate Studies (asianstudiesdus@cornell.edu) should be scheduled. Bring the completed application to the appointment along with a copy of your current Cornell transcript; informal transcripts are accepted.