This is the preliminary (or launch) version of the 2020-21 VCU Bulletin. This edition includes all programs and courses approved by the publication deadline; however we may receive notification of additional program approvals after the launch. The final edition and full PDF version will include these updates and will be available in August prior to the beginning of the fall semester.

The Asian and Chinese studies minor consists of 21 credits. A minimum of 12 credits must be earned at the upper (300- or 400-) level.

Native speakers of Chinese may not use intermediate credit in the language to count toward the minor.

Note: Language Placement Test results cannot substitute for completion of course work.

CourseTitleHours
Select a minimum of three credits of Chinese at the advanced level (300 or above)3
RELS 311Religions of the World3
Select 15 credits from the following (no more than six credits can be earned within the same discipline):15
Intermediate Chinese 1
Select a minimum of three credits from the following:
Survey of East Asian Civilizations
Survey of East Asian Civilizations
The Art of Historical Detection: ____ 2
The History of Modern Japan
History of Late Imperial China, 900-1800
The History of Modern China, 1800 to the Present
History in Film: ____ 2
Topics in History 2
Asian Governments and Politics
The Politics of Developing Areas
Vietnam
Select a minimum of three credits from the following:
Survey of Asian Art
Studies in Asian Art
Topics in Foreign Literature in English Translation 2
Taoism
Tibetan Buddhism
The Chinese Tradition in Philosophy
Zen Buddhism
Seminar in Hinduism
Cultural Texts and Contexts: ____ 2
Human Rights and Literature 2
Topics in World Languages and Cultures 2
Topics in World Languages and Cultures 2
Total Hours21