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History | Modern Asia

Asia’s population, economic power, cultural influence, political volatility, environmental impacts, and military threats make it the world’s most dynamic region, and its importance will continue to grow in the coming generations. Learning about it is more critical than ever. The minor in Modern Asia is designed to deepen students’ appreciation of the complexity and diversity of the region encompassing East Asia, South Asia, and the Middle East.

Students who focus on one country or region will also develop pan-Asian perspectives.

  • A minor in Modern Asia requires 18 hours, 9 of which must be in 300-400-level courses taken in residence at WSU or through WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses.

A Modern Asia minor requires:

  • 2.0 GPA
  • C or better grade in all courses
  • UCORE courses may be used toward a Modern Asia minor

Approved Courses:

    • ASIA 201, 301, 303; HISTORY/ASIA 270, 271, 272, 273, 275, 371, 372, 373, 374, 377, 378, 379, 387, 474, 475, 476, 483, and 499.

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