College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Coordinator: Phyllis Herman
Sierra Hall (SH) 401
Phyllis Herman (Religious Studies), Richard Horowitz (History), Gina
Masequesmay (Asian American Studies), Weimin Sun (Philosophy),
Kenneth Lee (Religious Studies), Linda Lam-Easton (Religious Studies),
Sheena Malhotra (Gender and Women’s Studies), Yifei Sun (Geography),
Enrique De La Cruz (Asian American Studies)
Minor in Asian Studies
Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary program designed to provide an
integrated approach to the study of the history, culture, and current
problems of this increasingly important region of the world. The pro-
gram includes courses that involve the areas of East Asia, South Asia,
and Southeast Asia. Graduates from this program may either pursue
their studies in graduate schools or apply their knowledge and training
in various governmental and private agencies interacting with Asian
A minor in Asian Studies is of particular interest and value to
students majoring in Anthropology, Business, Geography, History,
Political Science, Economics, and Religious Studies.
The minor in Asian Studies consists of 18 units with no more than
6 lower division units. The student must consult with an Asian Studies
advisor to develop an approved program from the courses listed for the
major which best suits his/her individual needs. The student will be
able to choose a broad program, which will provide a background in
several regions of Asia, or he/she will be able to specialize in East Asia,
South Asia, or Southeast Asia.
All Asian Studies minors are required to see an advisor to work out
a program of study that will meet their specific needs and interests.
A student’s program must include courses that involve at least two
of the three Asian areas. The Program Coordinator and all Program
Committee members are available for advisement.
The coordinator a