Major Requirements Asian Studies Furman University

Our department offers a broad interdisciplinary major in Asian Studies and more focused studies with majors in Chinese Studies and Japanese Studies.

Asian Studies

Students majoring in Asian Studies must complete ten courses, including:

  • AST-300,
  • at least three courses in a single Asian language at Furman or three non-language Asian Studies courses,
  • at least five other foundations or advanced courses from two or more academic disciplines, and
  • AST-470.

The foundations or advanced courses contributing to the major requirements may not all focus on a single country.

Chinese Studies

Students majoring in Chinese Studies must complete at least eight courses, including:

  • at least three Chinese language courses beyond CHN-201,
  • at least four more courses focusing on China which include: ANT-210, AST-470, CHN-220, 225, 230, 235, 245, 246, 320, ECN-251, HST-165, 166, 268, 350, PHL-240, 241, PSC-226, 243 or a first year seminar with a topical focus on China, and
  • CHN-470.

Two courses contributing to the major requirements must have a prefix other than CHN.

Japanese Studies

Students majoring in Japanese Studies must complete at least eight courses, including:

  • at least three Japanese language courses beyond JPN-201,
  • at least four more courses focusing on Japan which include: ANT-204, 205, AST-470, HST-161, 162, 262, JPN-225, 235, 245, PHL-220, 250, or a first year seminar with a topical focus on Japan, and
  • JPN-470.

Two courses contributing to the major requirements must have a prefix other than JPN.

Connect with Admission

Furman University is one of the nation's premier undergraduate liberal arts colleges. We offer outstanding academics, opportunities for a broad range of talented students with a passion for learning, a robust arts program, and NCAA Division I athletics.

Want more information about the admission process at Furman?

Contact us

Once you see our campus, making the right college decision will be so much easier.

Plan a visit

Undergraduate Evening Studies provides adults the opportunity to receive an education from one of the premier liberal arts universities in the nation.

Whether you are starting or continuing your education, or have been away from the classroom for a few months or several years, our program provides many services to assist you with accomplishing your educational and professional goals.

Apply now

Our graduate studies program is designed for the professional educator.

We know the challenges teachers and administrators face every day, and we are committed to helping you become a leader within your school system or district.

Apply now