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2018-2019 General Catalog 
  
2018-2019 General Catalog

Asian Studies - BA


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  • For more information about Asian Studies, please see the Languages, Philosophy & Communication Studies website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that this plan is only a general guideline and that student-specific plans may differ.   * Please make sure to consult regularly with your departmental advisor to confirm what courses will be available and to work out your plan of study.
  • Admitted students must meet with an academic advisor. Current students should also meet with an academic advisor and logon to DegreeWorks  to check student-specific program progress.

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES: highest Math Requirement for this degree is Quantitative Literacy (QL)  course of the student's choice

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 2.50 GPA

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

Quantitative Literacy (QL)  3   ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)  3   
Asian Language 1010   5   Asian Language 1020   5  
Breadth Requirement 3   Breadth Requirement 3  
Breadth Requirement 3   Breadth Requirement 3  
Elective Course 1   Elective Course 1  
TOTAL CREDITS: 15   TOTAL CREDITS: 15  

Comments

 

Comments

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

Asian General Elective Course 3   ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)  3   
Asian Language 2010 5   Asian Language 2020 5  
Breadth Requirement 3   Asian Core Course 3  
Breadth Requirement 3   Asian General Elective Course 3  
Elective Course 1   Elective Course 1  
TOTAL CREDITS: 15   TOTAL CREDITS: 15  

Comments

 

Comments

 

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

Asian General Elective Course 3   Asian Upper Division Core Course 3  
Asian Upper Division Core Course 3   Asian Upper Division Core Course 3  
Communications Intensive (CI)   3   Communications Intensive (CI)   3  
Quantitative Intensive (QI)   3   Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)   3  
Breadth Requirement 3   Upper Division Elective Course 3  
TOTAL CREDITS: 15   TOTAL CREDITS: 15  

Comments

 

Comments

 

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

Asian Upper Division Core Course 3   Asian Upper Division Core Course 3  
Upper Division Asian General Elective Course 3   Upper Division Asian General Elective Course 3  
Upper Division Elective Course 3   Upper Division Elective Course 3  
Upper Division Elective Course 3   Upper Division Elective Course 3  
Depth Social Sciences (DSS)   3   Elective Course 3  
TOTAL CREDITS: 15   TOTAL CREDITS: 15  

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Asian Studies Major and Minor Requirements


Minimum Departmental Requirements


Total Credits:

 

Asian Studies Major

33-34

 

Asian Studies Minor

20

Grade Point Average to Declare a Major or Minor

2.5 Career GPA

Grade Point Average to Graduate with Major or Minor

2.5 GPA within Major/Minor Classes

A minimum of 50 percent of minor credits must be earned at USU

 

At least half (50 percent) of the credits earned for these degrees must be completed in upper-division USU courses.  All other credits (including transfer and study abroad credits) must be approved by the Academic Advisor in order to be counted toward these degrees.

Note:


Courses for Asian Studies Majors and Minors require a minimum of C- or better.

Courses for Asian Studies Majors and Minors may not be taken on a Pass/ Fail Basis.

Course Requirements


Language Major Requirements


Asian Studies Major and Minor Requirements


Note:


To graduate with a BA degree in Asian Studies, students must complete a minimum of 33-34 credits approved by the Asian Studies program director. The program must include a minimum of 18 credits selected from the Core Courses, 12 credits from the General Electives, and 3-4 credits of one upper-division grammar course from the language of your choice. Course selections may need consultation with the Asian Studies program advisor. 

Asian Studies Major (33-34 credits) (2.5 GPA)


A. Core Requirements (18 credits)


C. Language Requirements (3-4 credits)


Students must have completed the equivalent of one of the 3010/3020 third year language courses from an Asian language (including Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and Korean).  (See the department for questions regarding other languages.)  The following are languages courses that will help fulfill that requirement. 

Bachelor of Arts Degree Language Requirement


Bachelor of Arts Degree


A Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree signifies proficiency in one or more foreign languages. Specifically, the BA requirement may be completed in one of the following ways:

  • Demonstration of proficiency in one foreign language by successful completion of one course at the 2020-level or higher (or its equivalent).
    Or
  • Demonstration of proficiency in American Sign Language by successful completion of COMD 4920  and COMD 4780 , and by passing an exit interview.
    Or

Demonstration of proficiency in two foreign languages by successful completion of the 1020 course level in one language and the 2010 course level in the second language (or its equivalent).

Or

  • Completion of an upper-division (3000-level or higher) foreign language grammar or literature course requiring the 2020 course level (or its equivalent) as a prerequisite. Conversation courses cannot be considered for satisfying this requirement.

For nonnative English-speaking students only, the following options are available:

  • Successful completion of the Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) program for international students.
    Or

TOEFL, Michigan, or IELI placement scores high enough to meet the University admission criteria

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