Mar 19, 2018  

East Asian Studies Interdisciplinary Minor

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The East Asian Studies interdisciplinary minor is open to students majoring in any department or program who also wish to pursue the disciplined study of the history, politics, culture and religions of East Asia.


(1) Six courses, including

(2) Study of an East Asian language. This can be satisfied in one of four ways:

a.  By completing two semesters of Chinese at Davidson, or the equivalent.

b. By completing two semesters of another East Asian language through Davidson’s Self Instructional Languages Program. (Japanese and Korean have been offered in recent years.)

c. By studying an East Asian language other than Chinese during a semester or summer program, with the approval of the interdisciplinary minor director.

d. By demonstrating proficiency in an East Asian language.


(3) An international Experience in East Asia of at least one month's duration


  1. No more than two 100-level courses can be counted toward the interdisciplinary minor.
  2. No more than two courses may also be applied to a departmental major.
  3. A grade of “C” or higher is required for a course to count toward the interdisciplinary minor.
  4. Courses taken in the Davidson in Shanghai Program will count for the interdisciplinary minor.

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