MARSHALL UNIVERSITY ASIAN STUDIES CERTIFICATE

A certificate program in Asian Studies is a convenient way for individuals to add a consistent study of Asian topics to their undergraduate credentials.  The Asian Studies program provides students with courses from various colleges and disciplines across the university.  The program allows students to advance their study of Asian history: culture: language: and society and will serve as a preparation for a variety of careers and graduate school options.

Process:

  • Students who believe they have met the requirements for the Asian Studies Certificate should initiate the awarding of the certificate in the College of Liberal Arts office.  Once certified, a student must pay a $15 certificate fee in the Office of the Bursar, ask for a receipt, and bring the receipt back to the College office.
  • The Certificate is awarded at the same time as the students’ graduation date.
  • The student will receive in the mail a diploma-quality certificate in Asian Studies.
  • The student’s transcript will also show the award of an Certificate of Asian Studies.

For complete information, contact: Dr. Anara Tabyshalieva Harris Hall 111 304.696.2724 tabyshalieva@marshall.edu


The certificate can meet the needs of these students:

  • Students anticipating graduate work in a professional program (Law: Business: Medicine: Social Work: etc.) in which they intend to have an Asian focus.
  • Students anticipating graduate work in an academic field (History: Geography: Literature: Religious Studies: etc.) in which they intend to have an Asian focus.
  • Students anticipating graduate work in Asian Studies
  • Students anticipating employment in a field that requires (or would benefit from) a background knowledge of Asian culture and society.
  • Students who want to pursue a knowledge of Asian society and culture for their own interests.

Admission Requirements

There are no admission requirements to the program.  Any student from any major who desires a certificate may enroll in the required course (provided they meet all prerequisites for each specific course).

Program Requirements Student must complete 15 hours of Asian Studies course work.

  • Core Courses: At least 9 of the 15 hours must come from the list of core courses.
  • Optional Courses: Up to 6 hours can be selected from the list of optional courses.
  • Courses may be taken in any order and in any discipline as long as the above requirements are met.
Core Courses
History 265: Modern East Asia, 378: Modern Asia; 380: Civilizations of Asia to 1600; 435: Modern Japan; 436: Modern China, 439, Modern China through Film
Chinese Up to 6 hours of special topics Chinese language courses
Japanese

203: Intermediate Japanese; 204: Intermediate Japanese

Geography 403: Geography of Asia
Religious Studies 206: Introduction to the Religious Traditions of Asia; 360: Hindu Mysticism;  361: Buddhism
Political Science 407: Asian Politics
Art 403: Arts of Asia
Study Abroad in Asia See the study abroad office website (http://www.marshall.edu/cip/studyabroad/) for information on obtaining credit for study in Asia.
Special Topics Any special topics course from across the university that focuses exclusively on Asia may be counted toward an Asian Studies Certificate with the approval of the Chair of the Department of History and the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts.
Optional Courses
Finance 440: International Financial Management
Music

410: Introduction to World Music

Economics

340: Global Macroeconomic Issues; 408: Comparative Economic Systems; 420: International Trade; 460: Economics of Developing Countries

Anthropology 437: World Cultures
Political Science

309: Fundamentals of International Relations; 406: International Politics

Special Topics Any special topics course from across the university that focuses a significant portion of class time on Asian issues may be counted toward an Asian Studies Certificate with the approval of the Chair of the Department of History and the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts.