Sample courses in this program include:
- AN328 – Japanese Popular Culture
- HST214 – Major Themes in Asian History
- RL377 – Religion, Gender, and the Goddess in Hinduism
- PO326 – Chinese Foreign Policy
- CN101 – Beginning Chinese
The Butler Advantage
The Asian Studies minor at Butler aims to provide students with a well-rounded and comprehensive understanding of Asia, preparing them for a globalized world and fostering a commitment to cultural competence and global citizenship.
Students will develop a global perspective and cultural awareness, understanding the role of Asia in shaping the contemporary world and becoming informed global citizens.
Through a multidisciplinary approach, students will gain knowledge in various disciplines such as history, politics, culture, and society, fostering a holistic understanding of Asia and its diverse regions.
Students will develop cultural competence by studying both large regions in Asia and specific countries and cultures, gaining an appreciation for the diversity within the continent.
Students will have the opportunity to earn credits toward the minor by studying abroad, particularly through the University’s Butler in Asia program, gaining firsthand experience and exposure to Asian cultures and societies.