Asian Studies

The Rev. William J. Farge, S.J., Director, Department of Languages and Cultures (504) 865-2088


The Asian Studies minor allows students to integrate the philosophies, religions, languages, and political systems of Asian nations with their own Western traditions to form a deeper understanding of the world and its peoples. It gives students new insights into their own culture and leads them to an appreciation of the complexities of the social and political conflicts in the world, and particularly in Asia, today. Loyola has long had a diverse range of courses in Asian studies in its curriculum, and these courses have now been organized into a coherent minor.

Selected Courses:
Japanese: Japanese Animation and Culture
Religion: Hindu Paths to God
Philosophy: Buddhist Philosophy

Minor Requirements

The Asian Studies minor includes the following 21 hours:
HIST X394 3

Choose two of the following:

  • CHIN A100 First Year Chinese I
  • CHIN A101 First Year Chinese II
  • JPNS A100 Modern Japanese I
  • JPNS A101 Modern Japanese II

Choose one:

  • JPNS A200 Intermediate Japanese I
  • CHIN A200 Intermediate Chinese I

Choose nine hours from the following East Asian Culture/History courses:

  • JPNS U250 Culture in Pre-Modern Japan
  • JPNS V251 Culture in Early Modern Japan
  • JPNS V252 Modern  Japanese Culture
  • JPNS V253 Japanese Animation and Culture
  • HIST A390 Chinese History I
  • HIST A391 Chinese History II
  • HIST A392 Japanese History I
  • HIST A393 Japanese History II
  • HIST A394 East Asian History
  • RELS A277 Buddhism
  • RELS A310 Religions of Asia
  • RELS A411 Hindu Theology
  • RELS U253 Hindu Paths to God
  • RELS U265 Spiritual Ways of China
  • RELS U377 Buddhism
  • RELS V260 Discovering Islam
  • PHIL U234 Buddhist Philosophy
  • PHIL U237 Indian Philosophy
  • POLS A200 European and Comparative Government
  • POLS A315 International Relations
  • POLS A320 U.S. Foreign Policy

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