Pacific Rim Minor

15 credits

In the previous two centuries, major world politics and trade centered on the Atlantic and the interaction between North America and Europe. At the start of the 21st Century, we have seen a significant shift in emphasis toward the Pacific Rim. This minor provides a solid foundation for students of any major, to prepare for the growing importance of this region. The Pacific Rim minor is interdisciplinary. Students select four classes from among a group of Anthropology, Geography, History, and Political Science courses. Additionally, students will complete one class from Asian Art, Philosophy or Culture.



Complete four of the following:
AN 3190 Anthropology of the Pacific
HI 3730 Modern History of East Asia (GACO)
HI 3740 History of Japan (GACO)
HI 3750 History of Modern China (GACO)
HI 3760 History of Southeast Asia (GACO)
PO 3240 International Political Economy
PO 3300 Latin American Politics (GACO) (WRCO)
PO 3580 Politics of the Pacific Rim - ASEAN (WRCO)
SO 3160 Women in World Development
Complete one of the following: 3
AH 3530 Arts of the Far East (GACO) (INCO)
HI 2710 History of Asian Cultures
PY 2610 Eastern Philosophy

For further information, see either Professor Peng-Khuan Chong, Political Science or Professor Bryon Middlekauff, Geography, the co-directors of this program.

*All course information is from the 2014-2015 Catalog.