2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Asian/Middle Eastern Studies Minor [AMES]

Tiantian Zheng, coordinator
Old Main, Room 122
(607) 753-5784
Fax: (607) 753-5973


Arts and Sciences

Minor Offered

Asian/Middle Eastern Studies


The Asian/Middle Eastern Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program designed to serve the needs of students majoring in any subject area who desire more knowledge regarding Asia, Middle Eastern and Asian American concerns. The minor consists of 15 credit hours including ANT 201: World Cultures and an additional 12 credits of upper level course work that will be drawn from at least two (and preferably three) different departments.

In addition to the following courses, other courses with a very substantial Asian/Middle Eastern or Asian American focus may also meet the requirements, with the approval of the Asian studies minor coordinator. Such courses might include independent studies, special topics and other appropriate courses.

Special Features

Overseas opportunities

Career Potential

  • Education
  • International business
  • International communications
  • Tourism
  • Policy research
  • Government


A. Required Course: Three credit hours

B. Elective courses with Middle East or Asia focus.

Choose 12 credit hours with at least nine hours at the 300/400 level and at least three hours from each category.

1. Middle East elective courses:

The following courses require additional prerequisites.

2. Asia elective courses

3. Culture, Economics, Politics elective courses

Total Credit Hours Required for the Minor: 15