University of Nevada, Las Vegas  

 
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAMS AT UNLV

 
ASIAN STUDIES CENTER (ASC)
&
ASIAN STUDIES DEGREE PROGRAM

 


CONTACT:
Sue Fawn Chung
Chair, Asian Studies Committee

Associate Professor, History
4505 Maryland Parkway, Box 455027
Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-5027
Tel. (702) 895-3351
Campus Office: 
Wright Hall B-310
email
suefawn.chung@unlv.edu

 


 

AIS 101: Intro to Asian Studies

Introduction to the cultures of Asia and the discipline of Asian Studies

for the beginning student.

AIS 499: Asian Studies Independent Study


 
ASIAN STUDIES CENTER (ASC):
The Asian Studies Center, founded at the University of Nevada Las Vegas in January 2004, functions as a new center of excellence, serving to promote the contemporary and historical relevance of Asia and of Asian political and cultural life to the campus and the community of Las Vegas. 
In 2004, the Asian Studies Center was the recipient of an National Endowment for the Humanities Focus Grant in 2004, for two faculty development seminars: "Asia and America" and "Asia and the World."

 
 
ASIAN STUDIES PROGRAM INFORMATION:
East and West are no longer separated by vast distances and differences, but are becoming integral parts of the emerging global village and of the world community in the making.  Asia's economic, cultural, and political influence is growing steadily, and today's students need training in diverse areas of Asian civilization for future careers in an increasingly globalized marketplace.  The Asian Studies program at UNLV is dedicated to enhancing knowledge about the traditions and contemporary societies of China, India, Japan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand, the Philippines, and other Asian countries.  UNLV's participating faculty in the Asian Studies program offer a wide selection of teaching and research interests in multiple disciplines, aimed at communicating and sharing the distinctive cultural, political, linguistic, literary, artistic, and historical aspects of Asian life.

 

THE ASIAN STUDIES MAJOR AT UNLV:
Admission to the Major:
GPA: 2.50

Asian Studies:
English Composition..........6 credits
ENG 101 and ENG 102

Literature Requirement........3 credits
ENG 231 or ENG 232

Constitutions Requirement....3-6 credits
Mathematics Requirement....3 credits
Distribution Requirement (Humanities & Fine Arts)

Life & Physical Sciences & Analytical Thinking...9-10 creditsPHIL 102 and two courses from life & physical sciences category; at least one must be a labSocial Science.................9 credits
Multicultural & International Requirements 
(see Note 1).............6 credits
Degree Requirements:
Foreign Language/Foreign Culture......6 creditsHumanities..............6 creditsFine Arts...................6 Credits
Asian Studies Major Requirements..33 credits
(at least 21 credit hours at the upper-division level)
 1) Take AIS 101.
 2) Select 18 credits from approved courses with at least one course from each of the first three groups: 
Group 1: ANTH 401B, HIST 150, HIST 151, HIST 449, HIST 450, PSC 405L, PSC 407B, AND PSC 407O
Group 2: PHI 117, PHI 124, PHI 225, PHI 452, PHI 467, PHI 468, PHI 469 
Group 3: ART 481, ART 480, Art 495X (see note 3) CHI 331, ENG 416C, ENG 473, ENG 426A, ENG 485A, and JPN 331 
Group 4: AIS 499, ENG 478C, HIST 455, PHI 352, PHI 472, SWK 461, SWK 471, SWK 493
Electives ...........32-38 credits 
TOTAL:..............124 credits
Notes: 
1) Every student must complete a three-credit multicultural course and a three-credit international course. Courses satisfying other requirements many simultaneously satisfy the multicultural and international requirements, except one course cannot satisfy both the multicultural and the international requirements.
2) Courses taken in any one Asian language with a grade of C or better may be applied toward the needed electives with a total of eight to ten credits for the major and three to six credits for the minor.

3) ART 495X may be taken only when the topic is Asian Art. Art Department pre-requisites may be waived for Asian Studies majors for upper division Asian Art courses by permission of instructor.

 












THE ASIAN STUDIES MINOR AT UNLV:
Degree Requirements:
Asian Studies Minor Courses: 18 credits
Includes AIS 101, and fifteen credit hours of approved course work, with at least twelve of these at the upper-division level.
The Asian Studies minor also counts as the College of Business' regional concentration requirement.


 

ASIAN STUDIES FACULTY:
Asian Studies Program Committee:

Jiemin Bao, Associate Professor, AnthropologyKathleen Ja Sook Bergquist, Associate Professor, Social Work
Felicia Campbell, Professor, English
Sue Fawn Chung, Associate Professor, History

Mel Jameson, Professor, Department of Finance
William Jankowiak, Professor, Anthropology
Aya Louisa McDonald, Associate Professor, Art
Naoko Takemaru , Assistant Professor, Foreign Languages
Satish Sharma, Professor, Social Work
Jonathan Strand, Associate Professor, Political Science
Ying Bao , Assistant Professor, Foreign Languages
Participating Faculty in Asian Studies:
Kathleen Ja Sook Bergquist, Associate Professor, Social Work
Satish Bhatnagar, Professor, Mathematics
David Christianson, Associate Professor, Tourism & Convention Administration
Erika Engstrom, Associate Professor, Communication Studies

Emi Fujiyam, Department of Foreign Language
Zheng Gu, Professor, Tourism & Convention Administration
Karu Hangawatte, Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
Kate Hausbeck, Associate Professor, Sociology
Greg Levitt, Professor, Curriculum & Instruction
Keong Leong, Professor & Chair, Management
Andy Nazarechuk, Dean, UNLV Singapore
Mike Sullivan, Professor, Finance
Mehran Tamadonfor, Associate Professor, Political Science


 
STUDY ABROAD:
Summer & Semester Programs:
Chengdu, China
Tokyo, Japan
Rangsit, Thailand
Contact:
Office of International Programs, UNLV

 

STUDENT ASSOCIATIONS & SCHOLARSHIPS:
Asian Student Association
Chinese Student & Scholar Association
Filipino American Student Association
International Business Club
International Club
Japanese Social Club
Korean American Student Association
Muslim Students Association
South Asian Student Association
Vietnamese Student Association
Thomas C. Wright International Programs Scholarship
Wing-Lilly Fong Chinese Language Scholarship


 
PROFESSIONAL ADVISING FOR ASIAN STUDIES STUDENTS:

Wilson Advising Center
Tel. (702) 895-1997
Fax. (702) 895-1999
Campus Office:
Wright Hall Building B131
Website: http://www.unlv.edu/Colleges/Liberal_Arts/WAC/


 
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