ASIAN STUDIES PROGRAM

Interdivisional

Website:  http://asian.bard.edu

Updated August 15, 2017

 

 

Advising Faculty

 

1.     Robert J. Culp – History (director)

2.     Sanjib Baruah - Political Studies

3.     Ian Buruma - Human Rights (leave of absence fall ’17)

4.     Richard H. Davis – Religion

5.     Sanjaya DeSilva - Economics

6.     Mika Endo - Japanese

7.     Patricia Karetzky - Art History

8.     Laura Kunreuther - Anthropology

9.     Wah Guan Lim – Chinese

10.   Nathan Shockey - Literature and Japanese

11.   Richard Suchenksi - Film

12.   Yuka Suzuki – Anthropology

13.   Dominique Townsend - Religion

14.   Tom Wolf – Art History

15.   Li-Hua Ying – Chinese

 

 

Program Requirements

 

The Asian Studies Program offers courses in anthropology, art history, classical studies, economics, film, gender studies, historical studies, human rights, literature, music, philosophy, political studies, religion, and theater. In consultation with a member of the program faculty, students select a regional and disciplinary focus in order to create a coherent program of study. Although the program focuses on China, Japan, and South Asia, students can investigate bordering regions such as Central Asia, Southeast Asia, the Himalayas, Korean peninsula, and Pacific Islands. Intellectual emphasis is placed on comparative perspectives, both within Asia and with other regions.

 

The program has three different sets of requirements for the following groups:  Chinese or Japanese Studies students with a Language and Literature (L&L) focus, Chinese or Japanese Studies students with a Social Studies focus, and all other Asian Studies majors.

 

Chinese or Japanese Studies Moderation Requirements:

 

1.     4-credit Chinese or Japanese language course

2.     4-credit Chinese or Japanese language course

3.     Asian Studies cross-listed course from the primary disciplinary area

4.     Asian Studies cross-listed elective course 

 

Graduation Requirements for Chinese or Japanese Studies, L&L focus:

 

5.     4-credit Chinese or Japanese language course 

6.     4-credit Chinese or Japanese language course

7.     4-credit Chinese or Japanese language course 

8.     4-credit Chinese or Japanese language course 

9.     Asian Studies cross-listed Literature course from primary region 

10.   Asian Studies cross-listed Literature course from primary region 

11.   non-Asian Literature course (preferably oriented toward literary theory)   

12.   Senior Project I

13.   Senior Project II

 

Graduation Requirements for Chinese or Japanese Studies, Social Studies focus:

 

5.  4-credit Chinese or Japanese language course

6.  4-credit Chinese or Japanese language course

7.  Asian Studies cross-listed course from primary disciplinary and regional area 

8.  Asian Studies cross-listed course from primary disciplinary and regional area 

9.  Asian Studies cross-listed elective course

10.  Non-Asian course from the primary disciplinary area

11.  Senior Project I

12.  Senior Project II



 

Sample Program of Study for Japanese Studies, L&L focus:

 

First Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

 

• JAPN 101

• JAPN 102

• LIT 204

• FYSEM I (fall)

• FYSEM II (spring)

 

• JAPN 201

• JAPN 202

• HIST 127

 

Moderation (spring)

 

• JAPN 301

• JAPN 302

• JAPN 310

• CHI 230

 

• Sr. Project I (fall)

• Sr. Project II (spring)

• JAPN 303

• JAPN 340

 


Sample Program of Study for Chinese Studies, Historical Studies focus:

 

First Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

 

• CHI 101

• CHI 106

• HIST 135

• FYSEM I (fall)

• FYSEM II (spring)

 

• CHI 201

• CHI 202

• HIST 2035

 

Moderation (spring)

 

• CHI 301

• HIST 2306

• ECON 218

• PS 130

 

• Sr. Project I (fall)

• Sr. Project II (spring)

• REL 260

 

All other Asian Studies students Moderation Requirements:

 

1.     Asian Studies cross-listed elective course 

2.     Asian Studies cross-listed elective course 

3.     Asian Studies cross-listed elective course 

4.     Asian Studies cross-listed elective course 

 

This group has a very flexible set of requirements.  There are numerous possible course plans depending on the student’s regional focus (Southeast Asia, South Asia) and disciplinary focus (politics, economics, history, religion etc.) 

 

Graduation Requirements for all other Asian Studies students:

 

5.  Asian Studies cross-listed elective course 

6.  Asian Studies cross-listed elective course 

7.  Asian Studies cross-listed elective course 

8.  Asian Studies cross-listed elective course 

9.  Asian Studies cross-listed elective course

10.  Asian Studies Core Course

11.  Senior Project I

12.  Senior Project II

 

Sample Program of Study all other Asian Studies students:

 

First Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

 

• Asian Studies elective

• Asian Studies elective

• FYSEM I (fall)

• FYSEM II (spring)

 

• Asian Studies elective

• Asian Studies elective

 

Moderation (spring)

 

• Asian Studies elective

• Asian Studies elective

• Asian Studies elective

• Asian Studies core course

 

• Sr. Project I (fall)

• Sr. Project II (spring)

• Asian Studies elective

• Asian Studies elective