Undergraduate Program

Minor Program

Note: The minor in Asian Studies was retired in December, 2017.

The Group in Asian Studies offers three minors: Chinese Studies, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies. The minor consists of taking five upper division courses in the student's region of focus. Only two language and literature courses (such as the 100 series) may be counted among the five upper division courses. Only two out of the five courses can be taken outside of the UC Berkeley campus. There are no lower-division pre-requisite courses and no language requirements.

For a listing of courses, minors in Chinese studies can refer to the "China focus" page under the Courses section, and minors in Japanese studies can refer to the "Japan focus" page. From these lists, choose only those classes that deal specifically with your region of focus. For a listing of courses, students can refer to the Courses section. For a course to count towards a minor, it must have a 50% or more emphasis in that area of focus. For example, for a course to count towards the minor in Korean Studies, 50% or more of the course must deal with Korea.

Students must see the undergraduate major advisor in 101 Stephens on Mon/Weds anytime between 10-noon and 1-3:30 to fill out paperwork. It is recommended that you do this shortly after you decide to purse a minor.