Effective Fall 2012

A minor in  Asian Languages and Cultures is not open to students with another minor in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures.

The minor in Asian Languages and Cultures provides a means for majors in other departments to add to their undergraduate program a substantial and structured course of study in an Asian language, combined with a number of courses focused upon Asian culture. The minor offers guidance to students who want to acquire usable language skills and insures that the study of language is grounded in knowledge about the larger culture in which the language is historically produced and used. Undergraduates minoring in ALC will be equipped with specific linguistic capabilities and cultural knowledge they can apply to their inquiries within other disciplinary major. The minor can be elected in conjunction with any of the languages taught through the third year in ALC. 

Prerequisites to the Minor:

Two years (fourth-term proficiency) in an Asian Language.

Requirements for the Minor

At least 15 credits, chosen in consultation with and approved by a department advisor, in the following categories, as stated:

Two terms of an Asian language, taught in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, at the third-year level or above.

Asian Studies: At least two courses on Asian culture that will familiarize the student with the contexts of the language the student has studied; one of these courses must be at the 300-level or above.

At least 6 of the credits must be elected at the University of Michigan or through an overseas program associated with the U-M.

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