Effective Fall 2012

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

The academic minor in Asian Languages and Cultures provides a means for concentrators 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 concentration. The academic minor can be elected in conjunction with any of the languages taught through the third year in ALC. 

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor:

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

Academic Minor Program:

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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