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Minor Requirements

During the Fall 2020 quarter, all advising will be done remotely and students can declare a major or minor online. Additional information and the relevant forms are available here.  If you have questions or would like to declare the major or one of our minors, please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures offers two minors, the Advanced Asian Languages Minor (formerly the Asian Languages Minor) and the Asian Humanities Minor. The Advanced Asian Languages Minor emphasizes language study while also allowing students to learn more about the culture of their area of linguistic focus (Chinese, Hindi-Urdu, Japanese, or Korean) by taking two humanities courses. The Asian Humanities Minor is designed for students who do not require additional language training but who wish to explore interdisciplinary perspectives on Asian humanities. Both minors require the completion of 7 units.

ADVANCED Asian Languages Minor (7 UNITS)

The Advanced Asian Languages Minor is designed for students who wish to gain a high level of proficiency in an Asian language. The requirements are as follows:

Prerequisites: first and second year language courses in area of focus (or equivalent)
Students may apply for but are not guaranteed credit towards the language requirement for courses taken abroad. Study abroad credits cannot, however, be counted towards the Humanities Courses requirement. Students who plan to study abroad should consult with the Director of Undergraduate Studies before they leave Northwestern.

Asian Humanities Minor (7 units)

The Asian Humanities Minor is designed for students who do not require or are unable to pursue extensive language training, but who still wish to make a serious commitment to the study of Asian cultures. Students may choose, in consultation with the Director of Undergraduate Studies, either a geographic area of focus (China, Japan, Korea, South Asia, or Comparative) or a thematic concentration (literary studies, film, media, etc.) to provide focus and depth to their course of study. The requirements are as follows:

Prerequisites: None
Pending departmental review of relevant course materials and the approval of the Director of Undergraduate Studies, up to 2 courses taken while studying abroad may be counted toward the Asian Humanities Minor. Students who plan to study abroad should consult with the Director of Undergraduate Studies before leaving Northwestern. Back to top