University requirements for an interdisciplinary minor in Asian Studies are location on the Bulletin website. You’ll notice that the minor requires a total of 18 credits of coursework, six each in two categories: Culture & History and Society. Here are other issues to keep in mind when considering an Asian Studies minor:
1) You can add or drop any minor by filling out the minor request/update form at any point during your Marquette career before you graduate. Filling out a declaration form early helps us keep track of students, insure that students are on track with coursework required for the minor, and inform them of employment, grant and study abroad opportunities.
2) Since there are constantly new Asia-related courses being created at Marquette, not all of them will be listed in the Asian Studies minor bulletin. But you can contact the coordinator of the program, Michael Wert, to have those courses petitioned. The paperwork for petitioning a course that you’ve taken at Marquette, or at another institution, can be found under the minor/major waiver request form.
3) Course credit limitations: Keep in mind that only two courses (6-8 credits) can double count towards a major and minor, or a minor and another minor. For example: If you take “Age of the Samurai” and “Modern China,” both courses can count towards both a History major and Asian Studies minor, but then taking “Modern Japan” only counts for one or the other. History and Political Science majors need to be particularly cautious about this issue.
4) Transfer and study abroad students: At least nine credits in the minor must be taken at Marquette.