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2022-2023 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

East Asian Studies Minor

Minor Coordinator: Dr. Taehyun Nam • 410-677-5360

Advisement for the minor is available from the Political Science  Department.

The East Asian studies minor is an interdisciplinary area studies program with a study abroad requirement, as well as the opportunity to complete most of the minor via a semester abroad program at a foreign SU partner institution.

Requirements of the minor are the following:

  • Complete a minimum of 5 of the following courses, including 2 language courses (see details that follow).

  • At least 1 course for the minor must be completed while studying in an East Asian country.

  • No more than 9 transfer credits may count toward the minor. (Note: Students may count 4 courses/16 credits completed via the semester-long Salisbury Abroad: China program toward the minor, as these are not transfer credits, but SU courses executed abroad via SU’s partner institution in Anquing, China.)

  • Earn grades of C or better in all courses taken for the minor.

  • No more than one course in the minor may be used to satisfy General Education requirements.


This checklist is an unofficial tool for planning. Matriculated students and advisors should consult the Academic Requirements Report in GullNet before and after registering for classes each semester to track academic progress.

University Undergraduate Minor Policies

Salisbury University minors require:

  • The completion of at least 18 credits with grades of C or better.
  • At least 15 credits applied toward the minor must be coursework that is not used to satisfy General Education requirements.
  • At least 9 credits must be earned at SU.

Minor Requirements

Language Requirement (2 courses)

Complete 2 language courses: Complete a minimum of 2 semesters of study of 1 East Asian language or demonstrate equivalent language knowledge at the “Novice Mid” level via the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI).

  • Language Course 1:

  • Language Course 2:

Additional Requirements (3 courses)

Complete 3 courses from the following - with at least 1 from each area, Social Sciences and Fine Arts/Humanities:

* When offered with an East Asian-focused topic.
** Offered both on the SU campus and via the Salisbury Abroad: China semester program.
***Offered exclusively on the Salisbury Abroad: China semester program.