Classes and Course Requirements

The Asian Studies certificate requires 15 credit hours. No matter which major you’re studying, you can easily add this certificate to your plan to enhance your studies. Additionally, certificate requirements can also be obtained through travel-study programs to China or Southeast Asia.

Required Classes

  • Asian Language - Chinese or Japanese (3 credit hours)
  • Asian Art History Survey Course (3 credit hours)
  • 2 Liberal Art Courses in Asian content (6 credit hours)
  • Studio Elective with Asian Emphasis (3 credit hours)
“The more layers of cultural identity we add to our identity, the more we can see the world in different ways and share them through art.”

Tracie Whiting Kipper, Japanese Language and Culture Lecturer


Paul and Linda DeBruce Hall

Enter the two-story, light-filled atrium of the new Paul and Linda Bruce Hall through a portal adorned with quotes by famous art historians, writers, and artists. You’ll take classes in smart classrooms, each with a view of garden gathering spaces. It’s the perfect environment for learning, studying, and collaborating.