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Global Asian Studies (Minor)

The Global Asian Studies Program at DePaul is the first of its kind in the world and unique in its global approach to the study of Asia, Asian transnationalism and Asian American topics.

Our award-winning faculty offer international expertise and professional training in our more than one hundred courses. 

See our website for information about our faculty, students and alumni.  The Global Asian Studies program also hosts a number of events.  We bring in speakers and performers of international renown to provide the latest scholarly and popular culture developments in the field of Global Asian Studies.  These and other program activities provide a contemporary link between in-class learning and out-of-the-classroom experiences.

A minor in Global Asian Studies complements a student's major field of study through:

  • Enhancing cultural competence in Asia, particularly in business and social practices.
  • Preparing for real-world challenges, especially in inter-cultural and international environments.
  • Improving critical thinking and analytical skills, including in professional presentation and writing. 
  • Strengthening career readiness via hands-on learning, study abroad and international exchange.
  • Developing flexibility and adaptability to new places and situations.
  • Mentoring and networking opportunities.

Minor Requirements

  • Six courses required to complete the Global Asian Studies minor (24 credit hours): 
    • AAS 205 GLOBAL ASIA (core course) plus:
    • Two to five General Asia courses, and/or
    • Option of up to three country/region specific courses (i.e. replacing up to three General Asia)