Old Dominion University seeks to promote an expanded awareness and understanding of the nations and cultures of Asia, to support and encourage research on Asia, and to make available resources to enable better understanding and more effective interaction between organizations and individuals in the Hampton Roads area and those in Asia.
To achieve these goals, the Institute of Asian Studies initiates and coordinates the development and operation of special programs, and administers a minor and major (beginning in Fall 2004) in Asian Studies. It also explores and maintains cooperative relationships with higher education institutions and other organizations within the United States and throughout Asia in order to enhance Asian Studies programs in this university and region.
The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Asian Studies requires a total of 120 credit hours. In addition to the requirements of the General Education, 30-35 hours at the upper level are required, including the Capstone Seminar in Asian Studies (ASIA 461W), Research Methods (HIST 201, POLS 308, SOC337, PSYC 317, or ECON 400), and Asian Experience (study abroad or an approved practicum). The remaining 24 credit hours should be taken from the following list of the courses. At least one of these courses must be selected from the Humanities and one from Social Sciences. At least 1 course must be writing intensive. Additional courses may be approved by the program director.
The Asian Studies Minor requires a minimum of 12 credits at the 300-400 level. For completion of a minor, a student must have a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in all courses taken toward the minor.
Dr. Qiu Jin
Office: BAL 2022
Phone: (757) 683-5863 or (757) 683-6130
The institute director is advised by the Asian Studies Advisory Committee and works closely with the Office of International Programs regarding scholarships and study abroad programs and opportunities.