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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Asian Studies Minor

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The purpose of the Asian Studies Minor is to support the study of Asia on post and develop “citizens of character who anticipate, respond, and lead in a complex and changing world.” This academic experience is designed to rigorously educate cadets on the affairs of East, Central, South, and Southeast Asia. Cadets can design their program of study to focus on a particular country, such as China or India, or enroll in courses that cover a variety of topics in order gain a rich understanding of the region.

For information about courses and advice on plans of study, please see Dr. Vera Heuer, Director of the Asian Studies Minor.

Asian Studies Minor Requirements

Cadets will take eighteen credits of electives, as apportioned below. Substitutions to the elective curriculum will be considered by the Director of the Asian Studies Minor, in consultation with the Head of the IS Department.

Non-International Studies and Political Science Electives (Three Credits)

General Electives (nine credits)

  • Any of the classes listed as an eligible IS and non-IS Asian Studies elective above


Cadets are also encouraged to enroll in a Study Abroad Experience in Asia, either through a VMI faculty-led program or through an exchange or program approved by the VMI Office of International Programs.

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