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Undergraduate & Graduate Dates to Remember*

Fall Term 2010

August 20-22 MBA Orientation
August 25-29 Wolfpack Welcome
August 30 Classes begin
September 3 Add deadline
October 29 Last day to withdraw & last day
to apply for graduation
December 10 Last day of classes
December 11-17 Final Exams

Spring Term 2011

January 8 New Student Orientation; MBA Orientation
January 10 Classes begin
January 14 Add deadline
March 4 Last day to withdraw
May 4 Last day of classes for undergraduate students
May 5 Last day of classes for graduate students
May 6-12 Final Exams for day division
May 9-12 Final Exams for graduate and evening students
May 14 Commencement - all colleges

*College of Law dates on Law Bulletin


The Asian Studies minor allows students to integrate the philosophies, religions, languages, and political systems of Asian nations with their own Western traditions to form a deeper understanding fo the world and its peoples. It gives students new insights into their own culture and leads them to an appreciation of the complexities of the social and political conflicts in the world and particularly Asia today. Loyola has long had a diverse range of courses in Asian studies in its curriculum. These courses have been organized into a coherent minor.

An introductory Japanese language course is supplemented by intermediate and advanced Japanese language courses, Chinese, and Asian culture and history courses. In addition to courses offered by the Department of Languages and Cultures, the Department of Religious Studies, History, Philosophy, Sociology, and Political Science also have incorporated various aspects of Asian studies into their respective curriculums.

Minor Requirements

The Asian Studies minor includes the following 21 hours:
HIST X394 3

Choose two of the following:

  • CHIN A100 First Year Chinese I
  • CHIN A101 First Year Chinese II
  • JPNS A100 Modern Japanese I
  • JPNS A101 Modern Japanese II

Choose one:

  • JPNS A200 Intermediate Japanese I
  • CHIN A200 Intermediate Chinese I

Choose nine hours from the following East Asian Culture/History courses:

  • JPNS U250 Culture in Pre-Modern Japan
  • JPNS V251 Culture in Early Modern Japan
  • JPNS V252 Modern  Japanese Culture
  • JPNS V253 Japanese Animation and Culture
  • HIST A390 Chinese History I
  • HIST A391 Chinese History II
  • HIST A392 Japanese History I
  • HIST A393 Japanese History II
  • HIST A394 East Asian History
  • RELS A277 Buddhism
  • RELS A310 Religions of Asia
  • RELS A411 Hindu Theology
  • RELS U253 Hindu Paths to God
  • RELS U265 Spiritual Ways of China
  • RELS U377 Buddhism
  • RELS V260 Discovering Islam
  • PHIL U234 Buddhist Philosophy
  • PHIL U237 Indian Philosophy
  • POLS A200 European and Comparative Government
  • POLS A315 International Relations
  • POLS A320 U.S. Foreign Policy

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