Goal

The students will acquire a thorough understanding of the political and cultural developments in the major countries of Asia and the historical relationship between Asia and other parts of the world, in particular the West. Students will develop the capability to see global and regional developments from a local Asian perspective. Students will be able to combine the knowledge obtained in their major programmes with Asia-centred and interdisciplinary perspectives.

Content

Over the last decades, large Asian countries such as China, India, Japan and Indonesia have turned into prosperous and powerful states. The rise of Asia has enormous consequences for the rest of the world. In the Minor Global Asia we look at the backgrounds of Asia’s resurgence over the last century in a global perspective. The four courses concentrate on (1) the political and economic rise of Asia; (2) the consequences of colonialism; (3) ideas about tradition and modernity as expressed in literature; (4) the language and culture of modern China. The Minor combines approaches from history, media, literature, linguistics and international relations.

Preparation master

This minor can provide a preparation for the Master’s programmes Comparative literary studies, Conflict studies and human rights, Gender studies Intercultural communication, International relations in historical perspective, History of politics and society.

Courses

The minor Global Asia starts in Block 3 and 4 (semester II) and continues in Block 1 and 2 (semester I) of the next year. If you started the minor in block 3, 2016-2017, please make sure to register for the courses in semester I, 2017-2018. For more information about registration for the minorprogramme and/or course, please see the Application and Registration requirements. 

Studieprogramma

The minor consists of four compulsory courses:

Period 3

GE2V15004
The Rise of Asia
Level 2
7,5 EC

Period 4

GE3V15006
Asia and the West
Level 3
7,5 EC

Period 2

TL3V16006
The Sound and soul of China
Level 3
7,5 EC

 

entry requirements

There may be specific entry requirements for some of the course modules in the minor. Please refer to the description of the course modules in the University's Course Catalogue.

Application and registration

How to register for this minor and its course modules, depends on whether you are a student of Utrecht University or not.

Utrecht University students can register for a minor and the individual modules online via OSIRIS during the Faculty of Humanities course registration period. You must register for both the minor itself and each course module individually.

Courses with Selected Entry

If you wish to register for a course with selected entry (selection committee), you must register for the minor and the individual course modules during the first week of the course registration period. An overview of courses with selected entry will be available on the website one week prior to the course registration period.

REGISTRATION STUDY RESULTS

Once you have completed the course modules, provided that you were enrolled for both the minor itself and each course module individually in OSIRIS, the minor and study results will be listed on your Study Progress Review.

Deviation standard programme

If you wish to deviate from the standard minor programme, you must request approval from the Board of Examiners of the Bachelor's programme that offers the minor.

Students from other Universities can register for the minor and each course module using the digital registration form during the Faculty of Humanities course registration period. Besides that we also need a Proof of Registration from your own educational instituion. Please send the form and the Proof of Registration -preferably via email- to the Student Desk Humanities.

Courses with Selected Entry

If you wish to register for a course with selected entry (selection committee), you must register for the course and the individual course modules during the first week of the course registration period. An overview of courses with selected entry will be available on the website one week prior to the course registration period.

Study results

Once you have completed the course modules with as passing result, you can apply for a list of grades (transcript) of the minor programme at the Student Desk Humanities.

More information

If you wish to know more, or have questions about this minor, please contact the Student Desk Humanities.

Minor coordinator