Twin Cities Campus
Asian Literatures, Cultures, and Media Minor
Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
College of Liberal Arts
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
Department of Asian Languages and Literatures, 220 Folwell Hall, 9 Pleasant Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-625-6534; fax: 612-624-5513).
The Asian literatures, cultures, and media (ALCM) program enables students to pursue the study of Asian texts and media, broadly understood. The program encourages work that questions the boundaries of traditional area studies, demands proficiency in the language(s) of concentration, and provides opportunities for students to design a flexible program of study. Students must designate a language of concentration on their ALCM program application form. Currently, students may select Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Hindi/Urdu for their language of concentration. However, it is possible to select another South Asian language with permission of the director of graduate Studies. For details, see the graduate program website at www.all.umn.edu.
Prerequisites for Admission
Special Application Requirements:
Students interested in the minor are strongly encouraged to confer first with their major field advisor and director of graduate studies, and the Asian Literatures, Cultures, and Media (ALCM) director of graduate studies regarding feasibility and requirements, and to identify an ALCM advisor.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
In addition to credit requirements, students must take — and pass at the terminal MA level - the language translation examination section of the ALCM MA qualifying examination. Minor coursework offered on the A/F and S/N basis may be taken S/N with approval of the advisor and ALCM director of graduate studies.
Required Course (3 credits)
Take the following course:
AMES 8001 - Critical Approaches to Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (3.0 cr)
Electives (9 Credits)
Select at least 9 credits from the following in consultation with the ALCM director of graduate studies:
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
|Credits:||3.0 [max 3.0]|
|Typically offered:||Periodic Fall|