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¿Qué aprenderé?

The continent of Asia is home to some of the most ancient and formative civilizations in history. All of the world's largest religious traditions have their origins on the continent, and Asian peoples have shaped and reshaped how humanity understands the world and itself for centuries. The Asian Religions and Cultures major facilitates the understanding of the continent and its peoples, allowing students to understand not only the Asian past but to put current issues and problems into a broader historical, religious, and cultural context.

The major in Asian Religions and Cultures requires a minimum of 33 semester hours and leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree. At least 18 hours must be in courses numbered 300 or above.


I. Religion courses (Three courses; 9 credit hours)

  • RELS 103: Religions of Asia
  • RELS 302: Buddhism
  • RELS 303: Hinduism
  • RELS 306: Islam
  • RELS 308: East Asian Religions
  • RELS 320: Religions of the Middle East

II. Language (One sequence; 6 credit hours)

  • ARBC/RELS 386 & 387: Arabic
  • CHIN 101/102: Elementary Chinese
  • JAPN 101/102: Elementary Japanese
  • RELS 390/391: Pali

III. History and Politics (Two courses; 6 credit hours)

  • HIST 110: Introduction to Asian Civilization
  • HIST 370: Modern South Asia
  • HIST 460: Traditional East Asia
  • HIST 460: Traditional East Asia
  • HIST 461: Modern East Asia
  • HIST 462: History of the Middle East
  • HIST 471: Modern China
  • HIST 472: Modern Japan
  • HIST 472: Modern Japan
  • PS 365: Government and Politics of the Middle East
  • PS 366: Government and Politics in East Asia

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

Potter College of Arts and Letters

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (4 )

Costos de estudio
US$27.687,00 por año
Fecha de inicio

Esperado Agosto 2022


Potter College of Arts and Letters

1906 College Heights Blvd. #11029,



42101, United States

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

Applicants are required to have successful completion of high school. Should have at least a 3.0 GPA overall and at least a 3.2 GPA in the selected Geoscience major, with a minimum of 45 earned hours

Para estudiantes internacionales

Applicants are required to have successful completion of high school with 2.5 GPA

English proficiency requirements (one of the following):

TOEFL IBT – 71; IELTS – 6.0; ELS – Level 109 PTE Academic – 52

We have rolling admission, which means we can admit students to WKU close to the start of each semester; however, we recommend that students apply at least two months before the start of their semester to ensure they have enough time to receive an I-20, student visa, housing, and scholarship information.

Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.


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