Minor in East Asian Studies

The minor in East Asian Studies is comprised of a focused set of course offerings in history, political science, economics, languages, media, cinema, and literature. These courses are taught in each academic unit of the interdisciplinary Ivan Allen College, and offer a coherent program for obtaining knowledge concerning China, Japan, Korea, and, to a lesser extent, Southeast Asia.

East Asia plays a significant role in world politics and the global economy, and the study of the region should be an integral part of a contemporary education. As aptly noted in Georgia Tech’s Strategic Plan, the education and research base of the world is shifting east, and the Institute aims to be an integral component of that shift. The Minor in East Asian Studies aims to contribute to the fulfillment of that mission. Through the interdisciplinary study of East Asia’s rich history, politics, economics, literature, media, and languages, students will come to understand societies and values that will feature prominently in a technologically sophisticated world in which the region will play an increasingly important role.

This minor – jointly administered by the School of Modern Languages and the School of Literature, Media, and Communication – is designed for undergraduates who will enter a wide range of careers that include engineering, science, business, public service, law, teaching, research, etc.


View minor requirements for the East Asian Studies minor in the Georgia Tech Course Catalog.

Students wishing to declare a minor should submit the minor declaration form to Mirla Gonzalez to allow us to track their progress and gain priority registration.