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Bachelor's Degree Program in Asian Cultures and Languages — 2010-2012 catalog

Specialization in Chinese, Hindi/Urdu, Japanese, Korean, Malayalam, Sanskrit, or Tamil

Intended for students desiring to focus on one country or language, the undergraduate major in ACL is designed to provide competence in one Asian language, a deep and broad knowledge of the cultural and geographic area represented by that language,and familiarity with other regions of Asia. The Department offers specializations in Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Malayalam, Sanskrit, Tamil, and Urdu.

For a list of approved courses for the following specializations, see the Area list page.

Chinese Specialization Requirements (download PDF)

24 semester hours including at least 21 hours of upper-division coursework:

  • 3 hours Classical Chinese, chosen from CHI 322 or CHI 340
  • 3 hours upper-division Chinese, chosen from CHI 320L, CHI 330, or CHI 340
  • 6 additional hours upper-division Chinese coursework
  • 3 hours specified Asian Studies Senior Seminar ANS 378
  • 9 hours (including 6 upper-division) additional Asian Studies coursework related to China
    See the Area list page for a list of approved courses for this requirement.

Hindi/Urdu Specialization Requirements (download PDF)

24 semester hours including at least 21 hours of upper-division coursework:

  • 12 hours upper-division Hindi and/or Urdu
  • 3 hours specified Asian Studies Senior Seminar ANS 378
  • 9 hours (including 6 upper-division) additional Asian Studies coursework related to South Asia
    3 hours of upper-division coursework in Hindi, Urdu or Sanskrit may be counted towards this requirement. See the Area list page for a list of approved courses for this requirement.

Japanese Specialization Requirements (download PDF)

24 semester hours including at least 21 hours of upper-division coursework:

  • 3 hours Classical/Advanced Japanese, chosen from JPN 322 or JPN 330
  • 12 hours additional upper-division Japanese
  • 3 hours specified Asian Studies Senior Seminar ANS 378
  • 6 hours (including 3 upper-division) additional Asian Studies coursework related to Japan
    See the Area list page for a list of approved courses for this requirement.

Korean Specialization Requirements (download PDF)

 24 semester hours including at least 21 hours of upper-division coursework: 

  •  ANS 301M, Introduction to Korean Culture and History
  •  12 hours of upper-division Korean
  •  3 hours specified Asian Studies Capstone Seminar ANS 379
  •  6 additional hours upper-division Asian Studies coursework related to Korea

See the Area List page for a list of approved courses for this requirement


Malayalam Specialization Requirements (download PDF)

24 semester hours including at least 21 hours of upper-division coursework:

  • 12 hours upper-division Malayalam
  • 3 hours specified Asian Studies Senior Seminar ANS 378
  • 9 hours (including 6 upper-division) additional Asian Studies coursework related to South Asia
    3 hours of upper-division coursework in Malayalam, Sanskrit, or Tamil may be counted towards this requirement. See the area list page for a list of approved courses for this requirement.

Sanskrit Specialization Requirements (download PDF)

24 semester hours including at least 21 hours of upper-division coursework:

  • 12 hours upper-division Sanskrit
  • 3 hours specified Asian Studies Senior Seminar ANS 378
  • 9 hours (including 6 upper-division) additional Asian Studies coursework related to South Asia
    3 hours of upper-division coursework in Malayalam, Sanskrit, or Tamil may be counted towards this requirement. See the area list page for a list of approved courses for this requirement.

Tamil Specialization Requirements (download PDF)

24 semester hours including at least 21 hours of upper-division coursework:

  • 12 hours upper-division Tamil
  • 3 hours specified Asian Studies Senior Seminar ANS 378
  • 9 hours (including 6 upper-division) additional Asian Studies coursework related to South Asia
    3 hours of upper-division coursework in Malayalam, Sanskrit, or Tamil may be counted towards this requirement. See the Area list page for a list of approved courses for this requirement.

Minor Requirements for Students Majoring in Asian Cultures and Languages

  • 12 hours of coursework in an approved area including 6 hours of upper-division coursework
OR
  • 9 hours beyond 507 (including 3 upper-division) in a second foreign language (i.e. a language other than the one used for the Liberal Arts Foreign Language Requirement). Students may choose a minor from virtually any department or program in the university.
You may choose a minor from virtually any department or program in the university. Transfer students should remember that 60 hours must be taken in residence at UT Austin.

Download the sample four year plan for Asian Studies majors

See the College of Liberal Arts degree plans page for all of the degrees available in Liberal Arts.

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