Pacific Rim Minor

Requirements (Five Courses, 20 units)
  • International Trade (choose one course from the list below)

  • ECON 450 International Trade 4
      (prerequisite: ECON 303 or BUAD 351)  
    IR 325 Rich and Poor States in the World Political Economy 4
    IR 330 Politics of the World Economy 4
    IR 470 Comparative Regionalism 4
      (prerequisite: IR 210)  
    POSC 345 International Law 4
    POSC 451 Politics of Resources and Development 4
  • Area Studies (choose two courses, each from a different list below)

  • Latin America:

       
    AHIS 319 Mesoamerica Art and Culture 4
    ANTH 314 The Nature of Maya Civilization 4
    ANTH 328 Culture Change and the Mexican People 4
    ANTH 425 Peoples and Cultures of Latin America 4
    HIST 372 Modern Latin America 4
    HIST 374 History of Mexico 4
    HIST 451 The Mexican Revolution 4
    HIST 473 Colonial Latin America Seminar 4
    IR 364 The Political Economy of Latin America 4
    IR 365 Politics of Democracy in Latin America 4
    POSC 350 Politics of Latin America 4
    SPAN 320 Iberian and Latin American Cultures: Readings 4
      on Society (in Spanish)  
    SPAN 321 Iberian and Latin American Cultures: Readings 4
      On the Arts (in Spanish)             
    SPAN 372 Modern and Contemporary Latin American 4
      Fiction (in Spanish)  
    SPAN 380 Literature of Mexico (in Spanish) 4
         

    East Asia:

       
    ANTH 323 Regional Ethnology: Southeast Asia 4
    ECON 343 Economic Development of East Asia 4
      (prerequisite: ECON 203 or ECON 205)  
    GEOG 306 Asia and the Global Economy 4
    IR 358 The Asia Pacific in World Affairs 4
    IR 360 International Relations of the Pacific Rim 4
    IR 361 South and Southeast Asia in International Affairs 4
    IR 384 Introduction to Asian Security 4
    POSC 352 Politics of Southeast Asia 4
    POSC 355 Politics of East Asia 4
    POSC 377 Asian Political Thought 4
    POSC 453 Political Change in Asia 4
    REL 331 Religions of East Asia 4
  • Country Study (choose two courses from the lists below)

  • China:

       
    AHIS 384 Early Chinese Art 4
    AHIS 385 Later Chinese Art 4
    ANTH 324 Regional Ethnology: China 4
    EALC 350 Chinese Civilization 4
    EALC 352 Chinese Literature and Culture 4
    EALC 354 Modern Chinese Literature in Translation 4
    EALC 355 Studies in Chinese Thought 4
    EALC 375 Women and Gender in China: Past and Present 4
    HIST 338 China to 960 A.D. 4
    HIST 339 China, 960-1800 A.D. 4
    HIST 340 History of China since 1800 4
    IR 333 China in International Affairs 4
    POSC 356 Politics in the People’s Republic of China 4
         

    Japan:

       
    AHIS 386 Early Japanese Art 4
    AHIS 387 Later Japanese Art 4
    EALC 340 Japanese Civilization 4
    EALC 342 Japanese Literature and Culture 4
    EALC 365 Studies in Japanese Thought 4
    EALC 460 Love, Self and Gender in Japanese Literature 4
    HIST 335 History of Japan to 1550 4
    HIST 336 History of Japan, 1550-1945 4
    HIST 337 Japan since 1945 4
    HIST 438 Seminar in Pre-Modern Japanese History 4
    HIST 464 Culture, Money, and Power: Japanese American 4
    IR 442 Japanese Foreign Policy 4
    POSC 354 Japanese Politics 4
         

    Korea:

       
    EALC 332 Korean Literature in English Translation 4
    EALC 335m Literature of the Korean People 4
    EALC 345 Korean Civilization 4
    EALC 385 Readings in Korean Poetry 4
    HIST 304 Seminar in Korean History 4
    HIST 333 Korea: The Modern Transformation 4
  • For questions or more information, contact us at (213) 740-3707 or ealc@college.usc.edu.

  • Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
  • University of Southern California
  • Taper Hall 356
  • Los Angeles, California 90089-0357

  • All photos taken by Elissa L., Yulee Kim and Ka Wong