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Minor in South-East Asian Studies

The Minor in Southeast Asian Studies (SEAS) at AUPP is a multi-disciplinary program available for all majors. The minor’s objective is to expand and deepen students’ appreciation of the diversity of the region, as well as to better understand the many contributions of Southeast Asia to global values and trends. As such, the minor fosters global citizenship and socially responsible leadership across borders, ethnicities, religions, and nationalities.

  1. Deepen students’ understanding of the trends and developments in the Southeast Asian region across disciplines.
  2. Increase students’ knowledge about and participation in the contributions to global values and principles of the Southeast Asian community of nations.
  3. Strengthen students’ research and analysis skills of comparative social contexts.
  4. Provide students the opportunity for hands-on field research opportunities; and
  5. Foster students’ ability to relate and work effectively across cultures and academic disciplines.
  1. Understand the historical basis and contemporary expressions of Southeast Asian regional identity via the social, cultural, artistic, religious, political, legal, economic, and environmental trends in the region.
  2. Appreciate the diversity of peoples, customs, beliefs, histories, and development paths of the various Southeast Asian nations, as well as the influence of Asian civilizations more broadly on Southeast Asia.
  3. Apply critical thinking, comparative analysis and/or primary data collection through field research, original research papers, or creative expression.
  4. Contribute to cooperation and cross-cultural understanding across communities and people in Southeast Asian through exposure visits and immersion activities.

To complete the minor in Southeast Asian Studies, students must complete fifteen credits (5 courses) directly related to Southeast Asia. A minimum GPA of 2.0 in minor courses is required for successful completion of the minor. See the Course List below for qualified classes; other courses may be approved by AUPP from time to time.

To fulfil the requirements for the Minor in Southeast Asia Studies, students must take five courses (15 credits) from the following:

Course Code
Course Name
ECON 481
Economics of the Asian Pacific
ENGL 260
Southeast Asian Literature and Film in Translation
ENGL 262
Khmer Literature in Translation
GBLA 320
Southeast Asian Comparative Politics
GBLA 370
Geography of Southeast Asia
GBLA 431
Political Economy of Southeast Asia
GEND 220
Genders and Identities in Southeast Asia
HUMN 120
Cambodian Arts & Culture
KHMR 301
Khmer for Professional Purposes
LEGL 360
Southeast Asian Law and Legal Systems
SEAS 495
Special Topic (Southeast Asian Studies)