The East Asian Studies Minor is designed to give students a broad introduction to East Asian culture. The eighteen credits required for the completion of the minor include two or three courses in either the Chinese or Japanese languages (Group A) and a choice of three or four courses from the fields of history, art, and religion (Group B). A minor in East Asian Studies can complement a wide variety of majors in business, social sciences, or the humanities. Exposure to East Asian subject matter may give graduates a significant edge in future career choices in the global marketplace. It is also very often a first step towards the more in-depth study of East Asian languages and cultures.