Concentration in AMES

Students declaring a concentration in AMES choose one of two tracks:

All concentrators, regardless of track, are required to take the following common core:

  • Line 1: AMES 250 (Critical Issues in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, 3 credits)
  • Line 13: AMES 493 (Senior Capstone Research in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, 1 credit) (note: AMES 250 prerequisite)
  • Line 12: A 3-credit course outside of the region of concentration. A language course or 3 credits of an AMES music ensemble may count.

For example, if a student chooses the East Asian Studies track, he or she must complete a 3-credit course that focuses on Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, or any other Asia-related course outside of East Asian Studies. 

AMES 493 fulfills both the MWR and CPR for the concentration. The common core will fulfill 7 credits. 

The remaining 30 credits are to come from courses that are specific to each of the two tracks that constitute the concentration.