Central Asian Studies (CAST), Minor

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2017-2018. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

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Minimum Grade Point Average in Minor Coursework: 2.00
Total Hours: 23 hours

Minor Requirements
Select a minimum of one 2000-level RUSS course (or equivalent proficiency in Kazak, Kyrzhyz, Tadjik, Turkmen, or Uzbek)3
GEOG/HIST/POLS/RUSS 3053Introduction to Central Asian Studies (IS)3
Select 15 hours from at least three disciplinary areas:15
Russia and Its Neighbors (IS)
Russia to 1861 (H)
Russia Since 1861 (HI)
The Medieval World, 500-1500 (H)
Medieval Islamic History (H)
The Soviet Union: History, Society and Culture(IS)
Introduction to Central Asian Studies (IS)
Politics of Russia and Eurasia (I)
The World of Islam: Cultural Perspectives (HI)
The Soviet Union: History, Society and Culture (IS)

Additional OSU Requirements

Undergraduate Minors

  • An undergraduate minor must include between fifteen and thirty hours, inclusive, of undergraduate coursework.
  • A minimum of six credit hours for the minor must be earned in residence at OSU.
  • The courses required for a minor may be included in the course requirements for any undergraduate degree or they may be in addition to degree requirements, depending on the overlap between the minor and degree requirements. However, an undergraduate minor must be earned in an academic field other than the student’s declared degree option. The minor may not duplicate the degree major or option (for example, a student who earns a BA in Art with an Art History option may earn a minor in Studio Art but not Art History undergraduate degree or they may be in addition to degree requirements, depending on the overlap between the minor and degree requirements. However, an undergraduate minor must be earned in an academic field other than the student's declared degree option. The minor may not duplicate the degree major or option (for example, a student who earns a BA in Art with an Art History option may earn a minor in Studio Art but not Art History).
  • A student generally follows the minor requirements associated with his or her matriculation year or newer requirements that have been established since matriculation. The time limit for following minor requirements from a given academic year is six years.

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