Current and potential special topics include Classical Chinese Poetry, Classical Chinese Prose, Japanese Theater and Cinema, Chinese Theater and Cinema, Women in Chinese/Japanese Literature, Japanese Management and Corporations, and Strategic Japanese Communications.
Current and past study abroad courses that are also acceptable for electives include Contemporary Chinese Culture and Society, Advanced Readings in Japanese, Modern Japanese Literature in English Translation, Modern Japanese International Relations, Introduction to Asian Religions, Japanese Linguistics, and Strategic Japanese Communications.
Students may choose one course for their elective requirement from comparative international courses taught at Grand Valley. These comparative courses must have a minimum of 25 percent of their content devoted to East Asia. Below are examples of some courses that may qualify. Check with the Director of the East Asian Studies program for a current list of acceptable courses.