The Asian Studies program adopts an integrated approach to the in-depth study of one of the world’s most significant regions. Students pursuing the minor combine language training with Asia-focused coursework in the humanities and social sciences to gain insight into the complexities and nuances of Asia in a variety of contexts. Students are strongly encouraged to pursue engaged learning opportunities in Asia as part of their program of study. Students can pursue the minor along two concentrations, one with a language component and the other without.
Students earning a minor in Asian Studies will:
knowledge of and appreciation for the rich and diverse cultural, intellectual,
and linguistic traditions that have shaped Asia over time;
skills, such as critical thinking, research skills, and/or basic language
skills, that enable meaningful engagement with scholarship on Asia;
connect, and apply a variety of disciplinary approaches to the study of Asia;
a critical understanding of the coherence of “Asia” as a region and of its
relationships to other parts of the world, past and present.
For more information, please contact Dr. Michael Sprunger, Program Chair.