Asian Studies Program

Asian Studies

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.

Learning Goals

Students earning a minor in Asian Studies will:

  • Cultivate knowledge of and appreciation for the rich and diverse cultural, intellectual, and linguistic traditions that have shaped Asia over time;
  • Develop skills, such as critical thinking, research skills, and/or basic language skills, that enable meaningful engagement with scholarship on Asia;
  • Explore, connect, and apply a variety of disciplinary approaches to the study of Asia;
  • Demonstrate 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 SprungerProgram Chair.