Discover what’s on the other side of the world. And why it matters.
This program is on hiatus for the 2021-22 academic year
To study Asian history, culture, art, language and politics is to study one of the richest and most complex bodies of knowledge in the world. In addition to broadening your worldview, an Asian studies minor is a clear pathway to becoming an informed and responsible global citizen — and to careers where you have to think openly and critically and consider multiple perspectives.
Where more than half of the world lives
Two of the world’s three largest economies. Nearly 4.5 billion people. It’s all on the other side of the world. Our program brings it close to home, bringing together history, politics, culture, language and literature.
Asian studies introduces students to the historical and cultural background of Asia
Students are prepared to interact with some of the world’s fastest-growing economies and major powers by studying historical developments, early religions and art, music and literature. Most all of our Asian studies students also study abroad, expanding their global awareness and ability to interact
with diverse populations.