• Students at the Great Wall of China on J-term trip.

    January Term Abroad

    Students visit the Great Wall of China on J-term study abroad trip

  • Student studying modern South Asia in class.

    Asian Studies

    Students study modern South Asia in class

Asian Studies

Asia is home to some of the world’s oldest civilizations. Today it is also the world’s demographic center—China,  India, and Indonesia are three of the world’s four largest nations. Studying Asia and gaining experience in the Asian countries are important to develop an appreciation for diversity and produce better knowledge about the global flows of peoples, cultures, technology, and business.

Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary program that introduces students to the history, cultures, and societies of Asia. Currently the program offers a minor of 25 credits, including 6 courses selected from at least two different disciplines. Students will acquire language skills in an Asian language and demonstrate basic knowledge of the Asian countries in multidisciplinary contexts.

Spring 2016 Course Offerings

  • ART 239: Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art
  • ART 339: Global Currents and Local Responses: Art in the 21st Century
  • AS 389: Directed Research
  • CHIN 102: Beginning Chinese II
  • CHIN 202: Intermediate Chinese II
  • FCULT 142: China in the World
  • HIST 162: South Asian History
  • REL 261: Religions of South Asia

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