Some of the great human civilizations emerged in Asia, and today the continent is home to some of the world's most vigorous economies and fascinating political systems.
We encourage you to learn more about Asia in its own terms, through direct confrontation with Asia's languages, literatures, histories, religions, and arts. The Asian studies program focuses on China, Japan, and South Asia, and offers courses on Southeast Asia and Asians in the Americas as well.
As an Asian Studies major, you will pursue an interdisciplinary course of study grounded in a particular discipline. You may pursue a major in Asian Studies with a concentration in one of the following subregions:
You may also work with an adviser to construct a comparative major studying more than one subregion.
The Asian Studies program also offers minors in Indian, Chinese, Japanese, and Southeast Asian studies.