This interdisciplinary minor provides you with a window into the fascinating history and the cultural dynamics of countries in East and Southeast Asia. You’ll learn about the artistic, literary and intellectual contributions of the peoples of Asia, as well as political structures and religious belief systems. Course work also tracks the cultural exchanges between Asia and the West and their influence on the current political and economic world stage.
The Asian studies minor deepens your understanding and appreciation of modern Asian cultures and provides the perfect supplement for your personal or academic interests in the region. Foreign language courses, offered in both Chinese and Japanese, are especially useful for cultural immersion while studying abroad, volunteering or pursuing job opportunities in careers such as teaching, business relations and humanitarian work.