Asian Studies offers students a rich curriculum in the arts and literatures, history, philosophy, religion, and contemporary affairs of East Asia, South Asia, and Central Asia.

Asian Studies students will be able to:

Communicate in an Asian Language 

Investigate history and current affairs from a regional perspective

Interpret works of literature and art in their cultural contexts

Think comparatively about Asian religions and philosophies

Common topics of interest:

Asia as a World Region
Art & Architecture
History & Memory
Labor, Migration, Environment
Literature, Film, Music
Politics & International Relations
Race, Gender, Sexuality
Religion and Philosophy
Social Movements & Ethnography
War & Revolution