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The interdisciplinary minor in Asian Studies is designed to introduce students to the history, geography, economies, arts, religions, cultures, and languages of East, Southeast, and South Asia. The program also emphasizes introductory knowledge of Asian languages as a necessary means to understanding the region’s traditional and contemporary cultures.

Minors in Asian Studies gain basic proficiencies in the traditions and languages of the region by acquiring fundamental historical, linguistic, and cultural knowledge, as well as learning to use research and analytical tools to challenge and to suggest new avenues for exploration.

By enrolling in courses across the disciplines, minors in Asian Studies also learn to interpret and to appreciate cultural production in all its various forms, ranging from the political to the musical to the gastronomic. In this way, students emerge both with elementary proficiency in an Asian language(s) and the cultural knowledge and sensitivity to pursue future work and research opportunities in Asia.

Read about the ASIAN STUDIES program:

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