Jun 19, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Asian Studies Major, BA

The Asian Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program focusing on a region currently undergoing a dramatic economic, political, and social transformation. The program provides students with a grasp of the region’s diversity while emphasizing the interactive nature of an overarching community of nations. Careers in international business, government service, and education can be augmented by preparation in Asian Studies. The program also serves as an excellent preparation for graduate study in various academic and professional fields.

Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the Asia/Pacific region’s diversity.
  • Demonstrate the ability to engage the study of the Asia/Pacific region from an interdisciplinary perspective.
  • Recognize and engage the interactive nature of the Asia/Pacific region and its overarching community of nations.
  • Analyze and assess issues from multiple perspectives other than their own.
  • Demonstrate a working familiarity with one Asian language and recognize the importance of language in shaping culture and understanding the views of others.


Department-Approved Electives Credits: 24-27

Choose a total of six courses from the following list with a minimum of one course from each of the three groups. For students with second majors, elective courses may not be chosen from that major.

(Note: Other courses may be included with advisor’s approval)

Total Credits: 62-65

College and Department Information

Asian Studies Program  
College of Arts and Humanities  

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