Asian Studies offers a major and a minor in course and honors.
Students who declare a major in Asian Studies construct individualized programs of study, with a focus on a comparative theme or on a particular country or region. Some examples of comparative themes are classical traditions in Asian literature and art, Buddhist studies, Asian nationalisms and the emergence of nation-states, and the political economy of Asian development. In all cases, the core of the major involves exposure to multiple regions and multiple disciplines.
Students interested in Asian Studies should meet with the program coordinator in advance of preparing a sophomore paper. Advance planning is especially important for students contemplating the Honors Program and those planning to study abroad.