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Explore the rich and extremely diverse cultures of Asia, home to some 60 percent of humanity.
Students choose from three interdisciplinary majors: East Asian Studies, South Asian Studies and Middle Eastern Studies. All majors require coursework in the humanities and social sciences. Achieving language proficiency is an important goal, and a wide array of courses are currently offered at Mount Holyoke and through the Five College Center for the Study of World Languages. Extracurricular activities, including weekly language tables, films, and festivals, complement coursework. Most majors continue their exploration of Asia through study abroad programs.
Learn from our faculty, whose expertise spans both regions and languages. Staff, Language Assistants, and Tutors are also available to assist students.
Explore the requirements for our regional majors and language-focused minors. Resources include the Wa-shin-an Teahouse and the extensive Asian art collection at the MHC Art Museum.
Choose four levels of instruction in Chinese, three in Japanese, two in Arabic, and two in Korean.
Explore the world through affiliated programs and exchanges in Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, the Middle East, and South Asia.
Discover the variety of careers, graduate programs, and scholarships of our alumnae and current students.
Read about stories about the careers and lives of our alumnae.
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