Asian Studies

Explore the rich and extremely diverse cultures of Asia, home to some 60 percent of humanity.

Students choose from four interdisciplinary majors: East Asian Studies, South Asian Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, and Asian Studies (Transregional). 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.