The Asian Studies Majors & Minors
The New Asian Studies Majors
We offer majors in:
- East Asian Studies Major
- Middle Eastern Studies Major
- South Asian Studies Major
- Asian Studies Major (transregional)
A minimum of 40 credits of course work is required. Any course that devotes 50% or more of its substance to the region, peoples, or issues may count toward the major. The equivalent of two years of college-level foreign language study is required for all majors except South Asian which strongly encourages , but not requires, language study. As these majors are interdisciplinary, Asian Studies students are required to take courses related to their major in other departments on campus.
The study of other Asian languages is possible through the Five College Consortium.
Asian Studies majors who chose to fulfill the requirements of the old Asian Studies major should refer to the Asian Studies chapter of the catalogue for details of their major and consult the Major Checklist for assistance in course selection.
The Asian Studies Minor
We also offer four minors:
- Asian Studies Minor
- Arabic Minor
- Chinese Minor
- Japanese Minor
Visit the Requirement for the Asian Studies Minor page for information about these minors.