The Asian Studies Program and curriculum respond to the ongoing desire for a diverse offering of multidisciplinary, international, and multicultural courses, along with the development of critical approaches for engaging the changing world. Besides taking core Asian Studies courses, students can choose between a Japan Focus and China Focus.

Examples of regularly taught Asian Studies courses include:

  • Japanese and Chinese Language courses from first-year through third-year levels
  • Japanese Culture and Civilization
  • Chinese Culture and Civilization
  • Contemporary Japan
  • Modern China
  • Modern Asia
  • Sex, Gender and Sexuality in Japan
  • History of Chinese Cinema
  • Japanese Text & Cinema