Through the interdisciplinary nature of the major, classes draw from a broad range of topics, enabling the student to come away with a holistic and comprehensive study of Asia , including both humanistic and social scientific approaches to study of Asia.
Finally, the program culminates in the senior year with a capstone essay on a student-chosen topic and advised by a faculty member. The curriculum requires 26 credit hours in addition to one year of language study.
- One year of study of an Asian Language (10 credit hours)
- Asia-related courses from each of the following disciplines: (Total of 23 credit hours)
- At least one semester of an Asian language beyond the first year (5 credit hours)
- 1 Social Science (Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology) (3 credit hours)
- 1 Humanities (Theology, Philosophy, or English) (3 credit hours)
- 1 History: One class in Ancient, Early, or Modern History (3 credit hours)
- 1 Literature (3 credit hours)
- 2 General Electives (Fine Arts highly recommended) (6 credit hours)
- Capstone Essay written during the Senior Year (3 credit hours)