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East Asian Studies

College of Letters and Science

East Asian countries play important roles in today's global culture and economy. As the U.S. increasingly “pivots toward Asia,” understanding the history, culture and day-to-day workings of these regions becomes ever more important. The East Asian studies minor offers comparative studies of a region that has been integrally linked for centuries by trade and the exchange of philosophical ideas, religion, literature and art.

As a minor in East Asian Studies, you'll gain an understanding of this fascinating region through interdisciplinary studies that combine work in an East Asian language with courses exploring intriguing aspects of the culture and societies of East Asia. Students are encouraged to take advantage of our study abroad program to gain firsthand experience in China and Japan.

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