In this major, students gain descriptive, analytical, and methodological tools to help understand a region and culture of Asia. Coursework in our major and minor is grounded in language; students gain or expand on their proficiency in one of the Asian languages taught at the U—Cambodian, Chinese, Hindi-Urdu, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Samoan, Vietnamese. Alongside language, students select Asia focused classes from across campus. This interdisciplinary approach allows students the flexibility to pair their study with pre-health courses, a minor or second major, and exciting co-curricular activities related to their academic and career goals. 









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  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Asian language competency
  • Effective research and presentation skills
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Ability to work with diverse populations
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Analysis of ideas and yheories
  • Translating and interpreting
  • Effective adaptation skills

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  • Global Health
  • Government/Politics
  • Public Administration
  • Tourism and Travel Industry
  • International Sales/Business
  • Museums/Libraries/Public History
  • Medical Administration/Research
  • Education/Language Services
  • Non-profits/Advocacy
  • International Law
  • Banking/Finance
  • Foreign Service



Last Updated: 1/8/20