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Asian Studies

Program Offered: Major, Minor

The Asian Studies Program at Willamette University offers Minor and Major in Asian Studies, and organizes a series of events every year.

The Asian Studies Program fosters interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding of the rich cultural heritage of Asia. Course offerings cover a broad range of disciplines, primarily in the humanities. These include history, anthropology, art history, philosophy, religion, sociology, and literature with options for individual students to include courses from additional disciplines. Many of these courses complement other programs within the University, particularly the study of Chinese and Japanese language. Program faculty strongly encourages Asian Studies students to study in Asia as part of their major program.

The Asian Studies Program coordinates with the Japanese Studies Major and Chinese Studies Special Major. Asian Studies Program faculty assists students who choose to study the peoples and cultures of Asia in a broad sense.

If you are considering a major or double major in Asian Studies, please contact your advisor, or any faculty member of the Asian Studies Program.