2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    Aug 19, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

Asian Studies Minor

Program Director:  Dr. Kammie Takahashi, Assistant Professor of Religion Studies
Contributing Faculty:  Cartelli, Chatzidimitriou, Chi, Chien, Collings, Coutinho, D’Haeseleer, Hashim, Herrick, Lai, McEwan, Miller, Parikh, Ray-Chaudhuri and Stein

The Asian Studies Program at Muhlenberg College offers students the opportunity for multidisciplinary study of South, Southeast, and East Asia and their diasporic communities, integrating the perspectives of fields across the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts. Asian countries and cultures play an increasingly influential role both in international affairs and in our own local communities. Through coursework and independent study at Muhlenberg, as well as through direct and active engagement with people and ideas of these regions via co-curricular activities and study abroad experiences, students gain comparative and critical perspectives on diverse aspects of transnational Asia.

Minor Requirements

Students must choose six courses from at least three different departments, which may include a Senior Capstone independent study designed in consultation with the Program Director and other Asian Studies faculty. Courses may be chosen from Special Topics listings and from among the regular College offerings listed below. Students are also encouraged to supplement these course offerings with language study, offered on LVAIC campuses and through study abroad opportunities. One semester of Asian language study may be counted toward the minor. See the Program Director for official approval of any course not listed below.