2022-2023 Academic Catalog (under review) 
    Jul 01, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog (under review)

Asian Studies Minor

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

The Asian Studies Program at Muhlenberg College offers students the opportunity for multidisciplinary study of Asia, integrating the perspectives of fields across the humanities, social sciences, and 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 from these regions via co-curricular activities and study abroad experiences, students gain a more nuanced understanding of the contributions of Asian cultures.

Minor Requirements

Students must choose six courses from at least three different prefixes, which may include an interdisciplinary Senior Capstone Project (AST 950) or an Independent Study (AST 970) 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.

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