Expand your understanding of the world by studying its most populous continent and birthplace of some of its oldest civilizations and most exciting contemporary pop cultures. As an East Asian Studies major or minor, with a concentration in either China or Japan, your studies will take an interdisciplinary approach to exploring the region through:

  • Languages
  • Literature
  • Folklore
  • Film and media
  • Archeology and history
  • Political science
  • Economy
  • Religion

You’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad through one of our affiliate programs in Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Hirakata City (halfway between Osaka and Kyoto). Your experiences there may include living with a host family, field trips to cultural and historical sites, visits to businesses, internships, and local art shows or viewings.

As a graduate, you’ll be prepared for graduate study or any career that requires cultural competency in a region that continues to grow in global significance.