From China to Japan, Vietnam to Malaysia, Indonesia to India: The Asian Studies Program at the University of Delaware offers its majors and minors the opportunity to learn about the cultural, socio-economic and political changes transforming some of the world‘s most dynamic economies and societies in Northeast, Southeast, and South Asia. The interdisciplinarity of the program also makes it easy to combine the major with other programs should students wish to do so. Popular combinations with Asian Studies include international relations, history, Japanese language, Chinese language, and political science. The program also offers the option of a minor in Asian Studies, in addition to the major.
Enrichment opportunities include study abroad in China and Japan, virtual learning opportunities with students in Malaysia, field trips, lecture and film series, and student interest groups. An Asian Studies major or minor should be of interest to students seeking careers in a wide range of fields, including business, teaching, higher education, diplomacy, local government, journalism, non-profit advocacy, economic development, the environment, immigration, fashion apparel, translation, banking, historic preservation, museum curating, civil engineering, public relations, among other fields.
The current Asian Studies faculty comes from the Departments of Anthropology, Art History, English, Foreign Languages & Literatures, History, Music, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations, and Sociology & Criminal Justice.