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This minor offers students a broad, interdisciplinary perspective on the cultures, history, political institutions, economy and geography of Asia. The program provides students a background in the most populous and economically dynamic region of the world.

Students who choose to minor in Asian Studies benefit from broad geographical and topical course offerings. Education received in these courses, combined with the student’s major degree, offers students cultural breadth to distinguish themselves in the job market, provides them with the basis for future graduate study, or lays a foundation for overseas employments be it in Business, Communications, English instruction, or International finance.

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If you would like to declare an Asian Studies minor, or if you have questions about the minor, please contact:

Dr. Yongguang Hu, Coordinator
Department of History
Cleveland Hall, Room 304

  • Congratulations to Dr. Shah Mahmoud Hanifi on being elected to the South Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies! This is a nationwide recognition on the remarkable contribution that Dr. Hanifi has made to the field of South Asian studies.
  • Korean Culture and Society, a special topics course, will be offered in Spring 2018 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00-3:15pm. The course will be taught by Dr. Seung Hee Han. Students will receive 3 credits as an elective course credit. It will also count toward the Asian studies minor. Sign up in MyMadison under KOR 490-0001: Special Studies in Korean. Contact Dr. Han at with questions.

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