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Asian Studies

IMPORTANT: Effective March 16 Our staff will be working remotely but will available via email Sherry Mou, Chair of Asian Studies, smou@depauw.edu Heidi Albin Menzel, Administrative Assistant - heidialbinmenzel@depauw.edu Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm Heidi Albin Menzel will be checking emails regularly during business hours and dispersing those messages to the correct individual(s).

The Asian studies major is geared towards a broad-ranging knowledge of China, India, and Japan through language, history, literature, film, religion, politics, economics and the arts. The Asian studies minor covers various aspects of Indian, Chinese and Japanese cultures. Courses in language, literature, art history, film, history, political science and religious studies provide the building blocks for understanding these cultures, past and present. Students may take advantage of semester or yearlong opportunities to study in Asia. Students put their majors and minors to use in international education and business fields as well as in professional and graduate schools.

Sample Courses for Asian studies major:

Advanced Chinese, Advanced Japanese, China on Screen, Traditional Japanese Literature, Zen Buddhism

Sample Courses for Asian studies minor:

Elementary Chinese, Elementary Japanese, Modern China and Japan, China and India in the 21st Century, Religions of India

Asian Studies Program

ASIAN STUDIES 30th Anniversary Celebration: October 25-27, 2019

Join the Asian Studies Program and fellow Asian Studies (and East Asian Studies) alumni on campus October 25-27, 2019, for our 30th Anniversary Celebration.

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