Asian Studies Program

Would you like to learn more about the arts and cultures of Asia? Visit the Great Wall or the Terra Cotta Warriors museum in China? Meet Vietnam War veterans or learn about the Pacific War?

Consider a minor in Asian studies at Agnes Scott. You’ll explore the past, present and future of the great civilizations of Asia through an engaging curriculum, lively classroom discussion and mentoring from faculty committed to your intellectual development.

Follow Many Paths to an Understanding of Asia
Just as the cultural histories and experiences of the Asian peoples are rich and varied, the Asian studies program at Agnes Scott will take you through several disciplines of study—history, religion, music, language and art—for a comprehensive appreciation of this region. The Asian studies curriculum provides you with the opportunity to learn Japanese and Chinese, research Asian intellectual concerns and discuss contemporary Asian social issues. At each step of the way, you’ll receive individual attention from faculty members in a positive and challenging learning environment.

Experience Asia in Person
The Asian studies program offers excellent opportunities to study in locations such as China, Korea and Japan through the Asia Summer Abroad Program and the Summer Study Abroad Program in China. The Office of International Education will aid you in selecting a program tailored to your individual interests and needs as a student of Asian studies at Agnes Scott.

How will this program help me when I graduate?
A minor in Asian studies will give you a diverse, well-informed perspective on Asian cultures and will help you discover exciting opportunities in international careers. As a graduate, you can:

  • Teach English in Asia
  • Enter graduate programs in Asian studies, international relations, journalism or business
  • Enter law school
  • Work in the corporate sector
  • Work for the government or nonprofit organizations