The University of Mary Washington was one of the first U.S. institutions of higher education to establish philosophy courses in Asian thought. Our minor in Asian studies prepares grads for success in an increasingly global economy – and world – where Asia and the Pacific play a robust role. This interdisciplinary program explores language, literature, history, society, politics, and more. Take advantage of UMW’s Leidecker Center for Asian Studies, which promotes academic and cultural exchange, as well as a summer field study in Thailand and an exchange program in Hong Kong.
Areas of Study
The Asian studies minor at UMW explores Asian art, civilization, and geography. Along with Chinese, study schools of thought such as Hinduism and Buddhism. Choose from courses in Asian American literature, the history of Japan and China, and the politics of East and South Asia.
The University of Mary Washington’s unique location near the nation’s capital offers plenty of prestigious internships to boost students’ resumes and international understanding. More information on internship opportunities can be found on the Academic and Career Services site.
The Asian Studies minor requires 24 credits, including two semesters of an Asian language and six non-language courses that represent at least two different academic disciplines. At least half of these credits must be earned at the 300 level or above; no more than six may be earned through individual study and/or internships.
Find out more information about scholarships available to Asian studies minors.