The Asian Studies minor at Elon offers students an interdisciplinary program to study the history, geography, religion, languages, philosophy, economics and and societies of this vast, diverse continent. Students can choose from a wide range of courses dealing with the culture and history of India, China and Japan, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, environmental issues in Southeast Asia, contemporary politics in India/Pakistan, Asian film and literature and Chinese geography. They can study Chinese through the intermediate level at Elon and and can study other Asian languages through the consortium and study abroad. The university also offers a unique series of Winter Term, summer and semester abroad opportunitesabroad opportunities in India, China, Japan, Vietnam, Singapore and Bhutan. A full list of regularly offered classes can be found by clicking on the COURSES tab to the left.
Courses must be chosen from at least two disciplines. Students are strongly encouraged to consider appropriate foreign language study and studying abroad in the the region. Up to eight semester hours of language study can be counted toward the minor. With the approval of the program coordinator, up to 12 semester hours of study-abroad credit can be counted toward the minor