Welcome to Asian Studies

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.

The minor requires taking a total of 20 semester hours of Asian Studies electives. Courses must be chosen from at least two disciplines. Up to 12 semester hours of study-abroad credit may be counted with the approval of the program. Students are strongly encouraged to consider appropriate foreign language study and studying abroad in the the region.

To learn more about the Asian Studies program, you may speak with the instructor of this course or contact the program coordinator, Xiaolin Duan

View the Asian Studies minor requirements.