Program Coordinator: Dr. Brian Hoffert
East Asian Studies Faculty
The East Asian Studies program engages students in an intensive study of Chinese and Japanese language, history, religion, philosophy, art, literature and culture in order to help them acquire the knowledge and skills to pursue a career that focuses on some aspect of East Asian civilization.
The program is predicated on the principle that true communication requires an understanding of both language and culture. Students not only learn to appreciate Chinese and Japanese culture, but to better understand the distinctive cultural patterns that structure their own lives. The program provides the essential preparation to live and work in East Asia or to work in a field that involves East Asia in any way. More generally, East Asian Studies is of interest to anyone curious to explore the diversity of the human experience.
Degree offered: B.A.