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Asian Studies

Faculty Coordinators

Chris Keaveney, Ph.D.
John Sagers, Ph.D.(on sabbatical spring 2015)

Following geographic convention, “Asia” encompasses four cultural areas: Japan; China and its neighbors (Mongolia, Taiwan, the Koreas); insular and mainland Southeast Asia; and the Indian subcontinent, including Pakistan, Bangladesh, and the Himalayan “kingdoms.”

Requirements for Major or Minor

27-29 credits and one semester of study abroad. Specific requirements include six credits abroad in courses dealing with the history, culture, ecology, and/or politics of the country or region (satisfied by MLJP 306 and MLJP 307 for students who undertake Linfield’s program in Japan); successful study of an Asian language through the second semester of the intermediate level; two or more courses totaling 6-8 credits in Asian studies beyond those taken while abroad, selected from a list maintained by the faculty coordinators; and IDST 090 in which the student is responsible for locating the focal area within a larger regional and global context. Where language work is not available in the study abroad program or on campus, an appropriate literature-in-translation or area studies course may, with approval of the program committee, be substituted for some but not all of the language requirement.

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