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College of Liberal Arts and Sciences > Asian Studies

Phone: (845) 257-3546
Location: JFT 922
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The Asian Studies program offers students the opportunity to deepen their international outlook through interdisciplinary study of East Asia and South Asia. In conjunction with Chinese or Japanese language study, students may choose from several dozen courses offered by faculty in over ten departments. Areas of expertise include Asian art, the anthropology of South Asia, intercultural communication with China, the history and politics of East Asia, U.S.-China relations, the modern history of Vietnam, Asian philosophies, the film of China, Asian-American literature, and Chinese women.

Students in Asian Studies often, though not always, elect to combine their study of Asia with another major or minor in a particular discipline.

The Asian Studies Program strongly encourages study abroad in Asia through SUNY and other international programs.  Instruction is greatly augmented by a superb library collection of books and periodicals on Asia.

Graduates with expertise in East Asia are sought by employers in a wide range of professions, including academia, business, government and think tanks, international companies and organizations, libraries and museums, media, non-profit organizations, and language teaching abroad.

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