Asian Studies Minor

The 21st century has been predicted to be the "Asian Century," with the role of Asia on the world stage becoming increasingly prominent. If you wish to assume roles of leadership in this new world, you must first understand it.

The Asian studies program at Saint Joseph's University is interdisciplinary and designed to provide students with a vital understanding of Asia, broadly defined as the region from the Persian Gulf to the Philippines, including the present states of China, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Taiwan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Burma, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, and the Central Asian Republics of the former Soviet Union. If you're looking to elevate your understanding of the rich history and culture that has contributed so much to our common human heritage and prepare yourself for a responsible and successful role in the global world of tomorrow, a minor in Asian studies is right for you. It is the perfect complement to a number of majors from political science to business.