Students in the Asian Languages and Culture major will be able to understand the variation within and similarities across Asia with reference to historical and contemporary cultural connections (people, societies, languages, literature, religions, and cultural genres). Students will be able to declare the named options in East Asian, South Asia, or Southeast Asian studies. Students who opt for a regional grounding will base their area studies and language courses around that particular region.
Students may study any of the languages we offer during the academic year: Chinese, Filipino, Hindi, Hmong, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persia, Thai, Tibetan, Urdu or Vietnamese.
Students are encouraged to explore opportunities to use the language outside of the classroom, especially in internships or study abroad programs. Credits earned while on IAP or IIP programs may count towards major requirements. Plan ahead, and discuss with the advisor.
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