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Asian Studies

Minor in Asian Studies

Complement your degree with an Asian studies minor.

The minor in Asian Studies degree program offers a multidisciplinary approach to understanding a region that has played an important role throughout history and has emerged as one of the most economically dynamic and politically influential areas in the world. This comprehensive approach gives students a broad-based knowledge that integrates Asian history, politics, economics, geography, anthropology, natural sciences, and culture, including film, art, and music.

Asian Studies at Adelphi goes beyond the conventional study of humanities and natural sciences. Our science professors take a more expansive approach to the region. The region’s impact on early civilizations is demonstrated in the archeological research of Anagnostis Agelarakis, professor of anthropology, that shows the early development of urbanization in Southwest Asia.

Students in the Asian Studies degree program will have the opportunity to study some of the following countries:

  • East Asia—China, Japan, and Korea
  • Southeast Asia—Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Philippines, Laos, Myanmar, Singapore, and Cambodia
  • South Asia—India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka
  • Southwest Asia—Iran and Iraq
  • Central Asia—Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
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For further information, please contact:

M. Cristina Zaccarini, PhD
Program Co-Director
Blodgett Hall, Room 200H
p – 516.877.4788
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Kirsten Ziomek, PhD
Program Co-Director
Blodgett Hall, Room 200E
p – 516.877.4792
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