Asian Studies concentration within the Interdisciplinary Studies major
is designed to offer students an interdisciplinary program of
study of various dimensions of the Asian world. Students may
plan a course of study that concentrates on a particular aspect
of Asian civilization or on a particular sub-region of Asia.
One might, for example, focus on the art and philosophy of
various Asian peoples, or instead, one might choose to
concentrate on Chinese (or Indian or Japanese) civilization,
studying the traditional and modern society, its physical
setting, and its political and economic development.
In order to build a sound program of study, which meets both the
individual student’s needs and Interdisciplinary Studies
requirements, it is essential that students work closely with an
adviser in planning the program and selecting courses.
The Asian Studies program also has a 21-unit minor program.
Besides an expanding list of Asian Studies courses, the program
is supported by the Asian Arts and
Culture Center, located in the Center for the Arts.
History professor Steve Phillips
tells the "inside story of the greatest diplomatic coup in history" in a
recently published volume about President Richard M. Nixon's historic visit
in 1972 to the People's Republic of China.
Read the Q&A in the Baltimore Sun.