The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Studies offers majors in Asian Studies and Chinese, minors in Arabic, Asian Studies, Chinese and Japanese, certificates of language proficiency in Arabic, Chinese and Japanese, and a certificate in Asian Business and Society. We also offer instruction in Hebrew, Hindi and Korean. Our courses taught in English on literature, film and culture also provide rigorous academic training for those interested in going to graduate studies and professional degree programs. The popular minor and certificate programs complement most majors at the university, including Asian Studies and Global Studies.
- Major in Asian Studies
- Major in Chinese
- Minor in Arabic
- Minor in Asian Studies
- Minor in Asian American Studies
- Minor in Chinese
- Minor in Japanese
- Certificate of Specialization in Arabic
- Certificate of Specialization in Chinese
- Certificate of Specialization in Japanese
- Certificate in Asian Business and Society
Study Abroad in Asia and the Middle East
We strongly encourage our students to study for a semester or more in one of the countries they learn about in the Arabic, Asian Studies, Chinese and Japanese curriculums.
Connect With the World Around You
We're about more than language proficiency. With us, you'll develop a deep understanding of the politics, history and culture of the regions, acquiring the skills needed to connect globally.
Literature, Film and Popular Culture
With courses in Asian and Middle Eastern literature, film and pop culture, our department welcomes students from any major interested in developing familiarity with the cultures of China, Japan and the Middle East.