Asian Studies

Louis Mangione, Chair
347 Mazur Hall

Michelle Xu, Administrator
429 Mazur Hall

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Asian Studies prepares students for careers that require linguistic proficiency and cultural knowledge. Students are required to take at least four semesters of Chinese, Japanese, or Korean. Language courses are incorporated into a program of study comprising required and elective Asia-focused content courses in several disciplines, such as literature, religion, history, political science, sociology, and anthropology.

Asian Studies majors are strongly encouraged to spend a semester or academic year studying abroad in a university program that combines language classes with courses focusing on culture and history—and to participate in the daily life of the host country.

Careers that require or benefit from Asia-related expertise include government, education, and business. The Asian Studies degree also prepares students for graduate programs in the humanities and social sciences as well as for professional schools in areas such as law and business.

Study Abroad at Temple University Japan
Temple University's campus in Tokyo, Japan (TUJ) can provide students with experience abroad while taking their coursework. If you have an interest in studying at TUJ consult the Office of Education Abroad and Overseas Campuses and the TUJ web site.

Student Organization
The East West Club offers lectures, films, and career development programs, as well as fun and fellowship through extracurricular activities.