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The Asian Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program whose curriculum combines a variety of courses offered by different departments in the College of Arts and Sciences and also courses from other schools at AU including the School of International Service. Faculty members teaching courses in the Asian Studies Program are from different American University schools and departments.
The BA degree in Asian Studies aims to understand Asia in a dynamic global context. It will enhance students’ understanding of historical and contemporary global culture and politics by enabling students to engage with an extensive and intensive study of Asia in the past and present. Students majoring in Asian Studies explore the societies of East and South Asia and their global ramifications. The program offers a lively academic study of Asia through interdisciplinary curriculum, internships, international exchange programs, and study abroad.
The Asian Studies Program is conducting its first annual essay contest for the 2013-2014 term! Students enrolled in classes pertaining to Asia, including South or East Asian cultures, fine arts, politics, economics or religions, are eligible to submit their term papers for the chance to win a $100 prize. Students may submit their essays to one of three categories: Group One (freshmen and sophomores), Group Two (juniors and seniors) or Group Three (graduate students). Essay submission details forthcoming.