Asia Studies (Southeast Asia) (BA)

The BA program in Asia studies offers students the opportunity for in-depth study of East Asia, South Asia or Southeast Asia through a coherent curriculum of academic study across a number of disciplines. The transdisciplinary approach will provide students with a variety of intellectual tools to address contemporary political, social and cultural issues in Asia and to apply their knowledge in various academic and practical settings.

The Asia studies degree program with a concentration on Southeast Asia includes coursework covering:

  • Brunei
  • Burma/Myanmar
  • Cambodia
  • East Timor
  • Indonesia
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • the Philippines
  • Vietnam

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Asia Studies (Southeast Asia) (BA)
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People knowledgeable about Asia will be required in virtually every arena in which the U.S. interacts with the rest of the world, including:

  • communication
  • diplomacy
  • food security
  • higher education
  • humanitarian service
  • intelligence
  • international organizations
  • journalism
  • law
  • law enforcement
  • military studies
  • philanthropy
  • technology transfer
  • tourism
  • trade
  • transportation

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