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Asian Studies at Hofstra University

Asian Studies at Hofstra University

Asian Studies at Hofstra University is an interdisciplinary program designed to foster understanding of the traditional and modern societies of Asia. The program examines the cultures within Asia and explores Asia’s relationships with the countries of North America and Europe. Courses in the program typically fulfill credit requirements across a variety of disciplines.

Hofstra currently offers a B.A. and a minor in Asian Studies that prepare students for a wide variety of career paths. Asian Studies also benefits students who are planning to go on to graduate school to earn advanced degrees in business, education, law, and other fields.

Courses in the program are taught in many Hofstra departments, including Anthropology, Comparative Literature and Languages, Economics and Geography, Fine Arts, History, Linguistics, Philosophy, Religion, Philosophy and Political Science.  Students in the program are required to complete a minor in another discipline as part of the Asian Studies requirements.  Most complete a double major.  In addition to courses taught at Hofstra University, the program encourages students to study abroad in Asia, either through Hofstra or through a number of non-Hofstra study abroad programs. 

Hofstra University also offers Chinese and Japanese language courses at all levels and majors in both languages.