Asian Studies Minor
As a Whitworth Asian studies minor, you'll explore the political activity, social relations, religious traditions, philosophical schools and literatures of East Asian countries. The program's interdisciplinary approach enhances any course of study and prepares students to better understand the significant influence Asia has in the global marketplace of culture and economics. At the heart of this program is achieving competency in an Asian language.
Why minor in Asian studies at Whitworth?
- Develop intercultural competency. By approaching the study of Asia from several disciplines, you'll learn to engage with other cultures from diverse viewpoints.
- Take advantage of study-abroad opportunities. Faculty-led programs are offered in Beijing, Shanghai, and other cities in China, Japan and Vietnam.
- Learn from professors across disciplines who will inspire new interests in areas like language, literature and religion.
- Be challenged. The rigorous and global curriculum will challenge you and prepare you for dynamic careers across fields.
- Connect your faith or worldview to your learning. Through the exploration of beliefs and practices of other faith traditions, you'll gain better insight into your own.
- Become who you're meant to be.
Our Asian studies grads make a difference (and get jobs)
Our Asian studies minors have gone on to successful careers in government service, teaching, research, law, nonprofit work and business, working abroad and in the U.S.