Asian Languages & Civilizations

Our faculty and students draw on a variety of disciplines to explore the histories and cultures of the peoples of Asia.

Accepting P/F Courses for Major Credit

Typically, no courses required for a major can be taken Pass/Fail, but due to the extraordinary circumstances of the Spring 2020 semester, any courses you are currently taking which are required for the Asian Languages and Civilizations major may be taken Pass/Fail and still count towards your major.

We study the languages, societies and cultures of major civilizations that stretch from the Arab World to Japan. Students expand their knowledge and challenge assumptions about this large and vital part of the world.

Historical photo of Doshisha University students holding their school flag

Asian Studies Prizes

We award the Doshisha Asian Studies Prize for the best undergraduate honors thesis pertaining to Asia, and The Smith Prize for Japanese Studies.