Major Explorations: Asian Languages and Civilizations

Whether through literature, film, art, architecture, political science, anthropology, religion, or history, Asian Languages and Civilizations allows you to engage this vital and significant part of our world. Learn about courses, lines of inquiry, and career paths for majors.

The curriculum of Asian Languages and Civilizations is open to all non-majors and new students. The language program offers flexible placement and many non-majors pursue 3 or more years of language study within the department. Few, if any, culture courses have prerequisites and non-majors are welcome to explore any part of the department’s curriculum. A 100-level survey course is always a great place to begin. You may also, for example, complement courses in the English major with some 300-level courses in Chinese or Japanese literature.