- Asian Languages and CivilizationsAsian Languages and Civilizations
- Welcome to New Students
- Faculty & Staff
- Contact Information
- History of Amherst College and Japan
- Chinese Language Program
- Japanese Language Program
- Language Tables
- Doshisha Prize
- Yūshien (Japanese Style Garden)
- Beyond Shangri-La
- ASLC Documents
Aims. By graduation a concentrator in Asian Languages and Civilizations is expected to have gained a sophisticated understanding of one of the four cultural areas that make up our department. In addition, we expect students to expand their understanding of Asia by taking two classes in two of the three areas outside of their region of concentration.
Methodological skills. We expect students to have attained at least third-year competency in one Asian language. In addition to gaining broad exposure to the history and culture of one region we expect them to have acquired the facility in at least one of the disciplines represented in our curriculum.