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PCAL - Asian Studies

Angkor Wat Bas Relief

Ta Prohm, Cambodia

Mahayana Temple, Melacca

Night Street, Melacca

Gal Vihara, Sri Lank

Wat, Sukhothai

Why Asian Studies? 

The continent of Asia is home to some of the most ancient and formative civilizations in history. All of the world's largest religious traditions have their origins on the continent, and Asian peoples have shaped and reshaped how humanity understands the world and itself for centuries.

The Asian Studies programs facilitate the understanding of the continent and its peoples, including their languages, religions, and cultures. The major and minors provide students with an understanding of the Asian past, as well as with the knowledge to put current issues and problems into broader historical, religious, and cultural contexts.

Our programs deal with societies in South, Southeast, and East Asia and have the following goals:

  • introduce the history and culture of Asian societies;
  • enable students to view international and intercultural issues from different perspectives;
  • understand the political, social, economic and religious issues faced by developing areas in the modern world;
  • illustrate the interdependence among geographical areas of the world.

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