College of Arts & Sciences

Students interested in diplomacy and international affairs, business, and education find knowledge of Asia critical for vibrant careers. Asia embraces 60 percent of the global population. China, Japan and India are among the top five consumer nations, having major implications for international relations, business and environmental concerns. By majoring in Asian Studies at Seton Hall University you will gain a broad understanding of the rich histories of Asia, acquire insights into the vitally important political, economic, cultural, social and religious dynamics of the region, and master an Asian language. These achievements  will lead to rewarding career options.

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers courses in Asian area studies and training in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Filipino and Japanese languages. The language curriculum is within the national standards and proficiency guidelines of the American Council of Teaching for Foreign Languages. Area courses address the civilizations, cultures, histories, economics, politics and religions of Asia, with an emphasis on Northeast Asia because of its global impact.

In addition to the University requirements, the Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies requires 48 credits: 24 credits in one Asian language, 12 credits in traditional and modern China and Japan, 6 credits in Asia related social sciences and 6 credits in Asia-related humanities courses.

To talk to a faculty adviser, contact the chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

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