Asian Studies Minor

The Asian Studies minor allows students to integrate material from diverse perspectives, and allows for the coordination of efforts of professors who up to now have endeavored on an individual basis to offer their students alternatives to Western courses of study.

Loyola has long had a diverse range of courses in Asian studies in its curriculum. These courses are now organized into a coherent minor. The introductory Japanese language course began in the spring semester of 1998 and was soon supplemented in the following years by intermediate and advanced Japanese language courses, Chinese, and Asian culture and history courses. In addition to courses offered by the Department of Languages and Cultures, the Departments of Religious Studies, History, Philosophy, and Sociology also have incorporate various aspects of Asian studies.