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Asian Languages and Cultures Major


The Journey Begins Here

The new Bachelor of Arts in Asian Languages and Cultures is an interdisciplinary major that serves students with strengths and interest in Asian languages and cultures, providing these students with communicative, critical thinking, analytical, and writing skills as well as the intercultural competency that employers seek, enhancing possibilities of working internationally.

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Choosing from three concentrations (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean), majors will acquire the advanced language skills required to communicate effectively in the target Asian language. Moreover, the study abroad option will provide students with the opportunity for total immersion in their target Asian language and culture.

Careers
In addition to the personal and intellectual growth provided by the major, students will gain the skills required for employment in the fields of translation, law, business, education, or the media. They may pursue a diplomatic career with the State Department and the Federal Government, work with an NGO or a multi-national corporation, continue their study in graduate school, teach, or pursue a career in Asia.

For more information or to declare the major today, please contact Dr. Wing Shan Ho.