Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Department Located?

The office is located in the St. Augustine Center Room. 277.

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Who do I contact for information about degree programs?

Dr. Masako Hamada at masako.hamada@villanova.edu or 610.519.4701.

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What is the difference between the Minor in Asian Studies and the Minor in Japanese and Chinese offered in Global Interdisciplinary Studies?

The Minor in Asian Studies provides students the opportunity to undertake an interdisciplinary study of Asia without the requirement of language study. Students interested in Asian languages can pursue a Minor in Japanese or Chinese as well as the Minor in Asian Studies.

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What are the requirements for a Minor in Asian Studies?

The Minor in Asian Studies is open to all undergraduate students at Villanova University. The requirement for the Minor is a minimum of 5 Asia-related courses chosen in consultation with and approved by the Director of the Asian Studies Program. No more than two courses taken by a student while studying abroad can be applied toward completion of the Minor.

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Contact Information

Director, Asian Studies
Dr. Masako Hamada
Associate Professor of Japanese Studies, Institute for Global Interdisciplinary Studies
Garey Hall Rm 34B
Phone: 610-519-4701
Email:masako.hamada@villanova.edu

Administrative Assistant/Events Assistant:
Ms. Joyce Harden
Villanova University Dean's Office
Phone: 610-519-4640
Villanova, PA 19085
Office: SAC 277
Email: joyce.harden@villanova.edu