Frequently Asked Questions

What can you do with a major or minor in Asian Studies?

Professionals who majored and minored in Asian Studies can be found in various positions, both in the public and private sectors, related to Asian nations individually and internationally. A major and minor in Asian Studies prepares students for several career areas such as international trade and industry, teaching and academic research, plus careers in the Foreign Service, development agencies, and immigration and social services.

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Where is the Department located?

Asian Studies is located in the Department of Global Interdisciplinary Studies in Garey Hall, Room 36.

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Who do I contact for information about degree programs?

Dr. HaiLin Zhou

Director, Asian Studies
Assistant Professor, Chinese Studies
Garey Hall Rm 34
Phone: (610) 519-6996

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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

Dr. HaiLin Zhou

Director, Asian Studies
Associate Teaching Professor, Chinese Studies
Garey Hall Rm 34
Phone: (610) 519-6996

Ms. Joyce Harden
Administrative/Events Assistant
Garey 036
Phone: 610-519-6302

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