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The Minor in East Asian Studies is comprised of courses in history, political science, economics, languages, media, cinema, and literature. The interdisciplinary Ivan Allen College East Asian Studies minor connects study of China, Japan, and Korea and of Southeast Asia.
East Asia plays a significant role in world politics and the global economy, and study of the region should be an integral part of a contemporary education. Through interdisciplinary study of history, politics, economics, literature, media, and languages in the regions of East Asia, and to a lesser extent Southeast Asia, students engage in comparative study of societies and values.
This minor (jointly administered by Modern Languages and Literature, Media, and Communication) is designed for undergraduates who will enter a wide range of careers (engineering, science, business, public service, law, teaching, research, etc.).