If you are interested in the language, culture and arts of Asia, Truman's interdisciplinary pairs well with any major. If you're intrigued by the arts, sciences, languages, religions and cultures of Asia, discover what the world looks like to the 60% of humans who live there.
Pursue Your Own Path
Depending on your particular area of interest, you can choose from three options:
Learn by doing
You can learn Chinese or Japanese and study abroad in China or Japan. Or engage with India, playing with henna, learning ragas, and sticking with English (one of the sub-continent's many official languages). Explore the impact that Asian cultures have had on Americans, including the achievements of Americans with Asian ancestry. Or join up with some of the most open-minded and curious people you'll ever meet in the Society for Sino-American Studies. Whatever your interest, there's a place for you here in our lively community of learners.
We Help You Succeed
At Truman, you benefit from the small classes and personal attention only available at a small undergraduate institution. You'll enjoy research opportunities that are more difficult to come by at a larger institution. Your classes are taught by professors - not graduate students - and our 16:1 faculty-to-student ratio insures you'll receive the personal attention you need when you need it.
Discover New Connections
At Truman, we know that all fields of study are connected in complicated and fascinating ways. Asian Studies is one of fifteen interdisciplinary studies programs available for you to explore the new possibilities that open up when two or more fields overlap. Our interdisciplinary studies major even allows you to custom-design your own field of study.
Asian Studies Minor Committee
Chair: Masahiro Hara (Classical & Modern Languages Dept)
Hena Ahmad (English Dept)
Betsy Delmonico (English Dept)
Wolfgang Hoeschle (Society & Environment Dept)
Huping Ling (History Dept)
Julie Minn (Classical & Modern Languages Dept)
Sara Orel (Classical & Modern Languages Dept)
Lloyd Pflueger (Philosophy & Religion Dept)
Homecoming CML Panel: “Life after Truman” Down Under, SUB Friday, October 10, 2014 10:30 – 11:20 a.m. The Classical and Modern Language Department is pleased to present three alumni in a special panel on ways to re-vision careers in foreign languages. Each of our panelists will give a brief talk about their life after Truman: […] Read More
Visiting Romance Linguist Nationally renowned Romance linguist Dr. Thomas Cravens from the Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison will be leading a three-day symposium October 20-23 on the Romance Language family. His talk will be of special interest to majors in Classics, French, Linguistics, Spanish, and of course Romance Language major. This event is made possible by […] Read More