Discover how China became a financial powerhouse, how Japan rose to industrial prominence or what caused North Korea to become a nuclear threat. Asian countries hold extraordinary political, economic, technological and military influence. Suffolk’s Asian studies program looks at the region’s complex history and future. Students majoring in Asian Studies will be ready for a career in law, government, economics or global relations.
Suffolk University’s Asian studies major weaves coursework that studies every aspect of the Asian experience. Students will become experts in the evolution of Asia from ancient times to the current day, communicated through literature, philosophy, economics, history, politics and religion. Majors will also master at least one Asian language.
Suffolk’s Asian studies program includes content that studies every facet of the Asian experience. Students cover the evolution of Asia from antiquity to the present day. Studies are taught through literature, philosophy, economics, history, politics and religion.
The Asian experience surpasses classroom work: Suffolk is home to the first-class Barbara and Richard M. Rosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies. This institute attracts illustrious intellectuals from around the world, they participate in lectures, film screenings and discussions. The institute plays an active role in students’ studies.
The Asian Studies minor requires at least five courses from a minimum of two departments, of which up to two may be Asian Language courses. For this minor, even if students are proficient in an Asian language, a reduction in the total number of courses is not allowed.