Academic Programs


The Minor in Asian Studies is open to all undergraduate students at Villanova University. The requirement for the Minor is a minimum of five Asia-related courses to be chosen in consultation with and approved by the Director of the Asian Studies Program. 

  • Coursework must be done on more than one country in Asia (e.g., China, Japan, Korea, India, etc.);
  • Coursework must be done in more than one discipline or department (e.g., Political Science, History, Religion, GIS, Psychology, Marketing, Economics, etc.);
  • Only language courses above the first-year level may count towards the Minor;
  • No more than two study abroad courses may count towards the Minor.
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Contact Information

Masako Hamada, PhD
Director, Asian Studies
Associate Professor, Japanese Studies
Garey Hall Rm 34B
Phone: 610-519-4701

Ms. Joyce Harden
Administrative Assistant/Events Assistant
SAC 023
Phone: 610-519-4640