Masako Hamada, PhD
Director, Asian Studies
Associate Professor, Japanese Studies
Garey Hall Rm 34B
Ms. Joyce Harden
Administrative Assistant/Events Assistant
Asian Studies offers a major as a specialization of a Global Interdisciplinary Studies (GIS) major. The major in Asian Studies provides an interdisciplinary and comparative approach to deepen students' understandings of the history, culture, religion, politics, literature, and society of Asia. Students may sign up for the major and choose their Asian Studies specialization through the Department of Global Interdisciplinary Studies in 36 Garey Hall. The GIS Chair and the Program Director of Asian Studies will work closely with each student to develop their individual interests, abilities, and career goals while fulfilling the requirements for their major.