Life is the continuous adjustment of internal relations to external relations.-Herbert Spencer
Some people crave more than the familiar. For them, nothing will do but to explore the diverse societies that inhabit the world.
Maybe you’d like to add a multicultural dimension to your college education that is useful in graduate study and can get you well-positioned for careers in fields as diverse as government service, international business, banking, marketing, law, education, and journalism. Birmingham-Southern’s Asian Studies program offers exactly that.
The Asian Studies program is an interdisciplinary major that gives you the opportunity to study the world’s largest continent from many perspectives and to develop important analytical and disciplinary skills. Asian Studies is particularly relevant for today’s undergraduate student because it emphasizes the changing traditions of Asia—including its astounding growth in economic power—contemporary problems faced by Asian nations, and their relations with western nations.
The courses in the curriculum cover East Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. Asian Studies students are eligible to participate in any of the study-abroad or exchange programs that BSC arranges with universities in Asia through the college’s Sklenar Center for International Programs.
If you are interested in learning more about any of our majors and minors, you will find more information in the Disciplinary Majors and Minors section of the BSC Course Catalog.
Dr. Matthew Levey
Department of History