The Asian Studies major provides students the opportunity to study in depth one of the most important regions in the world. The importance of Asia derives from its large population, long history, complex and diverse societies and cultures, and rising economic significance. As the peoples and nations of the world become increasingly interconnected, successful leaders will benefit from a mastery of this key region.
The Asian Studies major combines courses in history, culture and politics with those from modern languages and an array of electives from other disciplines. Students are expected to do the following:
• develop an understanding of the historical, cultural, political and economic forces that have shaped modern Asia
• master the rudiments of an Asian language
• experience cultural immersion through study abroad in at least one Asian country
Students will complete an international experience in Asia. Currently Rollins offers such experiences in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Osaka.
The Asian Studies major is designed to educate Rollins students for active citizenship and ethical leadership in a global society, and to prepare graduates for productive careers. The major spans a variety of academic departments and students are required to incorporate courses from different departments.