Core Curriculum

The core program focuses on three Asian cultural regions: East Asia, Southeast Asia, and South Asia.The program explores the histories, languages, religions, societies, politics, literature, and media as they impact Asian societies, the world at large, and the United States. Students are encouraged to expand their own experiences of Asia through the many Study Abroad opportunities. Courses offered at other LVAIC institutions and approved in the Study Abroad Programs may be taken for credit by Lehigh students. Students are encouraged to participate in a variety of extracurricular activities that are offered in Asian Studies, such as special lectures and seminars, films, performances, and exhibits.
The overall program is administered by the Asian Studies Program Faculty, an interdisciplinary body of faculty with experience in the region. The Program Faculty oversees both the formal academic work within the program as well as the extracurricular activities sponsored at the university. It also cooperates with the Asian Cultural Society and other campus organizations involved in aspects of Asian Studies.

The courses listed are regularly offered in the program and new ones are currently under development in a number of subject areas. (Consult the Registrar's Schedule of Classes for specific offerings in any particular semester.)

Palace of the Winds in Jaipur - Jaipur, India
For further information, interested students should consult 
Dr. Annabella Pitkin, Director and Academic Advisor, Asian Studies Program 

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