Gain cultural and historical perspectives on the world’s biggest contributor to economic growth: Asia. Sharpen your focus by learning Chinese or delving into the art and history of China, Japan, or India.
About the Program
The Asian studies minor at Mills gives you the flexibility to design an individualized program of study. You can choose to survey the arts of China, Japan, or India. Learn about Chinese and Japanese history, Indian music, or Asian diasporic literature. Or take courses in our Chinese language program, which offers beginning through advanced levels of study and develops intercultural as well as linguistic competence.
In small, collaborative classes, your professors and classmates will encourage you to ask questions and express your ideas confidently. You’ll form close relationships with faculty who are dedicated to the success of every student—and eager to share their passion for Asian history, art, music, and language studies.
You’ll be encouraged to deepen your cultural understanding through study abroad programs in China, South Korea, and other countries in Asia. In and out of the classroom, you’ll explore Asia through various lenses, expanding your global perspective and challenging your assumptions. The knowledge you gain can help prepare you for advanced study of the region and a career in diplomatic service, international trade, or international development, among other fields.
Courses You Could Take
Introduction to Asian Art: India & the Himalayas
Chinese Culture Through Film
Reconfiguring South Asian Diasporic Identity
The Music of India
Asian/Pacific American and Asian Diasporic Literature