Professors: S. Britt, Kaup, Kuoshu, Yagi (Chair)
Associate Professors: Baba, L. Harris, L.I. Knight, Nair, Zhang
Assistant Professors: Blumenfield, Francis-Ratte
Lecturers: Tokunaga, Yazijian
Adjunct: V. Khandke
The department offers a broad interdisciplinary major in Asian Studies and more focused studies with majors in Chinese Studies and Japanese Studies.
Language houses in Chinese and Japanese are located in the North Village residential complex. Amid the residential apartments, there is a common area devoted to the programmatic and informal activities of the language houses. Students can apply to live in the houses for their sophomore, junior or senior years. Students living in the houses are expected to make a one-year commitment to the program and to speak the target language in the house. To facilitate that effort, a native-speaking resident in each language lives in the house and helps to coordinate program activities. All students participating in the language house must enroll in a year-long course sequence (numbered 265 and 266) offered in conjunction with the program.
ProgramsBachelor of Arts