International Studies

Asian Studies Concentration

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Andrew Oros, Professor of Political Science and International Studies

WC abroad programs in China (Beijing and Hong Kong), Japan, and South Korea.

Required language of study: Chinese, or another Asian language abroad.

In addition to the Common Requirements for all concentrations, students must complete two courses related to Asia at Washington College.

Why a concentration in international studies?

Regional and functional concentrations are open to students of all majors and offer an interdisciplinary approach to the study of a particular area. They combine course work at Washington College in anthropology, business, economics, history, political science, modern language with at least one semester (or summer) abroad in the region of focus. 

The regional concentration is designed to serve students who wish to develop a focus on a particular world region, for those who plan to enter business, government, or international agency service and for those who are preparing for graduate study of a particular region.

Recommended Courses Offered At Washington College:

  • HIS 381: Modern China
  • HIS 383: Modern Japan
  • MUS 314: Music of Asia
  • PHL 416: Philosophy of Buddhism
  • POL 345: Comparative Government: East Asia
  • POL 346: Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy
  • POL 347: Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy
  • POL 351: Politics, Religion, and Ethnicity in South Asia
  • POL 384: International Relations of East Asia

Special Topics courses dealing with Asia also are frequently offered at Washington College, and may be counted toward the two-course requirement.