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Asian Studies

Asian Studies at Westminster College

For requirements, please visit the course catalog.

Why get an Asian Studies Minor?

  • Supplement a major in fields such as international studies, transnational studies, business, history, philosophy, religion, political science, sociology, and anthropology.
  • Students can broaden their awareness of global issues and improve their ability to function as members of and increasingly interdependent global community.

Foreign Study in Asia

  • Westminster College offers numerous foreign study opportunities in Asian countries.
  • Many courses offered during foreign study can count toward the Asian studies minor, including language courses.

Career Opportunities

  • Because China and Japan have the second- and third-largest economies in the world, knowledge of Asia is crucial for international and domestic business.
  • A background in Asian Studies can make students more competitive for graduate programs in the humanities and social sciences.



Contact Information


Name: Dr. James McRae
Position: Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion; Coordinator for Asian Studies
Office: Westminster Hall #212
Email: james.mcrae@westminster-mo.edu
Phone Number: 573-592-6229

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