From History, take courses such as Traditional East Asia, Modern East Asia, China in the Twentieth Century, Japan and the Modern World, and East Asia and the West.
Japanese language classes starting from the introductory level and progressing all the way to a course on Advanced Conversation are also available to you as an East Asian Studies minor. Plus, you can select from courses offered in the Religious Studies department including Hindu Religious Thought and Buddhist Religious Thought.
Our students often use their skills in their study abroad experience in places like China, Japan, Fiji and Thailand. Our program offers a solid background in East Asia's history so as to provide our students with a familiarity of East Asia's vast cultures and traditions.
In our current global economy, businesses and organizations are always looking for employees who are bilingual, especially in Asian languages such as Japanese. You will have the opportunity to become proficient in Japanese as an East Asian Studies minor at Saint Michael's, which will make you very appealing to future employers.