Asian economies have a preeminent presence and impact worldwide, and political and social dynamics in Asia intersect profoundly with U.S. political, social, and cultural landscapes. We live and study in an age in which major world cultures that were formerly assigned to particular geographic regions are recognized to have truly international, cross-sectional reach. Studying Asian historic civilizations and contemporary societies and economies is fascinating, meaningful and practical.
Several Asian languages are taught in the Department of Linguistics. Chinese, Japanese, and Korean are each offered through the fourth-year. Undergraduate minors may be elected in these languages. UB students may also study Arabic, Hindi/Urdu, and Sanskrit.
Credits earned through study abroad in Asia, undertaking language study, non-language classes and graduate research can count toward Asian Studies major requirements.