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The Department of
Asian Studies

Academics / Departments & Programs / Asian Studies

Join one of the only Christian universities in the U.S. that offers a comprehensive Asian studies program.

At Calvin, you'll gain a fuller perspective of Asian culture through progressive language instruction in Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. You'll delve deep into the histories, religious traditions, philosophies, economics, politics, and fine arts of Asia. You’ll select one of three Asian languages to study: Chinese, Japanese, or Korean. And you'll have the chance to pursue those studies abroad, through one of many off-campus programs.

With your insight you gain into the languages and cultures of Asia, you'll find new opportunities in careers ranging from business to healthcare to international relations.

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Looking to stretch yourself further? Find even more collaboration and academic depth in one of Calvin’s two distinct honors programs.

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Korean at Calvin

Study the Korean language up to the intermediate level and get credit toward your Asian studies degree. Learn more »

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Chinese at Calvin

Calvin's Chinese program offers a variety of majors and minors that fit well with an Asian studies degree. Learn more »

Japanese at Calvin

Japanese language courses are a good supplement to your Asian studies degree if you've chosen Japan as your area of focus. Learn more »

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