Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES)

The AMES multidisciplinary program aims to enrich our understanding of a broadly conceived “Asia” in relation to other parts of the world. Representing the languages and cultures practiced by more than half of the world’s population, the AMES program includes the study of history, politics, religion, literature, fine and media arts, expressive and ritual culture, and the major languages of the region. Through interdisciplinary coursework and hands-on advising, students cultivate specialized knowledge on a vital region within Asia while exposing them to various cross-regional practices that have shaped larger collective experiences. Furthermore, by bringing together resources on campus and beyond, the program challenges and stimulates students by introducing an alternative worldview.

See a current list of courses offered.

Note: Students who declared a concentration or minor in East Asian Studies or Middle Eastern Studies before Fall 2011 should refer to the previous curricula.