Undergraduate Program

Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES) is a multidisciplinary program that aims to enrich the understanding of a broadly conceived "Asia" in relation to other parts of the world. The AMES curriculum includes the study of history, politics, religion, literature, fine and media arts, performance, expressive and ritual culture, and the major languages of the region. Its curriculum consists of course offerings encompassing a diverse range of topics that involve East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific. Students select a concentration track (major) in either East Asian Studies or Middle Eastern Studies.

The AMES curriculum includes four minor programs of study including minors in East Asian Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, South Asian Studies and Comparative and Diaspora Studies of Asia and the Middle East. AMES concentrators and AMES minors are encouraged to combine their academic study with service learning, study away, or study abroad.

AMES concentrators are required to complete 33 credit hours, including AMES 250 (core course) and AMES 493 (capstone course).   Students are encouraged to pursue advanced research through AMES 495  -AMES 496  (Senior Honors). Please consult with a faculty member in AMES if you are interested in the program