Asian Studies

Discover Asian culture

As an Asian Studies minor at Mercer University, you will explore the culture, history, politics, people, and beliefs of the Asian culture. You will be challenged and stretched by our curriculum, and you will discover the mysteries of Asia.

To fully immerse yourself in the Asian culture, we encourage you to sign up for a study abroad experience. You will witness the information in your textbook come to life, and you will earn three credit hours toward your Asian Studies minor. Students are encouraged to take advantage of Mercer’s Chinese Language and Culture Study Abroad Program at Nanjing University.

A minor in Asian Studies requires 23 semester credit hours, including Chinese language courses and at least six hours at the 300 level. Students who demonstrate fluency in Mandarin Chinese (written and spoken) or other recognized Asian or South Asian languages, may waive all or part of the language requirement. In lieu of Chinese language courses, exempted students must still take a total of seven courses in the minor.

See all program requirements and course descriptions in the Mercer University catalog. View the Asian Studies check sheet.

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Dr. Chinekwu Obidoa

Associate Professor and Chair of Department of International and Global Studies