Asian Languages & LiteraturesPrint
Topics of Study
This program focuses on languages and literature of Asia, including South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Australia, Oceanic, and Pacific languages. This includes Chinese, Tibetan, Japanese and Korean; Hindi and Urdu; Filipino and Vietnamese; and Micronesian and Polynesian languages. It includes instruction in philology, linguistics, dialects and pidgins, and literature. You will examine cultures to develop a better understanding of historical, geographical, and geopolitical forces. You will also study oral and written literatures of the languages.
- A certificate program might prepare for occupations like customs official or travel agent, or to work in an Asian country.
- A bachelor's degree is usually required to enter occupations such as teacher, translator, researcher, interpreter, or in tourism.
- A graduate degree is usually needed to become a professor, linguist, or work in other fields such as international law, business, diplomacy or medicine.