Asian Languages & Literatures


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.