The primary goal of the Asian Studies Minor at Baldwin Wallace University is to serve students who have personal and professional interests in learning more about Asia. With Asia’s increasing international presence and influence, it is crucial to understand this region’s historical, political, economic, and social experiences for students who seek to work in areas of international business, politics, and comparative studies in various fields. The course works for the minor combine the social sciences and the humanities as they investigate many dimensions of Asian life.
A student wishing to declare an Asian Studies Minor is encouraged to meet with the director of the Asian Studies Minor early in the student’s University study to develop a plan for completing the minor’s requirements. Direct all questions related to the minor to its co-directors, Professor Ellen Posman in the Religion Department, or Professor Haesook Chae in the Political Science Department.